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Framework Knitters' Museum

Chapel Street | Ruddington, Nottingham NG11 6HE, England
+44 115 984 6914
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Delightful place

What an insight into how things were done back in the day and so many machines still working... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Manchester, United Kingdom
Glimpse in to history

A really important museum showcasing an important part of Nottingham's history. There's lots to see... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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A Living MuseumNottinghamshire folk have been Framework Knitting for over 400 years.Isn’t it time you joined us?Discover how the Knitters lived and workedVisit the workshops and see a Framework Knitter in actionCreate your own souvenir on a circular knitting machineExplore the garden, the wash house and other period buildingsView our historic collection of hosiery including Queen Victoria’s stockingsSee the poor living and working conditions, which gave rise to the Luddite revoltDiscover the craft, which gave birth to the Nottingham Lace IndustryVisit our Textile Emporium shop and support contemporary crafts.Relax in the museum tea-room or enjoy refreshments on the lawn.
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Chapel Street | Ruddington, Nottingham NG11 6HE, England
+44 115 984 6914
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What an insight into how things were done back in the day and so many machines still working, volunteers very helpful and informative well worth a visit

Thank dragonjmw
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A really important museum showcasing an important part of Nottingham's history. There's lots to see and learn - although it looks small on the outside!

Thank SarahNRaJ
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place was the perfect "break" in our journey from Peterborough to the Peak District. This is a fasinating place , very original, and in a unique location. We found that this was a most interesting museum, every one made us feel very welcome and...More

1  Thank Dennis B
Reviewed 17 May 2017

We went as a family to the Framework Knitters Museum as something to do on a rainy spring day and didn't expect much. We ended up staying four hours! Our ages are 74, 50, 25 and 14 and we all enjoyed it immensely and learned...More

1  Thank worldschoolmum
Reviewed 6 May 2017

We had been before but it was a hurried visit, this time we took a leisurely wander around. We were surprised at how interesting this compact museum is. There are cottages, which had housed the foreman and a worker , furnished as per the period....More

Thank Ian P
Reviewed 4 May 2017

Excellent little attraction with hands on experiences offered by knowledgeable volunteers and staff. A quiet little corner of the countryside telling the story of a dark and depressing part of local industrial history. Well worth a visit.

1  Thank Jane N
Reviewed 22 April 2017

We visited with our grandchildren, ten generations on from framework knitters in the early 18th century. We (three generations) were made to feel so welcome, especially the children. Everyone took the utmost care to explain the processes and to involve us all. Ruddington is a...More

2  Thank judith1949
Reviewed 19 April 2017

The Museum is a glimpse into the past and the hard times experienced by the workers and their families. Lots to explore and a nice little tearoom to enjoy a break. The staff are knowledgeable and friendly. The association with the lace industry and the...More

1  Thank bsandrs
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

This little museum gave an insight into the hard life endured by workers in the cottage industry of framework knitting. Definitely worth a visit.

Thank pwd100
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

I have just visited this museum to do the bunny easter hunt along with my friend and our children (6 in total). On arrival we payed £5 for each adult and were handed 2 forms to complete as part of the hunt. We didn't find...More

Thank Heather C
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
how do i get there using public transport
22 March 2017|
Response from Local1950 |
Number 10 bus from Victoria Centre or Broadmarsh.
Is the museum suitable for disabled visitors
4 November 2016|
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Response from FrameKnit | Property representative |
Thank you for your inquiry. Access to the museum is not straight forward, the site offers a number of challenges. However you can find details of our provision in our Access Statement which can be found at the bottom of our... More