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Framework Knitters' Museum

Chapel Street | Ruddington, Nottingham NG11 6HE, England
+44 115 984 6914
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Brilliant piece of Nottm history

Wonderful little museum. Fascinating glimpse into Nottm history. Fabulous, helpful staff. Will... read more

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Michaela G
Fascinating

Visited on a Sunday (last admission 4pm). Very interesting and well preserved with enthusiastic... read more

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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
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Reviewed yesterday

Wonderful little museum. Fascinating glimpse into Nottm history. Fabulous, helpful staff. Will definately bring the children back here.

Thank Michaela G
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Visited on a Sunday (last admission 4pm). Very interesting and well preserved with enthusiastic members of staff who clearly know the detail of the history of the place. Each room is a time capsule with relevant items feeling very authentic. Being able to open the...More

Thank Anton_Smith
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Reviewed 15 March 2018

We didn't know anything about this museum until we were looking for attractions en route to Holme Pierrepont Hall. But we are really glad we came upon this museum. It is tucked away near the centre of this small Nottinghamshire village and tells the story...More

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Reviewed 17 February 2018 via mobile

I visited this place today, i will admit i thought it might be a little run down, but it exceeded my expectations and its Definately worth going to. Its a little gem where it takes you back in time and tells you about how Runnington...More

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Reviewed 11 February 2018

A museum that tells and demonstrates the history of sock and stocking manufacture. The story is extremely well brought to life by the volunteers. The museum takes you back to the time when our hosiery was made at home. Original surroundings and machines deliver the...More

1  Thank Geoffrey A
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Reviewed 11 February 2018

This is one of the best small scale museums we have visited. It is a fascinating combination of technical and social aspects of the industrial heritage of the East Midlands.The staff and volunteers could not have been better. They were helpful, knowledgable and approachable. There...More

1  Thank Pag219
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Reviewed 7 December 2017

We went as a family as part of our Arts Award Project. At the beginning there are videos you can watch about how the machines were used which were interesting and then we had the opportunity to have a go at making a scarf on...More

1  Thank mark b
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Reviewed 2 December 2017

I really enjoyed my day to the Framewotk Knitters Museum. The talk was very informative and you can us the old machines. Children seemed to love having a go.

1  Thank Angela M
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Reviewed 10 November 2017

In a little back street in the Village of Ruddington on the outskirts of Nottingham this Live History Museum. Knitting Machines being the theme. A fascinating place showing the development growth and ingenuity of knitting machine makers which lead to the Nottingham Lace machines. Take...More

1  Thank RobEll4348
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Reviewed 26 October 2017

We visited the “Perspectives” art exhibition and found it inspiring. The works on show were just stunning and a credit to the venue. First class.

1  Thank David W
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jeanhiggott
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Response from Gill K |
Navy bus 3 and Green 10 both go to Ruddington from Nottingham.
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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
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