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Framework Knitters' Museum

Chapel Street | Ruddington, Nottingham NG11 6HE, England
+44 115 984 6914
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Very interesting for anyone who has never been

I have visited here many times. This particular visit I took my oldest son and his girlfriend as my... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Bushhog T
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Nottingham, England, United Kingdom
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History of Ordinary People

You may well know the phrase "to be a Luddite" but here you can find out exactly who Ned Ludd was... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Mike F
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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 4 days ago via mobile

I have visited here many times. This particular visit I took my oldest son and his girlfriend as my sons girlfriend had never been before. It is a really interesting place to visit. You can discover so much about Nottingham’s history here and it is...More

Thank Bushhog T
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You may well know the phrase "to be a Luddite" but here you can find out exactly who Ned Ludd was and why he fought against modern technology. The museum is small but you can get a real feel of how life was changing in...More

Thank Mike F
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was a little sceptical at first as to how much I would enjoy this as it is not a very large place but I have been forced to eat humble pie and say it was fantastic! The staff/ volunteers are very knowledgeable and really...More

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Reviewed 23 April 2018

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

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Reviewed 23 April 2018 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

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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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jeanhiggott
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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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