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Knitters Delight

This is a hidden gem, everyone knows about lace and Nottingham but not woodframe knitting a lovely... read more

Reviewed 1 November 2018
400hazelj
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Norwich,
really superb small museum

We tried this museum only on the off-chance, but it turned out to be a superb experience. It... read more

Reviewed 28 October 2018
peebosity
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Zurich, Switzerland
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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...more
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Reviewed 1 November 2018

This is a hidden gem, everyone knows about lace and Nottingham but not woodframe knitting a lovely little working museum.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 400hazelj
Reviewed 28 October 2018

We tried this museum only on the off-chance, but it turned out to be a superb experience. It consists of a quadrangle of 19th Century buildings around a garden, including cottages, two mini factory buildings, and utility outhouses. The cottages have household items of the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank peebosity
Reviewed 27 October 2018 via mobile

This is less a museum about knitting and more about life in the era. It was very interesting to hear about the Luddites and how the term has become slightly distorted. Knowledgeable staff. Two disappointments, if I'm honest. 1. We arrived at lunch time as...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 25 October 2018 via mobile

My mom and I visited Ruddington and found the museum a delightful place to visit. The volunteers were extremely helpful in particular Tony who gave us a wealth of information on how the stocking machines worked. We had a lovely cup of tea with proper...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank C S
Reviewed 15 October 2018

spur of the moment me and my dog niel thought, FRICK IT! lets go to the knitters place in rud. BEST DAY OF MY LIFE. neil unfortunately recently died of a ruptured spleen.

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed 19 September 2018

Have been meaning to visit this small museum fora long time . It is a very pleasant layout with a number of joined cottages displaying frame knitting machines over the period .It also has a demonstration of socking knitting machines . Both volunteers who demonstrated...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank TAGHILL
Reviewed 16 September 2018

Took my 13 year old daughter with me today to this compact but very enjoyable museum. Staff on hand to demonstrate equipment and add local knowledge. Very fair entry price given this is a charity and a wonderful preservation of a local industry. Definitely worth...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 2 September 2018

Brilliant museum as the site is the original location of the houses and the machines. The guides are extremely helpful and informative. Would have no hesitation in bringing friends here. It is a good picture of ordinary life in he ealy days of industry in...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank keithoverton
Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

My husband & I visited the Framework Knitters’ Museum yesterday afternoon. I enjoy looking into my family tree and had come across the term Framework Knitter or FWK so often I decided it was time to find out what it was all about. The museum...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Lesley230886
Reviewed 14 July 2018 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

Date of experience: July 2018
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jeanhiggott
22 March 2017|
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Response from Gill K |
Navy bus 3 and Green 10 both go to Ruddington from Nottingham.
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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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