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Framework Knitters' Museum

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Address: Chapel Street | Ruddington, Nottingham NG11 6HE, England
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+44 115 984 6914
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A Living MuseumNottinghamshire folk have been Framework Knitting for over...

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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Step back in time

You need to either park near the pub or co op as it is down a little lane. The museum is a lovely little place. Our three year old enjoyed making her own scarf and is wearing it... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You need to either park near the pub or co op as it is down a little lane. The museum is a lovely little place. Our three year old enjoyed making her own scarf and is wearing it all the time. The volunteer was really informative and showed us how the machinery worked. Bear in mind that this is a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My sister and I loved this museum. Especially the guided tours explaining how the machines work and the working and living conditions of the frame knitters at the time. Even got the chance to take a look at Queen Victoria's stockings in the former methodist church across the cottages. Excellent museum! Very entertaining and interesting! Lovely to see such a... More 

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Camborne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Most enjoyable visit. The staff were very knowledgable and friendly. We spent over three hours in the museum then ended with a pot of tea, perfect.

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Thank Peter G
Norfolk, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our visit was inspired by our family tree, finding FWKs across our ancestry led us to search for the museum online and so a trip had to be planned, the museum was easy to find and notices about parking clear. A really fascinating museum located in the original buildings showing how 19th Century framework knitters lived and worked, the staff... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

This was a very interesting visit into the history of frame knitting and the lives and living conditions of the people who worked in the industry. The museum has working frame knitting machines and these were demonstrated for us. The site also has replica rooms from the homes of the owners and workers. They are all original buildings. The staff... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

This museum is a bit out the way, only because they have preserved the original buildings, as well as the equipment. As these are the old original buildings they do have the narrow steep stairs and well worn uneven floors . This museum will appeal to those who are into knitting or early industrial equipment / engineering or social history.... More 

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FrameKnit, Manager at Framework Knitters' Museum, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking time to review us. I'm glad you enjoyed your visit. More 

Nottingham, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

My family found this museum very inetersting as two of them had never been before. They were very interested to learn about the history that the museum provided and really enjoyed looking around the buildings and experiancing how things were all those years ago.

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FrameKnit, Manager at Framework Knitters' Museum, responded to this review

Many thanks for your kind words and taking time to write. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

We visited this museum today and were really impressed with the place. The guides there are all volunteers and tell a very interesting tale of how the family lived in past days. It's like a step back in time. Lots to learn about the people who did this work and the hardships they faced. Great for adults and they have... More 

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FrameKnit, Manager at Framework Knitters' Museum, responded to this review

So pleased to hear you enjoyed your visit and my team looked after you. Thank you for taking time to share your experience. More 

Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

Note: Can be tricky to find it open in low season.... The Framework Knitters is an excellent little industrial museum, it packs a tremendous amount into quite a small package. You can see a traditional knitters cottage, various looms, knitting machines, spinning and so on. There is a nice garden and a little tea room. In the hall across the... More 

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FrameKnit, Manager at Framework Knitters' Museum, responded to this review

Really pleased you enjoyed your visit. Thank you for writing. More 

Nottingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

Very interesting and educational little museum, set in a small complex of framework knitters houses. Staffed by very friendly and knowledgeable volunteers. We learnt a great deal about the hard lives of the knitters, and the resulting Luddite revolt. The introductory videos are well worth watching first. Not open every day so check first. Very reasonably priced.Plenty of good pubs... More 

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FrameKnit, Manager at Framework Knitters' Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words. Glad you enjoyed your visit. More 

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