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Framework Knitters' Museum

Chapel Street | Ruddington, Nottingham NG11 6HE, England
+44 115 984 6914
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World Music and Spoken Word

Not sure how to review this as the place held an external event with spoken word and world music... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Nottingham, United Kingdom
Tiny piece of industrial history

This museum is tucked away in the village of Ruddington. It has original framework knitting... read more

Reviewed 24 August 2017
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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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 4 weeks ago

Not sure how to review this as the place held an external event with spoken word and world music - it was fab- especially the spoken word stuff, which was really funny.

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Reviewed 24 August 2017

This museum is tucked away in the village of Ruddington. It has original framework knitting machines, and a wonderful team of dedicated volunteers. Kids can have a go on a circular knitting machine and make a scarf. Worth a visit.

1  Thank B M
Reviewed 22 August 2017

A step back in time for sure. Enjoy a cup of tea and a biscuit in the cafe, as you imagine yourself during this period of time and hard labour. The staff make you feel so welcome and are very passionate about their little museum....More

1  Thank Debbie L
Reviewed 28 July 2017

A small museum with buildings all around a pretty courtyard. I had high hopes for this visit, being a regular museum goer, but to be honest I left a bit disappointed. Would rate as 'good' really. I don't know if it was because our visit...More

Thank hoonaloon
Reviewed 8 July 2017

Second visit to this fascinating museum, a veritable storehouse of social history, staffed by knowledgeable, enthusiastic folk. Some steps may prove difficult for the elderly or infirm but there's plenty to appreciate at ground level.

1  Thank Mugsborough
Reviewed 2 July 2017

14 of us from Orpington U3A Industrial Archaeology Group had booked a tour of this museum, which is entirely run by volunteers as a community project. It is believed to be the only framework knitters' yard in the country. There are volunteers to explain the...More

2  Thank StellaCaroline
Reviewed 26 June 2017

Great to see the machines being demonstrated. Staff knowledgeable and passionate. A step back in time. Beautifully kept and thoroughly enjoyed it. Great day out paired with a walk around nearby rushcliffe country park.

1  Thank EastMidlandsMillie12
Reviewed 10 June 2017

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

1  Thank dragonjmw
Reviewed 29 May 2017 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!

1  Thank SarahNRaJ
Reviewed 25 May 2017

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

2  Thank Dennis B
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22 March 2017|
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Response from Gill K |
Navy bus 3 and Green 10 both go to Ruddington from Nottingham.
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