framework knitters museum

Step back in time and see what life was like for the textile workers in of Nottinghamshire in the early nineteenth century. See the knitting frames in action, explore the cottages where the workers and the managers lived, and make your own knitted souvenir on the museum's historic sock making machines.  The Framework Knitters Museum is the only working textile museum in Nottinghamshire. Based in a historic knitter's yard, containing two frameshops, workers cottages, and a chapel, the museum charts the history of the industry that gave birth to Nottingham lace, as well as examining the conditions for textile workers, and the riots that occurred because of them.  

Opening Hours: Wed-Sat, 11 am to 4.30 pm (1st April to 23rd December), Sun, 1.30 pm to 4.30 pm (1st April to 30th September). Last admission 4 pm. Open all Bank Holiday Mondays.

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Telephone: 0115 984 6914




Address: Chapel Street, Ruddington, Nottingham, NG11 6HE