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The Master Hosier's house and workshop.The workshop was locked and left in 1952 leaving a unique record of working life. The house(1690)is furnished with numerous artifacts. Large garden. museum shop. Guided tours. Refreshments served. Hands-on...more
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42-44 Bushloe End | Wigston, Leicester LE18 2BA, England
I went with year 5 pupils and found it fascinating, the gentleman made it so interesting and he could answer all the pupils questions (and mine) I loved seeing how the knitting machines worked and the hours put in to the weaving. The house is...More
It is DEFINITELY well worth a visit because there is a little bit more than i thought- a little, underpromoted cafe, a beautiful, lovingly maintained garden, the little factory and the old living quarters. There is so much in such a small place it is...More
Spent a fascinating couple of hours at this unassuming, tiny gem of a museum. For an operation completely run by volunteers it's amazing. It felt more like being welcomed into someone's home than visiting a tourist attraction. We had our own personal guided tour, demonstration...More
What an interesting afternoon we had here.
The guides are so friendly and knowledgeable. We had a demonstration of the knitting machine and a tour around the frame workshop and the house. In each room we were told all about what was in there and...More
Having lived in Wigston for 16 years and driving past the museum every day I thought it was high time I went to visit.
It may be a very small museum but it's like stepping back in time. The workshop was locked in 1952 when...More
The Framework Museum consists of one small room containing an assortment of old knitting machines and various artifacts relating to the period. The room itself is approx the size of a single garage. Next to this building is a 2 up / 2 down cottage...More