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Wigston Framework Knitters Museum

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I went with year 5 pupils and found it fascinating, the gentleman made it so interesting and he... read more

Reviewed 19 February 2018
Leicester, United Kingdom

It is DEFINITELY well worth a visit because there is a little bit more than i thought- a little... read more

Reviewed 19 April 2017
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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
+44 116 288 6243
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Reviewed 19 February 2018

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

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Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

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

2  Thank Wigstoncyclist
Reviewed 9 February 2017

nice day out it was interested to see how the machines work i won't go again it not for me my friend enjoy it

Thank attheokclub
Reviewed 25 August 2016

Enthusiastically run by volunteers who are very welcoming and eager to share what they know. It is a window into the past and the quaint garden is beautiful.

1  Thank 433Richard
Reviewed 19 June 2016

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

1  Thank 799ChrisH
Reviewed 29 May 2016

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

1  Thank big-blue-eyes
Reviewed 28 March 2016

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

Thank kitara2002
Reviewed 10 February 2016

Being a member since the Museum started i felt it time to visit and was completely bowled over by the museum and the knowledge of the staff, a really great visit .

1  Thank Andy W
Reviewed 15 December 2015

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

1  Thank gillianevans2015
Reviewed 21 October 2015

it is a nice place to go if you like learning about history, located just of to the side of main Wigston. good for school trips and the like

Thank Andrew H
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I was wanting to see a picture of the cottage and garden