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Framework Knitters' Museum

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Address: Chapel Street | Ruddington, Nottingham NG11 6HE, England
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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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A bit out the way but well worth a visit.

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... read more

Reviewed 20 November 2016
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
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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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34 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 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 

Lincoln
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 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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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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 

Launceston, Tasmania, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 October 2016

The videos, demonstrations and information provided at the museum gives one a wonderful insight into a part of our history about which not a lot is known.

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Thank you, glad you enjoyed your visit. More 

Nottingham, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 10 September 2016

What a great little museum! The exhibits and the staff were first class! It tells the story of our very recent ancestors and their lives in such an effective way that it makes you stop and think! Everyone should visit.

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

Many thanks for your kind review More 

Tralee
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Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

The staff and volunteers at this small museum provide a really interesting tour with lots of information and demonstrations. There's a lot to see and the insight into the living and working conditions of the workers is fascinating.

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

Thank you for your kind review. I'm glad my team looked after you. We hope to see you again. More 

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Reviewed 3 September 2016

Hidden gem of a museum. A tour of the house and workshops, a real glimpse of the past, supplemented by very knowledgeable volunteers, and completely unexpected from the first view of the building. A great way to spend a couple of hours on a Sunday afternoon!

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

Thanks for taking time to share your experience. I'm pleased you enjoyed your visit. We hope to see you again soon. More 

Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2016

This is only a small museum, but well worth the visit. It is very peaceful in the grounds, the staff are lovely and have good knowledge about the history. The buildings and machinery are fascinating. Don't be put off if you are a male visitor, the machinery is mind boggling. You'll love this place.

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

Thank you for taking time to write. Yes I agree we pride ourselves on offering something for all, from mind boggling machines to crafts and kids activities. Many thanks.. More 

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