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“Hidden Gem” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Framework Knitters' Museum

Framework Knitters' Museum
Chapel Street | Ruddington, Nottingham NG11 6HE , England
01159 846 914
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Ranked #8 of 50 Attractions in Nottingham
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
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Owner description: 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.
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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“Hidden Gem”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

Fascinating piece of local history, brought to life by dedicated volunteers. Definitely worth a few hours to take in the whole museum.

Visited May 2012
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“Well worth a visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012

Interesting & enjoyable visit to the museum - from the history of how the knitters lived & worked, to the lovely garden, tea room & textile emporium. Take some time to check it out.

Visited October 2012
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“Framework Knitters”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2012

Very interesting tour around the framework knitters cottages. Could have done with more information with someone on hand to answer questions. Luckily we knew a little about the industry so were ok.

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“Interesting & quaint”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2012 via mobile

Unexpectedly good trip. Helped by lovely weather and free entry/ garden party event. Museum really interesting. 4yr old really enjoyed using knitting machine to make sock! No good at all if mobility impaired or have buggy. Victorian cottages and workshops, small spaces and lots of steep stairs.

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“Step Back in Time”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2012

It was like being in another world. It has original frames and you can have hands on experience. Guides are well informed.

Visited July 2011
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