Bassetlaw Museum

Bassetlaw Museum, Retford: Hours, Address, Bassetlaw Museum Reviews: 4.5/5

Bassetlaw Museum
4.5
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
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kensmoon
Lincoln, UK927 contributions
Great attraction
Sep 2020
Before you enter the museum spend a few minutes looking at the little display on the steps of hand painted rocks and pebbles with different designs and messages. Once inside I thoroughly enjoyed viewing the different exhibits, especially the World War II section and the vintage games, one of which I still have from a family Christmas four to five decades ago! Some of the art work in the gallery was beautiful and captivating. The agricultural display was interesting and The Pilgrims Gallery was superbly presented with plenty of information combined with an interactive element.
Written October 4, 2020
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Steve W
Retford, UK6 contributions
So glad to be back
Aug 2020
We are regular visitors to this wonderful place and yesterday was our first experience since Covid-19. They have got it organised really well, we felt very safe and extremely welcome by the friendly staff. This is one of our favourite places to go and it was lovely to be there again to experience the beautiful Georgian building, the interesting and varied collections and to see the enthusiastic team who run it. Our grandchildren love the garden and the child friendly events in the education room and hope it won't be too long before they are able to resume. The kitchen room set, schoolroom and the local industrial and agricultural displays rekindle treasured memories for those of us of a certain vintage and trigger the imagination of the little ones. It is great to see the regular themed exhibitions from local artists and reminds us how much talent there is in the area. The Pilgrims Gallery brilliantly tells the story of the Bassetlaw link to the Mayflower Pilgrims and their challenges and triumphs. 2020 is of course the 400th anniversary of the Mayflower voyage. All in all this is an absolute treasure and a delight to visit.
Written August 8, 2020
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Paige M
37 contributions
Uninviting
Sep 2019
Myself and my partner came to Bassetlaw Museum just for a look around when our train was delayed by a significant amount of time. I had wanted to go into the museum previously but have not managed to before. We often travel to Retford to see family and have a five year old so wanted to see if the museum was suitable for him as he loves the museums in London. It was a shame but the museum was small and uninviting. I particularly enjoyed the WW2 themed room but other than that many of the displays were quite uninteresting, and not many staff around so I am not sure if we saw everything! We spend just under 40 minutes in the museum and I felt it such a shame.
Written August 7, 2020
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mikepil
Lincoln, UK12 contributions
An unexpected gem with Pilgrim Fathers’s connection
Nov 2019
A bird watching trip having gone at a nearby site we decided to see what Retford had to offer. Interesting town, interesting churches and a very strong Pilgrim Fathers’s connection that was a great surprise and a delight and the new display on the subject was very well designed and presented and should appeal to all ages. The rest of the museum of more local interest.
Written November 21, 2019
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Ken D
Retford, UK71 contributions
look see
Jul 2019
went to see the pictures my uncle / aunt /and grandad so spent time looking round really good and intresting
Written October 6, 2019
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crispycard
Retford, UK131 contributions
Great day out
Jul 2019 • Family
We all enjoyed our visit today and the special Pilgrims' activities - colouring, crafts and games. Lovely museum for all ages.
Written July 13, 2019
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Annabelle
2 contributions
Excellent new exhibitions and talks
May 2019 • Solo
Had a lovely visit to Bassetlaw Museum again today.
Really enjoyed the new temporary exhibitions, The Wyse Collection and also the works of Kip and Richard Combes in the art gallery.
Also listened to the knowledgable staff talks on Chinese porcelain and museum conservation techniques.
As always the staff were friendly and welcoming and I will definitely be visiting again soon.
Written May 21, 2019
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kerryannrawlings
17 contributions
Great place to visit
Dec 2018 • Couples
Great place to visit
Staff very friendly
Had a tour guide too
Lots to see
Loved the kitchen set up and all the old toys and appliances
Also the art work by local artists on display
Written May 17, 2019
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iansaw
9 contributions
Great free museum
Apr 2019 • Couples
Fabulous museum and on this weekend there was an Anglo Saxon enactment most interesting and as other reviewers have mentioned it's free. There is a small gift shop but no pressure to buy. If you do buy it's strictly cash only, no card's.
Written April 13, 2019
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SarahJanesreview
7 contributions
Wonderful
Apr 2019 • Family
A truly lovely visit. Beautiful building and gardens with the exhibits thoughtfully and carefully displayed.
A warm welcome from staff who were very helpful and knowledgeable when talking about the displays.
A joy - what a gem of a place.
Written April 13, 2019
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