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Nottinghamshire folk have been Framework Knitting for over 400 years. Isn’t it time you joined us?

  • Discover how the Knitters lived and worked
  • Visit the workshops and see a Framework Knitter in action
  • Create your own souvenir on a circular knitting machine
  • Explore the garden, the wash house and other period buildings
  • View our historic collection of hosiery including Queen Victoria’s stockings
  • See the poor living and working conditions, which gave rise to the Luddite revolt
  • Discover the craft, which gave birth to the Nottingham Lace Industry

Visit our Textile Emporium shop and support contemporary crafts.
Relax in the museum tea-room or enjoy refreshments on the lawn.

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Visit Nottinghamshire's working textile museum today

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You can help support the museum expansion plans by making a donation.
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Wednesday Saturday (and Bank Holiday Mondays)
2 April to 30 November 11.00am 4.30pm
6 April to 30 September 1.30pm 4.30pm
(last entry at 4.00pm)


1 December to 22 March 10.00am 3.30pm
(last entry at 3.00pm)

Chapel Street
NG11 6HE
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Registered Charity 1087998
Accredited Museum 525

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 The Ruddington Framework Knitters' Museum is a registered charity and relies upon your support and donations.

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