The Framework Knitters Museum looks like the place to be this April, with activities and events for all the family. The fun starts on Good Friday 14th April, when we’ll be hosting our popular annual Knitted Bunny Hunt from 11am to 4pm.
Once again, the naughty knitted bunnies will be hiding themselves in various rooms around the site – and the museum needs eagle-eyed youngsters to help find their knitted pets. Any child who can help the framework knitters find all the bunnies will be rewarded with an Easter Egg.
A framework knitter said: “We do hope you can help us find our mischievous knitted bunnies, they do like to hide and we have no time in our busy day to find them all! We have Easter Eggs aplenty for all our young friends who help us find them. When you visit, we’ll be happy to show you our Victorian knitting machines – and you’ll even have the chance to knit yourself a souvenir.”
The museum will also be toasting Hot Cross Buns on the cottage range, and the day will be filled with knitting demonstrations and fun activities for children, complete with the opportunity to knit themselves a souvenir. Admission to the Knitted Bunny Hunt costs £5 for adults and £2 for children. However, entry is FREE for any child bringing their own toy bunny or wearing an Easter bonnet.
From Easter Sunday 16th April, the museum will start opening on Sundays from 1pm to 4:30pm, on top of our current opening times of Wednesday to Saturday, 11am to 4:30pm. On Sunday 30th April, we’ll be taking part in BBC Radio Nottingham’s ‘Big Day Out’, with an earlier opening time of 11am. Entry to the museum will be FREE for everyone to enjoy their Big Day Out!
Finally, the Spring Art Exhibition at the Chapel Gallery, which opened on 4th March, will be running throughout April and continuing until Saturday 27th May. Organised in partnership with the Nottingham Society of Artists, the exhibition features the work of three popular local artists. These are Doreen Hunt, Richard Simkins and 94 year old WWII veteran and inventor of the ‘Nottingham Chair’, Nigel Corlett (pictured, self-portrait). It’s free to visit the Chapel Gallery, which is open at the same times as the main museum site.