Museum and art gallery reopen

'Playing the blues' by Lynda Child

‘Playing the blues’ by Lynda Child

The Framework Knitters Museum and Chapel Art Gallery will reopen on Wednesday 1 February 2017 after their winter break. The fourth exhibition at the Chapel Art Gallery, which opened in November 2016, features Nottinghamshire artists Lynda Childs, Dawn Wilsher and Nigel Boughton-Smith. It will run until Wednesday 22 February 2017.

The Chapel Art Gallery, which opened in spring 2016, is a partnership between the Nottingham Society of Artists and the Framework Knitters Museum. It features work from some of the finest artists in Nottinghamshire, and a contribution from the sale of any artworks is split between the museum and the society.

Meanwhile, the museum itself is gearing up for a brand new programme of events in 2017 under the guidance of new manager, Nicola Wood. These will include a selection of themed events and activities, as well as a year-long initiative to knit ‘The longest scarf in Nottingham’ on one of the museum’s vintage Griswold knitting machines.

Griswolds resizedSays Nicola: ‘This will be a really exciting year for the museum with lots of new, fun, family-friendly events and activities. We will be kick starting the year off with our ever-popular annual Easter Bunny Hunt, which will be taking place on Good Friday from 11am to 4pm, and in May we will be holding our first ever “Swing back to the Forties” living history event! And look out, as we launch our new “Griswold Gang” kids’ summer holiday club in August, which will be packed full of themed, funky and fun creative workshops.’

The Framework Knitters Museum and Chapel Art Gallery are open Wednesday to Saturday, 11am to 4:30pm until Easter, when opening hours are extended to include Sundays 1:30pm to 4:30pm. Entrance to the gallery is free, whilst admission fees apply to the museum. Please note that these have changed for 2017 to incorporate an element of Gift Aid for UK taxpayers – in return you get FREE admission to the museum for the next 12 months, plus your very own vintage Clocking In card to log your visits!

The Textile Emporium and café are open to all visitors and the public at the above times to buy refreshments and souvenirs. For the latest information on events and activities, please follow the museum on Facebook and Twitter.

Museum and art gallery reopen was last modified: January 30th, 2017 by Faye Stenson