Bassetlaw Museum is run by Bassetlaw District Council which covers North Nottinghamshire, and includes the two market towns of Retford and Worksop.Using our international travel planner, Retford attractions like Bassetlaw Museum can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
The museum is situated in Retford town centre in Amcott House, an 18th century town house which retains many of its original features. The Percy Laws art gallery was built in 1994.
The refurbished museum was re-opened in 2008 with the inside of Amcott House completely transformed and with a new purpose built building housing Rural Heritage Centre.
The collections include local history, archaeology, decorative and fine art, agriculture, costume and textiles.
Bassetlaw Museum Reviews
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..... more »
went to see the pictures my uncle / aunt /and grandad so spent time looking round really good and intresting more »
I spent a wonderful few hours here and thoroughly enjoyed looking around! There were some fabulous childrens activities going on and everyone was helpful and enthusiastic! There is a lovely garden to the rear of the museum, beautiful on a nice summery day. I was fascinated by the new Pilgrim exhibition which I believe opens officially on 19th September. There were outfits for children to dress up in and an excellent display including visual and audio stories in the second room! Very friendly staff, I highly recommend a visit! ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Very informative, very interesting. Tells all about bassetlaw history. And it's free! Make a donation though to keep it going
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