Bassetlaw Museum, Retford

Bassetlaw Museum is run by Bassetlaw District Council which covers North Nottinghamshire, and includes the two market towns of Retford and Worksop.

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.
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  • Can highly recommend a trip to this museum. Lots of interesting items. A particular favourite was the Victorian Schoolroom. The whole museum was extremely educational and interesting for all age group...  more »
  • A good small town museum of the sort all small towns should have. Local history in down to earth displays. Great for children on a wet afternoon.  more »
  • Such a find. Situated in a lovely house, with grounds. This in itself would be worth a visit. Also a wide range of exhibitions - there really is something for everyone. Friendly staff, with local know...  more »
  • Interesting local museum. Lovely garden. Went to Steam Punk Festival there.
  • Quirky but vety interesting local musuem with a lovy and well-presented view of gge development of Retford and the surrounding area. Some lovely insights into characters and events too giving a real feel for the community and it's background. Well worth a visit and even better as it is free. Help staff who let you just look around and soak up the information and displays.
  • Good layout,excellent children's activities area

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