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Bassetlaw Museum, Retford

(5/5 based on 35+ reviews on the web)
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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  • Lovely place to visit and have a browse.History and trinkets galore.Very helpful staff too. Well worth a visit. 
  • We visited the museum on Retford History day last year and found it very informative, with a very interactive experiance. We were a large family group and spent a good few hours in the museum. well wo...  more »
  • Well worth a visit lot of interesting local displays easy to find and free to visit next to information centre with some nice gifts to buy. 
  • Good layout,excellent children's activities area