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Bassetlaw Museum, Retford

(5/5 based on 40+ 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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  • A little gem. Well worth a visit by the whole of the family. Free entry. Lots to see and do. Don't miss the farm exhibition outside in the grounds.  more »
  • This is a great museum and has some really good events on. The steampunk event was interesting and well organised. The museum had a craft area for younger visitors to make hats and other accessories f...  more »
  • We called in due to being to early for an appointment. Even though I have lived in the area al my life I had never been in, It is wonderful so informative I would recommend every one visit  more »
  • Good layout,excellent children's activities area