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Bassetlaw Museum, Retford

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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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  • This is a most attractive museum in the town of Retford. It is set in large gardens and is easily accessible although there is no lift in the listed buildings. There is lots to see on the ground floor...  more »
  • History, and fantasy art through the most recent steam-punk festival, great central location, amazing building, history and grounds.  more »
  • 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 »
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  • 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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