Bassetlaw Museum

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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. An art gallery was built in 1994, partly financed by the Percy Laws Memorial Fund of the Rotary Club of Retford.

Venue Type:

Museum, Gallery

Opening hours

Monday - Saturday 10 am - 4.45 pm, last admission 4.30 pm.

Admission charges

Free admission

Bassetlaw Museum was created in 1983. Over the last twenty years its collections have quickly grown due to generous donations by local people. The collections include local history, archaeology, decorative and fine art, agriculture, costume and textiles.

Collection details

Agriculture, Archaeology, Archives, Coins and Medals, Costume and Textiles, Decorative and Applied Art, Fine Art, Personalities, Science and Technology, Social History

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.
Bassetlaw Museum Objects

Hidden Gems

  • 19 May 2017 6-9pm

You will have a rare opportunity to take part in an exclusive collection handling session. Museum staff will present a variety of objects, including archaeology, costume and miscellaneous.
Feeling competitive? Test you knowledge in a fun ‘Mystery Objects’ quiz.
Suitable for ages 12+

Suitable for

  • 14-15
  • 18+
  • 16-17
  • 11-13

Bassetlaw Museum
Amcott House
40 Grove Street
DN22 6LD




01777 713749

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