Bassetlaw Museum and Worksop 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

Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.
Trent to Trenches

Trent to Trenches: Get Well Soon

  • 7 March 2015 — 30 January 2016 *on now

A modest exhibition about the wounded and those who cared for them using l documents, photographs and objects from the museum’s collection.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly


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.
Heritage Open Days

Heritage Open Days: Amcott House - Bassettlaw Museum

  • 12 September 2015

Built about 1750 the property was largely remodelled about 1780 when it became known as Amcott House after its owner Sir Wharton Amcotts. Remarkably, over the last 200 years the building and fittings have not been greatly altered. The house has a centrally placed front doorway of the Venetian style. Inside there are some fine Adam style plaster ceilings with two Italianate wall paintings in the Drawing Room. The main staircase has a wrought iron balustrade. The building is now the Bassetlaw Museum and has a collection that includes local history, archaeology, decorative and fine art, agriculture, costumes and textiles. The museum has recently been refurbished and extended with excellent display and educational facilities.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly


Bassetlaw Museum and Worksop Museum
Amcott House
40 Grove Street
DN22 6LD




01777 713749

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