Wigston Framework Knitters Museum

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Come to a hosier’s house built in the 1700s, and see the knitting workshop from the 1800s. This has eight original hand knitting frames, and all the equipment once used to make stockings and gloves. The house looks as it would have done in the 1920s/30s, and there is a period garden with cobbled yard for you to enjoy.

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Opening hours

Open all year - 1st Sat. of the month: 14:00-17:00
Every Sunday: 14:00-17:00
Open at other times by request

Closed Christmas and New Year

Admission charges

Child: 50p
School Visits: Free

Group or private visits at any time by appointment

Additional info

You can buy souvenirs, books and leaflets at the museum, and tea and biscuits are available. Disabled visitors can access the ground floors. There is one toilet on site, and parking is 200yds away on the nearby street.

Collection details

Costume and Textiles, Industry, Social History

Wigston Framework Knitters Museum
42/44 Bushloe End
LE18 2BA




0116 288 3396

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