Wednesday 12 June 2024
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Experience family fun and education at Ruddington museum

The Framework Knitters Museum, which is among the top 10% of listings on TripAdvisor, is opening its doors – with a newly improved café and shop – to welcome families during the summer holidays.


Located in Ruddington, Nottingham, ‘Parker’s Yard’ is run by The Split Screen Coffee Company and features a beautiful, enclosed café garden to enjoy a selection of coffee, chilled refreshments and food. Its craft and gift shop includes a wide range of knitted items, jewellery and greetings cards designed by local producers and artists.

The Framework Knitters Musuem                                                     

Voted the second-best place to visit in Nottingham, the museum is a unique surviving example of a 19th century framework knitters’ yard and has been lovingly restored for visitors to discover how framework knitters and their families lived and worked here in Victorian times.

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The Framework Knitters Musuem Parkers Yard cafe

Sarah Godfrey, manager of the museum, said: “The Framework Knitters Museum is a great place to visit over the summer months. It tells the 400-year history of framework knitting, its role in the Industrial Revolution and the infamous Luddite riots, and how it gave birth to the Nottingham lace industry.

Inside The Framework Knitters Musuem

“With our new café and gift shop offering it’s the perfect, educational family day out to learn, but also relax in the gardens with a bite to eat or a slice of cake and coffee. We look forward to welcoming people of all ages through our doors, to experience all the museum has to offer.”


The museum and Parker’s Yard are open from Wednesday to Saturday, between 11am-4.30pm and Sundays between 1:30pm-4.30pm and last entry to the museum is 4pm. The museum is also open on bank holidays from 11am until 4pm.


The café and shop are free to attend, museum tickets for adults cost £8 and students in full time education cost £5 each. Children aged 16 and under are free to attend. Visitors can choose to Gift Aid their admission and in return they can visit the museum as many times as they like, free of charge for the next 12 months.


For more information about the Framework Knitters Museum, please visit: or visit the museum’s Facebook and Instagram pages.

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