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North Nottinghamshire
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Friends of Bassetlaw Museum   Pilgrims Gallery

Bassetlaw Museum reopened from 1st August with a Pilgrim’s exhibition ‘Journeys’. Read more here together with arrangements for booking your visit.

In current coronavirus emergency, check the Museum’s website
at foot of this page - currently (3rd December) it remains closed.

Check out the Friends of Bassetlaw Museum page (above) for latest news and events.

Bassetlaw Museum made a WWII ‘virtual’ exhibition on Facebook, a snippet per day, running from 27th April up to 8th May concentrating on the Home Front, using our collections and emphasising that World War II was a ‘total’ war where ever man, woman and child was told to, “Do your bit!”. We expect that when the museum re-open we will put the full exhibition up so everybody can see it

Located on Grove Street, Retford - just a short walk from the Market Square, the Museum is housed in recently restored Amcott House. This building is well worth a visit in its own right, but the museum also houses a fascinating collection ranging from Roman and Viking to modern times. The museum also has an art gallery with regularly changing exhibitions of works by local artists.

The Museum also host a wide range of activities for young and old alike.

Events and Exhibitions through January-February, 2020.

Events and exhibitions through March-April, 2020.

Right: one of Patricia Lane’s works from her Art Exhibition at the Museum from Saturday 14th March – Saturday 9th May 2020





Bassetlaw Museum’s Open Art Exhibitions are seeking submissions based around the Mayflower 400 Anniversary.

Artworks should relate to the following themes:
Journeys or Where it Began.

Exhibition dates will run from 17th October, 2020 to 9th January, 2021.

For a larger version of the poster shown to the left together with application forms, click on the poster.






The following are just a few hints at what the museum has to offer - and entrance is free! Click on posters for larger versions.

Objects of note - 1930s Womens’ Hats

2016 Farm & Countryside Festival was on 25th-26th June

2015 Farm & Countryside Festival was on 27th-28th June
See photos here...






2014 Festival photos here...

Overview of Bassetlaw Museum’s planned programme of events through 2014-2018 to commemorate ‘The Great War’.

Interested in getting more involved at the Museum?
Why not become a Friend of Bassetlaw Museum?
Read more here
For more details - and details of the next Friends meeting - e-mail
or drop into the Museum and pick up a form. Annual membership is £5 (adult) and £3 (under-16).

Bassetlaw Museum contact details:

Phone: (01777) 713 749