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Bilsthorpe Heritage Museum

Cross Street
Bilsthorpe
Nottinghamshire
NG22 8QY

Tel: 01623 871533

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Bilsthorpe Heritage Museum

In the early 1900's Bilsthorpe village's population was approximately 200 and slowly declining. Then coal mining arrived in Bilsthorpe in the 1920's and considerably changed the landscape and social development of the village.

When the mine closed in 1997 social changes had to be made due to unemployment and the loss of the common bond of the mine, which united them.

Bilsthorpe Heritage Society began after the mine closed and was formed by a handful of residents who had the foresight to collect artefacts and memoribilia from the local mine and surrounding area before it was lost in time. This was so the history of mining not just in Bilsthorpe but across the industry could be preserved for future generations.

The Society receives a large amount of donated items and over the years has amassed a great collection dedictaed to the mining industry and the social history surrounding the community of Bilsthorpe. The Bilsthorpe Heritage Museum was officially opened in July 2014 marking a new beginning for the society and village.

The museum is open to the public on Monday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday's, and boasts well stocked displays and memorabilia for visitors to see along with knowledgable staff (very often ex miners) on hand to guide you through the displays.

Summer Opening Hours:
Monday 10am - 4pm, Wednesday 10am - 4pm, Saturday 10am - 4pm, Sunday 10am - 4pm

Winter Opening Hours:
Wednesday 11am - 3pm, Sunday 11am - 3pm

Read Bilsthorpe Heritage Museum's blog here!

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