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D.H. Lawrence Birthplace Museum

8a Victoria Street
NG16 3AW

Tel: +44(0)115 9173824

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D.H. Lawrence Birthplace Museum

D.H. Lawrence was born at 8a Victoria Street, 1885, the first of the Lawrence family’s four Eastwood homes.

Visit this authentically recreated miner’s cottage, birthplace of world renowned Nottinghamshire author D.H. Lawrence, then explore the surrounding countryside, which inspired his work.

This charming, award-winning Museum & Gift Shop also features and exhibition including his original water colour paintings and his headstone!

This family friendly museum offers children’s trails, vintage toys and more to keep the little ones occupied during your visit!

Things to see and do

Visits to the Birthplace Museum are by timed tours where you can:

• Learn about family life in the mining community, which shaped Lawrence’s formative years.
• View the house where the family lived, and see some of their own personal items!
• Relax in our museum garden.
• Visit nearby craft workshops and the charming White Peacock Café.
• Browse our Gift Shop for books, souvenirs and gifts!

What’s Included?

Your visit normally starts at the appointed time with a self-guided tour of our exhibition space, a 12-minute DVD followed by a guided tour of the historic rooms of the house. Admission lasts approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes.

Opening Times:
The Museum is open Tuesday to Saturday 10am to 4pm.
Admission to the Birthplace Museum is by timed entry only.

Spaces are limited so please book in advance to avoid disappointment. We recommend that visitors check availability before travelling, please call 0115 9173824.

The Birthplace Museum can also be visited as part of the Blue Line Trail.

Virtual Tour

Take a virtual tour of the museum here

For those with limited mobility or special access requirements, please be aware the museum rooms are small with low level lighting and access to the upper floors is by steep stairs only, there is no lift.

The ground floor level is accessible with assistance only, via an external doorway with a single step.
We can offer virtual tours of the upstairs and downstairs rooms on request.

We recommend you contact us with any access queries; we will be pleased to help.

Click here to see the access statement.

- Disabled Guide Access Guide – D.H Lawrence Birthplace Museum

They also work in partnership with Euan’s Guide. More information is available here: Euan’s Guide Review

Read The D.H Lawrence Museum's blog here!

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