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Overview

This authentically recreated miner’s cottage is the birthplace of world renowned Nottinghamshire author D.H. Lawrence.

Visitors can experience the humble beginnings of the controversial writer who scandalised the literary establishment.

Entry is through timed admission which includes a guided tour explaining the fascinating early life of Lawrence.

In each room there is meticulous attention to the style of the period, so that it really does transport the visitor back in time. From the parlour to the attic, everything appears just as it would have been in a Victorian household.

A great experience for all, whether you are a Lawrence fan or not. This charming, award-winning museum also includes an exhibition featuring pieces such as his original water colour paintings and his headstone!

The museum is also your starting point to explore the beautiful surrounding countryside, which inspired so much of Lawrence’s work, and the Blue Line Trail; an urban walk taking you by other points of interest relating to Lawrence.


Today
Today’s opening hours

Open Tuesday to Saturday all year, 10am to 4pm.

Self-guided visits of the exhibition rooms and D.H. Lawrence’s house will be available in the afternoons, or call 0115 917 3824 to book a guided tour of the whole museum.

Opening
Opening

2019

Open Tuesday to Saturday all year, 10am to 4pm.

Self-guided visits of the exhibition rooms and D.H. Lawrence’s house will be available in the afternoons, or call 0115 917 3824 to book a guided tour of the whole museum.

Find Us
Find us

In the glorious East Midlands, near both Nottingham and Derby, and just 40 minutes from Matlock at the edge of the Peak District.

Ten minutes from the M1, close to the IKEA retail park.

For bus journeys to Eastwood high street jump on the Rainbow One from Nottingham or the Black Cat from Derby. Langley Mill train station is only 1.5 miles away.

Parking

  • £1 for 2 hours, £1.50 for 3 hours on Scargill Walk. Parking is available for £1 all day at the nearby Sun Inn car park.

Admission
Admission

Historic Houses members visit for free.

Adult: £6.90
Concession: £5.10
Children: £3.30
Family (2 adults, 3 children): £16.80 

Accessibility
Accessibility
  • Access statement available
  • Hearing loops
Group Visits
Group Visits

Larger groups (over 8 persons) are welcome by prior arrangement.

The Museum is a great place to bring a group of friends or family. From planning and booking your day out at the Museum right up to the day of your visit, our helpful staff make organising a group visit simple. We are a popular destination for many book clubs, special interest groups, and a tour can be tailored to your group’s requirements and interests.

View the group booking benefits here.

For more information or to discuss your specific requirements, please contact us on 0115 9173824.


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School Visits

We welcome school visits to this perfectly restored Victorian home, and a visit to the D.H. Lawrence Birthplace is a fascinating way for children to engage with a variety of learning topics, while having a fun day out.

For key stage 1+2 children the tour of the Birthplace Museum is complemented by a choice of activity sessions including:

  • Wash day!  Do the laundry Victorian style in our interactive wash-house.
  • Rag-rug making!  The thrifty craft which is always a favourite with children.
  • The tea party!  Role play, fine china and fairy cakes.
  • History detectives!  A chance to get hands on with our mystery artefacts.

The focus for this age group is social history but tours incorporate cross-curricula study including English, Citizenship, Art and Design and more.

For key stage 3+4 children educational visits still give an insight into what life was like in a typical late Victorian working-class home but the experienced guides also talk about D.H. Lawrence’s formative years.  This is particularly useful for introducing children to literature in context.