Clarborough & Welham Community
near Retford, Bassetlaw
North Nottinghamshire
United Kingdom

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Friends of Bassetlaw Museum

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

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. Retford Heritage Day has much going on in the Museum - click here for more...

Why not give the museum a visit - you will be surprised at the superb renovation accomplished a few years ago. Make sure you look at the ceilings! Guided tours of Amcott House on 28th March and 25th April at 14:00.
Discover the story and secrets of Amcott House which is home to Bassetlaw Museum. Find out about its previous owners and the transition from a private house to Museum.

Pay as much as you like. Booking essential, call 01777 713 749..

Curatorial talks featuring objects from the current exhibition ‘Mr Wyse and his remarkable collection’

Tuesday 23rd April, 11:00-11:30 and 14:00-14:30.

‘18th century drinking glasses and drinking etiquette.’
Free. No booking required.

Museum talks featuring objects from the current exhibition ‘Mr Wyse and his remarkable collection’

Saturday 27th April 11:00-11:30
Tuesday 21st May 14:00-14:30
Saturday 25th May 14:00-14:30

‘Brief encounter with Chinese blue and white porcelain’ and ‘Cleaning museum objects. Tricks of the trade.’
Discover a little bit more about objects on display during these talks lasting about 15 minutes each.
Free. No booking required.

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

Current exhibitions:

Mr Wyse and his remarkable collection

Friday 8th March 2019 – June 2019

Lewis George Wyse (1867-1955) was a Retford entrepreneur, cycling champion and avid antiques collector.

This exhibition gives an opportunity to see his eclectic collection of precious porcelain, delicate glassware, artworks and various oddities.

‘Looking for Colour’ by Carol Eason

Saturday 16th March – Saturday 11th May 2019

Is it possible not to feel moved by colour? How can the process of painting express feelings within its structure?

When is it the right brushstroke across a canvas to touch your emotions, to move you from one place to another, a separation of self.

Carol has been exploring this subject through technique and subject matter continuously, this retrospective includes paintings, drawings and prints.

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