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

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From November 22nd 2023, the museum was beautifully decorated throughout for Christmas with a Victorian village scene in the drawing room and a sparkling winter wonderland on the first floor. Admission was free.

Lantern Making Workshops - 18th & 25th November, 2023.

An Evening of Victorian Elegance with a Spooky Twist on Thursday, 26th October 2023 - details here...

Friends of Bassetlaw Museum are in desperate need of volunteers to join our committee. See foot of this page for contact details.

Bassetlaw Museum was recently awarded the 2021 ‘Volunteers for Museum Learning’ awards celebrating the work and achievements of museum volunteers across the UK. Read press release here...

Representatives of the Wampanoag people of North America were at the Bassetlaw Museum from 21st to 25th September 2021 creating a Wetu.

Check the Museum’s website
at foot of this page for the very latest news!

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

Bassetlaw Museum made a WWII ‘virtual’ exhibition on Facebook, a snippet per day, running from 27th April up to 8th May, 2020 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.

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

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