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Wigston Framework Knitters Museum

42-44 Bushloe End | Wigston, Leicester LE18 2BA, England
+44 116 288 6243
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So very interesting

Had a great time visiting had a guided tour by a very interesting and informative chap whom had... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Louise P
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Sandy, United Kingdom
Fascinating!

I went with year 5 pupils and found it fascinating, the gentleman made it so interesting and he... read more

Reviewed 19 February 2018
MariaB2424242
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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The Master Hosier's house and workshop.The workshop was locked and left in 1952 leaving a unique record of working life. The house(1690)is furnished with numerous artifacts. Large garden. museum shop. Guided tours. Refreshments served. Hands-on tuition with a Victorian knitting machine. See how the Victorians lived and worked.Please email for prices and opening times/ private visits.
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42-44 Bushloe End | Wigston, Leicester LE18 2BA, England
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+44 116 288 6243
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a great time visiting had a guided tour by a very interesting and informative chap whom had worked in factory from the bottom to the top. Wonderful place to visit and to see the passion coming from all the volunteers working there for us....More

Thank Louise P
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Reviewed 19 February 2018

I went with year 5 pupils and found it fascinating, the gentleman made it so interesting and he could answer all the pupils questions (and mine) I loved seeing how the knitting machines worked and the hours put in to the weaving. The house is...More

Thank MariaB2424242
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Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

It is DEFINITELY well worth a visit because there is a little bit more than i thought- a little, underpromoted cafe, a beautiful, lovingly maintained garden, the little factory and the old living quarters. There is so much in such a small place it is...More

2  Thank Wigstoncyclist
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Reviewed 9 February 2017

nice day out it was interested to see how the machines work i won't go again it not for me my friend enjoy it

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Reviewed 25 August 2016

Enthusiastically run by volunteers who are very welcoming and eager to share what they know. It is a window into the past and the quaint garden is beautiful.

1  Thank 433Richard
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Reviewed 19 June 2016

Spent a fascinating couple of hours at this unassuming, tiny gem of a museum. For an operation completely run by volunteers it's amazing. It felt more like being welcomed into someone's home than visiting a tourist attraction. We had our own personal guided tour, demonstration...More

1  Thank 799ChrisH
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Reviewed 29 May 2016

What an interesting afternoon we had here. The guides are so friendly and knowledgeable. We had a demonstration of the knitting machine and a tour around the frame workshop and the house. In each room we were told all about what was in there and...More

1  Thank big-blue-eyes
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Reviewed 28 March 2016

Having lived in Wigston for 16 years and driving past the museum every day I thought it was high time I went to visit. It may be a very small museum but it's like stepping back in time. The workshop was locked in 1952 when...More

Thank kitara2002
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Reviewed 10 February 2016

Being a member since the Museum started i felt it time to visit and was completely bowled over by the museum and the knowledge of the staff, a really great visit .

1  Thank Andy W
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Reviewed 15 December 2015

The Framework Museum consists of one small room containing an assortment of old knitting machines and various artifacts relating to the period. The room itself is approx the size of a single garage. Next to this building is a 2 up / 2 down cottage...More

1  Thank gillianevans2015
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shirley b
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I was wanting to see a picture of the cottage and garden
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