This February half term the Framework Knitters Museum, Ruddington, is giving you the chance to take part in a unique special event. In addition to the usual fun activities at the museum, visitors will get the opportunity to be the first to try out a new interactive film that allows them to take control of the story.
The special winter opening for the museum will be from Wednesday 18 February to Friday 20 February, with the interactive film shown at 12 pm and 2.30 pm each day. Taking part in the special activity will be included in the normal admission price. Due to the nature of the film the activity is suitable for children aged eight and over.
The Framework Knitters Museum, Chapel Street, is the only working textile museum in Nottinghamshire. It is based in a historic knitter’s yard that contains two frameshops, as well as workers cottages and a chapel. The museum relaunched last year following a £100,000 redevelopment, which included the addition of special effects around the museum to add a new sense of drama and interaction to the visitor’s experience, and two new exhibition galleries. The museum charts the history of the industry that gave birth to Nottingham lace, as well examining the living conditions for textile workers and the riots that occurred because of them. Visitors are able to see a knitting frame in action, as well as having a go on a circular knitting machine.
For more information about the film, including opening times and admission prices, visit www.frameworkknittersmuseum.org.uk.