Nottinghamshire Museum Tells Best Story in the County

The Framework Knitters Museum is the only Nottinghamshire museum to have been awarded VisitEngland’s prestigious ‘Best Told Story’ accolade.

Best Told Story is one of five accolades VisitEngland give as part of their Visitor Attraction Quality Scheme. These awards recognise attractions that provide an exceptional visitor experience.

Vicky Howell, the Quality Assurance Schemes Executive at VisitEngland, said, “We only award Best Told Story to attractions where visitors can expect to enjoy a genuinely entertaining experience, and the Framework Knitters Museum truly deserves this accolade. Over the last few years the museum has gone from strength to strength in their assessment. All the hard work they have put into the redevelopment of the museum really shows, and we’re really excited to see what they are going to do next”.

The Framework Knitters Museum shows visitors how the framework knitters worked and lived by immersing them in a historic site that has been creatively brought back to life. It examines the development of the trade from which Nottingham Lace emerged, and the conditions which led to the violent Luddite uprising, which started in Nottingham before spreading across the country.

Paul Baker, Museum Manager, said “The museum has been on a dramatic journey of development over the last five years, and to been awarded this accolade shows us that we are heading in the right direction. The story of the framework knitters, and the Luddite Riots, is Nottinghamshire’s history. A story we should all know, a story that must be learnt from”.

For more information on the Framework Knitters Museum please visit www.frameworkknittersmuseum.org.uk.

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