Workers Playtime’ May Day Event at The Framework Knitters Museum in Ruddington

Workers Playtime 2014The Framework Knitters Museum in Ruddington, Nottingham will be holding its popular annual ‘Workers Playtime’ family event on the May Day Bank Holiday, 5th May 2014 from 11.00am until 4.00pm.

The ‘Workers Playtime’ day will feature music and dance as well as an opportunity for visitors to see and ‘have-a-go’ at traditional crafts.  The family event will feature demonstrations by traditional craftspeople.  Dancers will be in attendance to entertain throughout the day and will provide a suitable musical accompaniment.  Other crafts and entertainments will be announced shortly. 

Paul Baker, the manager of the museum, said “We are keen to ensure that the traditional May Day celebrations continue to thrive and our historic site is the ideal venue.  The May Day Bank Holiday was traditionally an annual workers holiday and this event celebrates the skills and social activities of past generations.  We look forward to welcoming visitors to the event and sharing traditional crafts and entertainments with them”.  The museum celebrates the lives of the Framework Knitters who produced hosiery and lace and whose poverty led to the Luddite protests.  Visitors can observe the authentic machines in action and are invited to have a go on our circular knitting machines.  The site includes two workshops, cottages, a chapel and a delightful garden.  Refreshments will also be available.

The ‘Workers Playtime’ event takes place on 5th May 2014.  Why not follow the museum on Facebook or Twitter for the latest updates and additions to the celebrations.

For more information contact Paul Baker, Museum Manager – tel: 0115 984 6914, email:, web:, address: Framework Knitters Museum, Chapel Street, Ruddington, Nottingham, NG11 6HE