DH Lawrence Museum | Visit nottinghamshireWe knew a small amount about D.H. Lawrence before visiting his birthplace museum in Eastwood. Upon leaving, we felt like we had lived alongside him in the town, and that was all down to our tour guide Carolyn.

The streets where Lawrence was born easily allowed our imaginations to travel back to days gone before, setting the scene before we had even entered the museum. Greeted by Carolyn in the museum shop, we made our way upstairs into the exhibition area, which we perused at leisure. It was interesting to learn more about Lawrence’s artwork and understand the links between that and his literary work. We also began to understand the twists and turns in his hectic life.

The video in the second room further placed us in his era and began to explore the history of his family and their time on this street and beyond.

Our tour continued as we were led by Carolyn through to number eight, the house in which Lawrence resided until he was two years old. Carolyn then took us on a journey through the various rooms, sharing more and more knowledge about Lawrence’s parents, brothers and sisters. The content was fascinating, brought alive by Carolyn’s engaging delivery, forming a strong context of Lawrence’s life.

DH Lawrence Museum | Visit Nottinghamshire

By the time we had reached the laundry room in the yard, we felt engrossed in Victorian England, and Victorian Eastwood with a new respect for mining communities and for D.H. Lawrence himself.

This museum is a must see, small but perfectly formed and delivered by fantastic tour guides.

To find out more about D.H. Lawrence, please click here. For details on the D.H. Lawrence Birthplace Museum, please click here.


This blog was written by Genevieve Preece, Communications Executive and Alex Broughton, Marketing Manager.

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