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Bilsthorpe Heritage Museum

Cross Street, Bilsthorpe, Nottinghamshire, NG22 8QY
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Bilsthorpe Heritage Museum, Nottinghamshire

About

In the early 1900's Bilsthorpe village's population was approximately 200 and slowly declining. Then coal mining arrived in Bilsthorpe in the 1920's and considerably changed the landscape and social development of the village.

When the mine closed in 1997 social changes had to be made due to unemployment and the loss of the common bond of the mine, which united them.

Bilsthorpe Heritage Society began after the mine closed and was formed by a handful of residents who had the foresight to collect artefacts and memoribilia from the local mine and surrounding area before it was lost in time. This was so the history of mining not just in Bilsthorpe but across the industry could be preserved for future generations.

The Society receives a large amount of donated items and over the years has amassed a great collection dedictaed to the mining industry and the social history surrounding the community of Bilsthorpe. The Bilsthorpe Heritage Museum was officially opened in July 2014 marking a new beginning for the society and village.

The museum is open to the public on Monday, Wednesday and Sundays, and boasts well stocked displays and memorabilia for visitors to see along with knowledgable staff (very often ex miners) on hand to guide you through the displays.

Read Bilsthorpe Heritage Museum's blog here!

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Facilities

Other

  • Educational Visits Accepted
  • Guided Tours Available for Groups
  • Indoor Attraction

Provider Preferences

  • In countryside - Located in village of Bilsthorpe

Opening Times

Bilsthorpe Heritage Museum - Opening Times (1 Jan 2018 - 31 Dec 2018)

* Summer Opening:
Monday 10am - 4pm
Wednesday 10am - 4pm
Sunday 10am - 4pm

Winter Openings:
Wednesday 11am - 3pm
Sunday 11am - 3pm

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