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D.H. Lawrence Birthplace Museum

8a Victoria Street, Eastwood, Nottinghamshire, NG16 3AW

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D.H. Lawrence was born at 8a Victoria Street, 1885, the first of the Lawrence family’s four Eastwood homes.

Visit this authentically recreated miner’s cottage, birthplace of world renowned Nottinghamshire author D.H. Lawrence, then explore the surrounding countryside, which inspired his work.

This charming, award-winning Museum & Gift Shop also features and exhibition including his original water colour paintings and his headstone!

This family friendly museum offers children’s trails, vintage toys and more to keep the little ones occupied during your visit!

Things to see and do

What you can expect from your visits to the Birthplace Museum:

• Learn about family life in the mining community, which shaped Lawrence’s formative years.
• View the house where the family lived, and see some of their own personal items!
• Relax in our Museum garden.
• Visit nearby craft workshops and the charming White Peacock Café.
• Browse our Gift Shop for books, souvenirs and gifts!

What’s Included?
Included in the tour admission price is the opportunity to visit the historic rooms of the birthplace Museum, as well as a 12 minute DVD introducing Lawrence and the area, as well as two exhibition spaces. 

Opening Times:

The Museum is open Tuesday to Saturday, 10am to 4pm.

Tuesdays and Wednesdays: Self-guided tours all day

Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays: Guided tours at 10.15am and 11.15am (must book)*, with self-guided tours available from 12.00pm.

Due to the size of the rooms within the Museum, we can only accommodate 10 people per guided tour, so please make sure you check that we are open on the day you would like to visit and that there are places available on the tour you wish to attend, by calling us on 0115 9173824 and booking a ticket.

*On days when no guided tours are delivered, whether no one has booked on or there is limited staff availability, self-guided tours will be available all day, beginning at 10.00am.

The Birthplace Museum can also be visited as part of the Blue Line Trail

Virtual Tour

Take the virtual tour of the Museum here.

For those with limited mobility or special access requirements, please be aware the Museum rooms are small with low level lighting and access to the upper floors is by steep stairs only, there is no lift.

The ground floor level is accessible with assistance only, via an external doorway with a single step. We can offer virtual tours of the upstairs and downstairs rooms on request.

We recommend you contact us with any access queries; we will be pleased to help.

Click here to see the access statement.

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
16 and underFree
Guided Tour Adult£6.50 per ticket
Guided Tour Concession£5.00 per ticket
Self-Guided Adult£5.75 per person per day
Self-Guided Concession£4.25 per person per day

The Museum now offers self-guided tours, in addition to our guided tours, to allow visitors the opportunity to explore the Museum at their own pace. All guided tours must be booked in advance.

Check our website for the most up to date information regarding admission prices. Historic House members and Museum Association members receive free entry to the site and must show their membership card upon arrival.

Concession prices are for:
• over 60s
• disabled visitors & 1 carer
• full time students
• unemployed

Please note proof of concession may be required.

Map & Directions



  • Booking essential
  • Groups Accepted
  • Indoor Attraction
  • Parking (charge) - Pay & Display parking is available close by to the museum
  • Picnic Site

Payment Methods

  • All major credit/debit cards accepted

Provider Preferences

  • In town/city centre - Located in Eastwood town centre

Venue Facilities

  • Shop

Opening Times

2019 Opening Times (22 Jan 2019 - 20 Dec 2019)
Tuesday - Saturday10:00 - 16:00
Bank HolidayClosed

* Closed on Sundays and Mondays,
Closed Good Friday, and between Christmas and mid-January.
Spaces are limited on guided tours, so please book in advance to avoid disappointment. We recommend that visitors check availability before travelling, please call 0115 9173824.


  • Regional and MiscellaneousNottinghamshire Hospitality Stars Awards Finalist 2018 Nottinghamshire Hospitality Stars Awards Finalist 2018 2018
  • Visit EnglandVisitEngland Visitor Attraction Accolade Winner 2018 VisitEngland Visitor Attraction Accolade Winner 2018 2018

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