D.H. Lawrence Birthplace Museum

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

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D.H. Lawrence Birthplace Museum


Coronavirus update: For the latest information on coronavirus and how it might impact your travel in and around Nottingham and Nottinghamshire, including information on which venues and attractions are closed, please visit our Know Before You Go page. We recommend that you check the website and social media of individual venues and attractions when planning a visit.


The museum reopens on 20th May with new opening hours Thursday - Saturday 10am - 4pm. Please book one of the five, one hour visiting slots before coming. Numbers are capped at 6 people from a family/friend bubble. You are required to wear a face covering and perform a temperature check when you arrive on site. At the moment the museum is asking that any purchases on site are contactless/card only. Entry is still free for Broxtowe Residents and LLeisure members.


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

Today you can visit this authentically recreated miner’s cottage, birthplace of world renowned Nottinghamshire author, then explore the surrounding countryside, which inspired his work.

This charming, award-winning museum & gift shop also features an exhibition space dedicated to showing how Lawrence lived a life without limits as well as showcasing the work of a new generation of local artists, keeping Lawrence’s legacy alive.

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

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 the museum garden
• Browse the gift shop for books and souvenirs
• Explore Eastwood and discover some of its charming tea rooms

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 exhibition space featuring a wide range of changing exhibitions which encompass Lawrence’s life and times as well as the surrounding area.

Opening Times:

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

The museum operates a self-guided tour allowing you to drop in and take in the museum at your own pace.

Guided tours are also available on Thursday, Friday and Saturdays mornings at 10:15 and 11:15 and take approximately 1 hour. Due to the size of the rooms within the Museum, they can only accommodate 10 people per guided tour and recommend that you pre book by calling the team on 0115 9173824 to avoid disappointment.

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

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

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

Please contact the museum's team with any access queries; they will be pleased to help.

Click here to see the access statement.


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Guide Prices

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

Check the museum's website for the most up to date information regarding admission prices and opening times. 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



  • Groups Accepted
  • Indoor Attraction - Baby change, Unisex toilet facilities, Refreshments available
  • 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

* Closed on Sundays and Mondays.
Closed Good Friday, and between Christmas and mid-January.
Occasionally the museum is closed to the public if a large group is visiting. It recommends that visitors check the website or call 0115 9173824 for more information on opening times and tours before visiting.


  • 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
  • Regional and MiscellaneousNottinghamshire Hospitality Stars Awards Finalist 2019 Nottinghamshire Hospitality Stars Awards Finalist 2019 2019
  • Regional and MiscellaneousNottinghamshire Hospitality Stars Awards Highly Commended 2019 Nottinghamshire Hospitality Stars Awards Highly Commended 2019 2019

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