D.H. Lawrence Birthplace Museum

D.H. Lawrence Birthplace Museum, 8a Victoria Street, Eastwood, Nottinghamshire, NG16 3AW

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D.H. Lawrence Birthplace Museum


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 Thursday 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.

Groups are welcome to the museum, with discounts for groups of 10 or more.  They can also offer bespoke tours to suit the interests of your group, as well as translation sheets. Please contact the museum to discuss your requirements.

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£10.00 per ticket
Guided Tour Concession£9.25 per ticket
Self-Guided Adult£7.50 per person per day
Self-Guided Concession£6.75 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.

School visits - £3.50 per child, accompanying adults free
Historic Houses Members – Free
Group Tours – 25% discount per head for group bookings of more than 8 people.

Concessions are available for over 60s, disabled visitors and one carer, full time students and those who are unemployed. Proof of concession may be required.

Please note proof of concession may be required.

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  • Educational Visits Accepted
  • Groups Accepted
  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Guided Tours Available for Groups
  • Guided Tours Available for Individuals
  • Indoor Attraction - Baby change, Unisex toilet facilities, Refreshments available
  • Open by appointment outside normal opening times
  • Parking (charge) - Pay & Display parking is available close by to the museum
  • Picnic Site
  • Printed Material in Foreign Languages
  • Village Location

Payment Methods

  • All major credit/debit cards accepted
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Special group rates
  • Visa accepted

Provider Preferences

  • In countryside
  • In Market Town

Travel & Trade

  • Group discounts available

Venue Facilities

  • Shop

Opening Times

2024 Opening Times (1 Jan 2024 - 31 Dec 2024)
Monday - WednesdayClosed
Thursday - Saturday10:00 - 16:00
Bank HolidayClosed

* Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, 10.00am until 4.00pm.
Opening on other days can be arranged by prior appointment for groups, schools, filming and hire.
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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