A tight-knit community

Immerse yourself in the sights, sounds and smells of this unique place where families lived and laboured together to shape a region’s industry.

Award-winning handmade museum

One of the few places left where you can experience the living and working conditions of Victorian craftspeople.

Discover what you can enjoy

From family activities to creative projects; unique experiences to community celebrations.

Passing on skills for 200 years

Book a group visit, choose a workshop or come and explore our unique collections.

Enjoy a coffee and browse our shop

Established in 1829, the Parker family ran this important knitting site for 100 years. Now their legacy is kept alive with our maker’s shop stocked with unique finds and creations.

Help continue a 400 year heritage

It is our wonderful volunteers who bring this place to life. We also welcome student placements, artist residencies and project partners. You can also support us by becoming a Friend of the museum.

Opening Times

Framework Knitters Museum

Monday and Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday - Saturday: 11am - 4pm
Parker’s Yard Cafe
Monday to Saturday: 9am – 4pm
Sunday: 11.30am – 4pm



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