Have your say on our redevelopment plans for a chance to win £100!

Concept designs showing how future displays may look. Credit: RFA Design.

We’re inviting the general public to have their say on emerging development plans that are set to transform our museum site as we know it today.

To start the survey click here

Having received initial National Lottery support for an exciting new project called, ‘A Right Good Yarn’ earlier in the year, the team are now busy developing ideas – and they’re keen to get feedback from the local community. As part of the consultation process, we’re running an online survey for local people and community groups to complete.

So, if you’d like to find out about the museum’s plans and share your views, the five minute online survey is now live here. The survey will be open to responses until Sunday 25th August 2019, after which one lucky respondent – who’ll be picked at random – will win £100 in cash!*

Come and see us at Ruddington Village Market!

The project team will be running a stall at the next Ruddington Village Market on the Saturday 3rd August from 9am to 12:30pm at The White Horse Inn, so please come along and find out more about the museum’s aspirations and how you can get involved. Paper copies of the survey will also be available to collect from the stall.

The museum’s Curator, Jim Grevatte, commented: ‘The Framework Knitters Museum is a unique, surviving example of a 19th century framework knitters’ yard, which tells the story of framework knitting from inception to obsolescence.  By getting involved in “A Right Good Yarn”, you’ll be helping to actively shape a site that will benefit people and groups from our local area (and beyond) for generations to come.’

About ‘A Right Good Yarn’

Made possible by National Lottery players, the project aims to expand the museum into Gunn Cottage, an adjacent property that we purchased in 2013, and redevelop parts of our existing space. New displays and exhibitions will be delivered along with an improved visitor route connecting the three spaces and offering better retail and catering facilities.

As well as covering these aspects, the online survey also asks about what kinds of activities and facilities people would like to be able to see at the museum, to make sure local people and community groups can benefit as much as possible.

A team of specialist consultants, including architects, exhibition designers and heritage business planners have been appointed to work with Trustees, staff and volunteers to help the museum prepare to apply for a full National Lottery grant later on this year.

Find out more

We’ll be posting regular updates on the redevelopment project on the website and in Museum News. You can also like our Facebook page and follow us on Twitter, where we’ll be posting updates and photos as the project progresses.

* Terms & Conditions apply – contact us for details.