Bassetlaw Museum


Bassetlaw Museum is run by Bassetlaw District Council which covers North Nottinghamshire, and includes the two market towns of Retford and Worksop.

Bassetlaw Museum was created in 1983. Over the following years its collections have quickly grown due to generous donations by local people. The collections include local history, archaeology, decorative and fine art, agriculture, costume and textiles.

Amcott House

The museum is situated in Retford town centre in Amcott House, an 18th century town house which retains many of its original features. An art gallery was built in 1994, partly financed by the Percy Laws Memorial Fund of the Rotary Club of Retford.


Amcott House is a grade II* listed building. We regret that access to the first floor is by stairs only. However, we are committed to providing the best possible access for all our visitors. Please contact the museum to discuss how we can meet your requirements. Visitors can be accompanied by a member of staff, by prior arrangement.

The museum will be closed on Bank Holiday Monday 28th August 2017.

The museum will be closed for essential maintenance on 11th, 12th and 13th September 2017.

Opening hours:

Monday - Saturday 10 am - 4.45 pm, last admission 4.30 pm. We are closed on Sundays.

Disabled Access to ground floor and toilet facilities.

Admission Free.

Telephone 01777 713749

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