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Museum, £3.50

LEICS & RUTLAND HERITAGE FORUM, QLTY TOURISM IN LEICESTERSHIRE

Wigston Framework Knitters Museum

Wigston Framework Knitters Museum

Address

42-44 Bushloe End,
Wigston,
Leicestershire,
LE18 2BA

Details

When Master Hosier Edgar Carter shut and locked his workshop door for the last time in 1952, he left inside a unique relic - a time capsule of knitting frames, tools and the worsted gloves, mitts and hose he made.

Disabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site light refreshmentsPostboxPublic toiletsAccepts groupsFacilities for corporate hospitality

Children welcomeDisabled accessDogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Smoking not allowed

Private visits and organised groups at any time, by prior arrangement. Disabled access to ground floor and garden only, assistance given.

Opening details

Opening times are Sunday 14.00–17.00, the first Saturday of each month and Bank Holiday Mondays. Last entry is at 16.00.

Any other times by appointment

Prices

2015 prices:
Admission to the museum is £2.50 for adults,and 50p for children.

Facilities

  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • PostboxPostbox
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed

Private visits and organised groups at any time, by prior arrangement. Disabled access to ground floor and garden only, assistance given.

Location

Directions

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Map reference: SP 602987  Lat: 52.58277 Long: -1.11295

4 miles south of Leicester on B582, off A5199.

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport: 6.4 km from Leicester station