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Bassetlaw Museum

Amcott House, Retford, DN22 6LD. England



Extra Details

Explore a fabulous collection in the beautiful surroundings of Amcott House. The house and grounds are a treasure trove of fascinating objects, telling the stories of North Nottinghamshire from its earliest people to the present day. Come and explore the archaeology, history, art, agriculture, and industry that have shaped this historic area, including Bassetlaw’s links with the Mayflower Pilgrims.

See the unique Anglo-Saxon boat, travel back in time in a Victorian school room, and experience the 1940s in a wartime kitchen. Relive your childhood in a gallery of toys, discover their fabulous costume collection and, before you leave, take a trip to the rural life gallery on the grounds.

There are a range of sessions for schools available covering topics such as the Stone Age, Romans, Tudors, Pilgrims, and the Victorians.

Venue resources

Risk Assessment PDF 0.12MB Download
Check List PDF 0.13MB Download
Parent Letter Template PDF 0.18MB Download
Amplification Toolkit PDF 0.88MB Download
Breakthroughs & Discoveries Content 7-11 ZIP 12.31MB Download
Breakthroughs & Discoveries Content 11-14 ZIP 12.31MB Download
School Certificate PDF 0.08MB Download
Student Certificate PDF 0.08MB Download

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Venue Details



Amcott House, Retford
DN22 6LD. England

Opening Hours

Mon- sat 10-4pm