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D.H. Lawrence Birthplace Museum

8A Victoria Street, Eastwood NG16 3AW, England
+44 115 917 3824
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An absorbing experience

A very enjoyable visit. Such attention to detail in all the rooms of the house which was... read more

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Paul C
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Derby, United Kingdom
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A most interesting visit

We thoroughly enjoyed our guided visit. Our guide was knowledgeable and shared her enthusiasm for... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Ann S
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Bury St Edmunds, United Kingdom
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Book onto a guided tour of the D.H. Lawrence Birthplace Museum. Awarded the status of “Gem Museum” by Visit England in 2016, this literary birthplace and social history museum, is located in the beautiful county of Nottinghamshire. The D.H. Lawrence Birthplace Museum is the childhood home of the controversial author D.H. Lawrence, situated in the ex-mining town of Eastwood and surrounded by lovely countryside, both of which influenced Lawrence's life and literature. It is open to the public as a museum, with entry times for guided tours, and we welcome everyone to come and find out more - whether you've read any Lawrence books or not!
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8A Victoria Street, Eastwood NG16 3AW, England
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+44 115 917 3824
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A very enjoyable visit. Such attention to detail in all the rooms of the house which was complemented by the excellent guide who gave an absorbing insight into Lawrence, his family members and their relationships and how they lived their everyday lives.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We thoroughly enjoyed our guided visit. Our guide was knowledgeable and shared her enthusiasm for the subject with us. The museum is beautifully kept and gives good insight into the Lawrence family and the way mining families lived at that time. We would encourage anyone...More

Thank Ann S
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Christina W, Public Relations Manager at D.H. Lawrence Birthplace Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Many thanks for the wonderful review Ann. We're really pleased that you enjoyed the tour Museum and got to learn more about D.H. Lawrence and his family. Our staff are very enthusiastic about D.H. Lawrence and his life, and the team work hard to ensure...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A wonderful visit. Carolyn brought the Lawrence family to life! It almost seemed that she new each of them personally. I will certainly be visiting again, to discover more about Lawrence's writing and life away from Eastwood.

Thank Hugh J
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Christina W, Public Relations Manager at D.H. Lawrence Birthplace Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Many thanks for the wonderful review Hugh. We're really pleased you enjoyed your visit to the Museum and that Carolyn brought the family to life in your tour. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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Reviewed 3 June 2018

I recently visited the above having been there previously many years ago. This was a totally different experience. The guide had exceptional knowledge of D H Lawrence and his family which she portrayed with ease and light hearted humour. The resources were very interesting and...More

Thank tashaNotts
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Christina W, Public Relations Manager at D.H. Lawrence Birthplace Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 6 June 2018

Many thanks for the wonderful review Tasha. We're really pleased you enjoyed your trip to the Museum and that we could offer you a new and different experience for your second visit; we pride ourselves on our visitor experience and care of the collection. We...More

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Reviewed 2 June 2018 via mobile

I recently visited the DH Lawerence museum with my mother and daughter. We had throughly enjoyable morning. Carolyn the tour guide was extremely knowledgeable about not only Lawerence and his family history but also the history of the area too. I would highly recommend a...More

Thank ngreensmith
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Christina W, Public Relations Manager at D.H. Lawrence Birthplace Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 6 June 2018

Many thanks for the lovely review. We're really pleased you enjoyed your trip to the Museum and that the experience was enjoyed together as a family. We will pass on your kind words to Carolyn too- she has a wealth of knowledge of D.H. Lawrence,...More

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Reviewed 1 June 2018

Inevitably a relatively small museum being the corner terraced house where Lawrence was born. Guided tours start with a comprehensive DVD and then a tour of the house with a friendly, helpful and very knowledgeable lady - Carolyn. However a great deal of information and...More

Thank rogerw323
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Christina W, Public Relations Manager at D.H. Lawrence Birthplace Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 June 2018

Many thanks for the review Roger. We're really pleased you enjoyed your visit to the Museum and we'll let Carolyn know how much you enjoyed her tour. Hopefully we've inspired you to read some of Lawrence's books. Hope to see you again soon!

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Reviewed 12 May 2018 via mobile

I saw the signs advertising the museum and decided to pop in. What a wonderful place. My knowledge of DHL was limited having only recently read Son and Lovers. The whole experience was informative and interesting. Our guide was knowledgeable and made the history come...More

Thank jilla627
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Christina W, Public Relations Manager at D.H. Lawrence Birthplace Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 18 May 2018

Many thanks for the wonderful review. We're really pleased you decided to pop into the Museum and experience the early life of D.H. Lawrence. Hopefully we've inspired you to read some more of Lawrence's work or maybe even buy yourself an aspidistra. We hope to...More

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Reviewed 4 May 2018 via mobile

We stopped in Eastwood on our return journey, to see D.H Lawrence's birth place. Be prepared to find a town that feels "sad" and needs alot of love. Not much to see. Quite disappointing.More

Thank Elizabeth M
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Christina W, Public Relations Manager at D.H. Lawrence Birthplace Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 5 May 2018

Many thanks for your review Elizabeth. We are very sorry to hear that your visit to Eastwood was disappointing. We welcome all forms of feedback, both good and bad, so we can ensure we are providing the best service possible for our visitors, and make...More

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Reviewed 4 May 2018

Even before I arrived, I was very impressed by the service from this museum. After I rang up to book my place on a guided tour, I was e-mailed details of local parking and eating facilities. I found this really helpful, especially as one of...More

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Christina W, Public Relations Manager at D.H. Lawrence Birthplace Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 5 May 2018

Many thanks for the wonderful review Mark. We're really pleased to hear you enjoyed your visit to the Museum and Eastwood, and that our staff members were so helpful, before and during your visit. We're glad the tour offered new insight in D.H. Lawrence and...More

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Reviewed 19 April 2018

We had an excellent guide, the house is a museum but it was brought to life by the photographs of DHL Family and the very informative insight by our guide into the lives of DHL parents and siblings and the rooms in which they lived....More

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Christina W, Public Relations Manager at D.H. Lawrence Birthplace Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 21 April 2018

Many thanks for the review David, we're really pleased you enjoyed the visit and that our guide brought the Lawrence family to life.

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Carole519
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Response from Christina W | Property representative |
Hello, sorry for the late reply to your enquiry but the museum will be closed from 23rd December 2016 and will not open until 18th January 2017, as we are undergoing the annual deep clean of the collection. If you would... More
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