Founded in 1976 by local enthusiasts, the Museum has grown into a high quality tourist destination, attracting visitors from all over the world.
Open to the public via guided and self-guided tours, enjoy a relaxed, and personal, step back in time to the early years of this Eastwood family. Explore the historic site and discover the stories of this not-so-average son of a miner, who challenged the literary establishment with his infamous, Lady Chatterley’s Lover.
Nottingham UNESCO City of Literature
In December 2015, Nottingham became one of only 20 cities around the world recognised by UNESCO for their literary excellence and heritage. From the romantic Lord Byron, to the scandalous D.H. Lawrence, no visit to Nottingham would be complete without soaking up some of the city’s literary past.
Only 30 minutes from Nottingham city centre, the Birthplace Museum is a must see for fans of literature, and for those wanting to delve deeper into Nottinghamshire’s literary heritage(Opens in a New Window).
Groups we’re proud to be part of…
At the Museum we are part of a wider network of organisations who work together to improve and promote our services.
We have memberships with…
- Historic Houses*(Opens in a New Window)
- Museums Association*(Opens in a New Window)
- Notts Heritage Forum(Opens in a New Window)
- Lit Houses(Opens in a New Window)
- Association of Independent Museums (AIM)(Opens in a New Window)
*Members of Historic Houses and the Museum Association can gain entry to the D.H. Lawrence Birthplace Museum for FREE!
Here in Eastwood we have two societies focused on the preservation of Lawrence’s life and work.
The D.H. Lawrence Society run events throughout the year, talks and lectures on Lawrence, mining, and the East Midlands, as well as running open days at The Breach, the second Lawrence family home. The Society meet on the second Wednesday of each month at St Mary’s Church, Eastwood at 7.15pm.
The Haggs Farm Preservation Society focuses on the preservation of the buildings at Haggs Farm and its history, the home of the Chambers Family, and Lawrence’s first love interest, Jessie Chambers.
If you want to find out more about these societies, or to join, follow these links:
“Whatever I forget, I shall never forget the Haggs – I loved it so”