D.H Lawrence Birthplace Museum Highly Commended

D.H Lawrence Birthplace Museum Highly Commended

08/11/2019 - Eastwood’s hidden gem, the D.H. Lawrence Birthplace Museum has been presented with a highly commended award for enhancing visitor experience at the Nottinghamshire STAR awards.

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Over the past 12 months the museum has significantly adapted its offer and these changes have been positively received by both tourist and local visitors.

“As a result of the changes we have made to the museum, we have seen a dramatic increase in local visitors; we now offer something for everyone, both grown-ups and children," said Alex Khan, Cultural Services Manager at L Leisure who run the museum.

DH Lawrence Team at the STARS awardsThe museum also now offers self-guided tours, free entry to Broxtowe residents, a bookable meeting space and has hosted outdoor events in the secluded secret garden; keep an eye out for activities taking place during the school holidays.

Also new for this year, the museum will be transformed into a winter wonderland with opportunities to meet Father Christmas every Saturday from 30th November until 21st December. The museum gift show has a range of Victorian themed Christmas gifts for people looking for unique gifts this festive season.

A new gallery space has allowed for the museum to showcase more detailed information about Eastwood’s famous son in the Discover a Life Without Limits exhibition, exploring the themes that shaped D. H. Lawrence’s life and works. Moreover, the museum has been able to offer this gallery space to local groups. In recent months the Beauvale Photography Group have displayed their portrayals of Eastwood past and present and currently there is an exhibition of young people’s comic book creations.

The D.H. Lawrence Birthplace Museum is an award winning visitor attraction in Eastwood, Nottinghamshire (not far from junction 26 of the M1 and the IKEA retail park).  It combines D.H. Lawrence’s authentically recreated childhood home, with an exhibition and gallery space celebrating the author’s life, work and humble beginnings.

They engage with the local community and change their gallery space frequently making the space a community hub where local art and interests can be displayed. From the museum you can branch out and explore the surrounding countryside, which inspired his work. 


D.H Lawrence Birthplace Museum
tel: 0115 917 3824