Bassetlaw Museum “Good to GO!”

 Bassetlaw Museum, Amcott House, Retford is getting ready to open its doors again on Monday 17th May.

 In line with government guidelines there will be a few steps in place to keep you safe but which (we hope) won’t spoil your visit.  All visitors over 16 will need to scan in the museum QR code for NHS Track and Trace or provide their contact details, which will be kept safely for just 21 days.  A one way route around the museum, Percy Laws Gallery, Rural Heritage Centre and Pilgrim Gallery will help to minimise any contact with other visitors not in your bubble.  Sadly, at the moment, we cannot accommodate groups of more than 6.  There will be a number of hand sanitising stations too.  Only one toilet will be open and this will be cleaned every 2 hours. 

Bassetlaw people are very generous with their donations of objects to the museum but we ask that people do not bring any donations at the moment.  The museum shop will be closed.  Bassetlaw Museum will be open from Monday to Saturday inclusive, 10am to 4:30pm.

Due to all the safety measures, Bassetlaw Museum and the Pilgrim Gallery have been awarded Visit Britain’s “We’re Good to Go” mark.

Museum staff have been busy while our doors have been closed.  The Trades and Industries Gallery has been refreshed and the Military Gallery redisplayed.  The Percy Laws Gallery has a new exhibition by Derrick Spence, an Eaton Hall trained former art teacher. 

Curator Samantha Glasswell said:

“It has been very quite since we had to close for the second time in October.  Over that time we have tried to put as much on social media and YouTube as possible.  We even had some “virtual” school visits but it will be so good to have people back in the building.  We cannot wait to see you!”

For more information ring 01777 713749.  The museum can also be contacted on 

Last Updated on Wednesday, December 29, 2021