D.H. Lawrence’s Birthplace
8a Victoria Street is the property where the literary legend was born on 11th September 1885. Founded in 1976 by a group of local enthusiasts, the D.H. Lawrence Birthplace Museum has grown into a high quality tourist attraction, regularly attracting visitors to Eastwood from all over the world.
Now a museum open to the public by guided tour, enjoy a relaxed and personal step back in time with one of our experienced guides. We will show you around the whole property and exhibition spaces, while telling you tales of the not-so-average son of a miner who challenged the literary establishment with the infamous Lady Chatterley’s Lover.
In 2016, the D.H. Lawrence Birthplace Museum was awarded a Visit England Hidden Gem Accolade, received as part of Visit England’s Visitor Attraction Quality Scheme.
Assessors who visited said the highlights were the exceptionally interesting tour, the outstanding knowledge and enthusiasm and great visitor care displayed by the staff.
The museum is tucked away on a neatly cobbled street, behind the main shopping area of Eastwood and so is somewhat ‘hidden’.
Other Hidden Gems include the Greater Manchester Police Museum & Archives, Oliver Cromwell’s House and the Quaker Tapestry Museum.
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 gritty Alan Sillitoe and very scandalous D.H. Lawrence, no visit to Nottingham will be complete without soaking up some of the city’s literary past.
The D.H. Lawrence Birthplace Museum is only 30 minutes from Nottingham City Centre, and is a must see for fans of literature, and for those wanting to delve deeper into Nottinghamshire’s literary heritage.
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.
- Historic Houses Association*
- Museums Association*
- Notts Heritage Forum
- Lit Houses
- Association of Independent Museums (AIM)
*Members of the Historic Houses Association and the Museum Association can gain entry to the D.H. Lawrence Birthplace Museum for FREE!
2017 The Year of Literary Heroes
Visit England has made 2017 the year of literary heroes, so when better to feel inspired and begin your own adventure?
From 20 years since the release of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone to 200 years since the death of the world famous Jane Austen, there isn’t a better time to get out there and celebrate England’s literary greats.
The D.H. Lawrence Museum will be part of the Historic Houses Association’s Literary Trail across the country, find out more details on the HHA Literary Trail, or find out how to book your tour with us.
D.H. Lawrence Birthplace Museum Forward Plan
The D.H. Lawrence Birthplace Museum exists to protect, promote and share the heritage and legacy of D.H. Lawrence. Follow this link for a summary of the museum’s Forward Plan for 2017-2021.