Museum – FAQ’s

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When is the Museum open?

The Museum is open Thursday – Saturday, from 10.00am – 4.00pm

Should I book in advance?

Booking in advance is recommended, but it will often be possible to just turn up on the day.  Please always check our website before doing so, in case we are closed for a group booking.

Can I take photos?

You are welcome to take photos and films as part of your visit. Please feel free to use these for your personal, non-commercial* use.

Please can you:

  • avoid taking photos or filming people without permission
  • avoid taking photos of children without permission from their parent or guardian
  • look out for signs telling you where photography or filming is not allowed
  • ask at reception if you wish to take photographs or film for commercial* use

* Commercial means use that is intended for or directed towards commercial advantage or private monetary compensation

If you share your photos on social media don’t forget to tag the Museum:

How accessible is the museum?

Our lovely historic building does have some access limitations.

Please note that due to the restrictions of the Grade II listed building there is no wheelchair access to the upper floors. The tour requires visitors to use flights of steps. There is also low level (gas) lighting in the historic rooms and the rooms themselves are small.

Please do contact us with any questions so we may do our best to help, or click here to see the D.H. Lawrence Birthplace Museum’s Access Statement.

Where can I park?

Pay and Display car parking is available in Eastwood.

Just around the corner from the Museum on Scargill Walk is a short stay car-park, with one hour free parking (with a voucher only). Maximum stay is 3 hours. The length of your visit will vary depending on whether you are guided or self-guided, so you will need to ensure you place sufficient time on your car parking ticket.

Long-stay car parking is available at the Sun Inn car park (£1 all day) on Kelham Way, and also on Victoria Street, with both only a short walk to the Museum.

Click here for a map of Eastwood’s car parks

Can I use public transport?

You don’t need a car to come to us. For bus journeys to Eastwood high street, jump on the Rainbow One from Nottingham or the Black Cat from Derby.

Langley Mill train station is only 1.5 miles away.

To help you plan your journey, why not use the traveline website, which can show you bus and rail routes to Eastwood from almost anywhere in the UK!