Whether you’ve read any D.H. Lawrence books, or simply enjoy a good story and visiting historic houses, come and visit our lovely museum where the controversial life of D.H. Lawrence began.
At the Birthplace Museum you can:
- Learn about family life in the mining community, which shaped Lawrence’s childhood and writing.
- See rooms where the family lived.
- View personal items and some of Lawrence’s original watercolour paintings.
You can find out more information about visiting the Museum here:
- When can I visit?
- How much does it cost?
- Can I get a discount?
- Can I take photos?
- How accessible is the museum?
When can I visit?
The Museum is usually open Tuesday to Saturday 10.00am to 4.00pm by guided tours only.
Visits to the Museum are by scheduled timed admission only, for small groups of up to 8 people. We are also sometimes closed due to a large group booking or an event. Please make sure you check that we are open on the day you would like to visit and that there are places available on the tour you wish to attend, by calling us on 0115 9173824 and booking a ticket.
Tickets with the following entry times can be purchased:
The 11.15am and 2.30pm admission tickets will be available first and then the other tours will be available when these have been filled.
If you want to keep your day flexible you can just drop in and we’ll see if there’s space on the next tour, but to guarantee admission, at a time to suit you, please call us in advance to book.
- Wednesday 28th March: Due to two group visits, the only available tours on this date are at 11.15am and 2.30pm.
- Friday 30th March: The Museum will be closed on Good Friday, so no tours will be available on this date.
We apologise for any inconvenience caused.
D.H. Lawrence Birthplace Museum
8a Victoria Street
- Tuesday - Saturday 10:00 - 16:00
- Admission via guided tour only:
- Tour 1 10:00
- Tour 2 11.15
- Tour 3 13:15
- Tour 4 14:30
Tel: 0115 917 3824
How much does it cost?
All full price tickets purchased up to March 2018 are valid for one year from purchase so you can visit us again and again!*
A family ticket is up to 2 adults with up to 3 children.
Concession prices are for:
- Over 60s
- Wheelchair users & 1 carer**
- Full time students
Please note proof of concession may be required.
*Free return admission on full price tickets only, special events not included. Access only available with a pre-booked guided tour. Return visits should be booked in advance to avoid disappointment. This offer is subject to change so please do call in advance to check.
**Please note that due to the restrictions of the Grade II listed building there is no wheelchair access to the upper floors but a virtual tour of the Museum is available online here or on a laptop in the Museum Shop (upon request).
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Leisure Card Holders
The D.H. Lawrence Birthplace Museum offers discounts to Leisure Card Holders. You can sign up for a Leisure Card at the Museum or at any of our leisure and sports centres. Find out more about Leisure Cards.
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.