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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.



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 by calling us on 0115 9173824 and booking a ticket.

Tickets with the following entry times can be purchased:

  • 10.00am
  • 11.15am
  • 1.15pm
  • 2.30pm

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.


Find Us

D.H. Lawrence Birthplace Museum
8a Victoria Street
NG16 3AW

Opening Times

  • Tuesday - Saturday 10:00 - 16:00
  • Timed guided admission only

Contact Direct

Tel: 0115 917 3824




How much does it cost?

Standard Adult £6.90
Concession £5.10
Junior (5-15) £3.50
Under 5’s Free

All full price tickets are valid for one year from purchase so you can visit us again and again!*

Concession prices are for:

  • Over 60s
  • Wheelchair users & 1 carer
  • Full time students
  • Unemployed

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.

Can I get a discount?

We like to know where our visitors have heard about us. If you quote the following voucher code before April 2018 when booking your advance admission to the Museum you will benefit from the promotional prices below: DHLWEBR18

Standard Adult £5.75
Concession £4.25
Junior (5-15) £2.75
Family* £14.00


Welcome Wednesdays: Free Entry for Broxtowe Residents!

We offer free standard entry for residents of the surrounding Broxtowe Borough every Wednesday, as part of our Welcome Wednesdays promotion! Please bring proof of address to qualify for this special offer.

Find out more about this amazing offer in our Welcome Wednesdays blog post …..


Historic Houses Association and Museums Association Memberships

We are pleased to offer free entry to members of the HHA and Museums Association. Members must be able to show their membership card to qualify.


Liberty Leisure Card Holders
The D.H. Lawrence Birthplace Museum offers discounts to Liberty Leisure Card Holders. You can also sign up for a Leisure Card at the Museum. These are free for juniors and concessions and cost £3.50 for adults. Leisure Cards also give great discounts throughout Broxtowe Borough Council at our Leisure Centres. Find out more about Liberty Leisure Cards.


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.

Do you welcome groups?

As we are a small site (but perfect!), admission to the museum is limited, but larger groups (over 8 persons) are welcome by prior arrangement.

The Museum is a great place to bring a group of friends or family. From planning and booking your day out at the Museum right up to the day of your visit, our helpful staff make organising a group visit simple. We are a popular destination for many book clubs, special interest groups, and a tour can be tailored to your group’s requirements and interests.

Benefits for Group Visits include:
Discounted admission for groups of 10+
Free admission for the group organiser
Free admission to Blue Badge Guides
A Free preliminary visit for group organiser or coach operator/driver (for 2 people).
A tailored tour to suit the interests of the group
Free translation sheets in French, German, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin, Polish or Spanish to accompany your visit

For more information or to discuss your specific requirements, please contact us on 0115 9173824

What’s on offer for schools?

school-visitA visit to the D.H. Lawrence Birthplace Museum is a fascinating and fun way for children and students to engage with a variety of learning topics while having a fun day out. Our tours incorporate cross-curricula study including English, Citizenship, Art and Design and more.

‘The tour of the Birthplace Museum can be complemented by an activity session, giving children a more hands-on experience.’

Older students could complement a visit to the Birthplace Museum by taking in the local countryside and visiting Brinsley Headstocks, or walking the Blue Line Trail. Please call 0115 9173824 for more information.

Looking for more things to do nearby?

Build your perfect break in Nottinghamshire, with Visit Nottinghamshire’s website. This site is packed full of ideas and upcoming events in the area, including information on other museums, Nottingham’s best restaurants and hotels.