Find out what’s inside the DH Lawrence Museum and plan your visit.

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The DH Lawrence Birthplace Museum is where this literary legend was born on September 11, 1885. Just 30 minutes from Nottingham city center, the Museum is a must-see for fans of literature and those wanting to delve into Nottingham’s literary heritage.

Growing up in late Victorian industrial England, in the mining community of Eastwood, Lawrence exceeded all expectations of a miner’s son and became one of the greatest writers of the 20th century.

To some he is simply the infamous author of Lady Chatterley’s Lover, but to many others he is a powerful and challenging creative voice for the changing world of the early 20th century.

The Museum was founded in 1976 by local enthusiasts and has become a high-quality tourist destination that attracts visitors from all over the world.

Owned and operated by Broxtowe Council, the museum is open to the public on guided and self-guided tours to discover the stories of this not-so-ordinary miner’s son, as well as the wider local history of the area.

inside the museum

Step back in time to experience the traditional Victorian utility room, see the drawing room; a room only for special guests, feel the warmth of the fire in the kitchen and wander through the parents’ room and other rooms. The museum’s permanent exhibition features Lawrence family items and even paintings created by the author himself.

We also have a gift shop with a wide range of unique gifts including books, games, puzzles, trinkets and decorations.

Museum lounge and kitchen

local heritage

In the wider local area, walk the Blue Line Trail through Eastwood, where you’ll see the other houses the Lawrence family lived in, and important buildings like the Durban House and the Mechanics Institute related to Lawrence’s life in the area.

The Museum has strong connections with the DH Lawrence Society (Opens in a new window) and the Haggs Agricultural Preservation Society (Opens in a new window).

Nottingham is a UNESCO City of Literature (Opens in a new window).

access to the museum

Public transport

You do not need a car to visit us. For bus trips to Eastwood High Street, hop on the Rainbow One (Opens in a new window) from Nottingham or the Black Cat (Opens in a new window) from Derby. Is this information still correct? Langley Mill train station is only 1.5 miles away.

Parking lot

There are several paid car parks in Eastwood, the closest being Scargill Walk. All Broxtowe Council car parks in Eastwood offer one hour of free parking, provided you get a parking ticket. View all Eastwood car parks.

disabled access

Our charming historic building has some access limitations. Due to Grade II listed building restrictions, there is no lift or wheelchair access to the upper floors. If you are unable to use the stairs, we can provide digital access tours downstairs.

There is also low level (gas) lighting in the historic rooms and the rooms themselves are small.

Please contact us with any questions and we will do our best to help.


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