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Wigston Framework Knitters Museum is a Master Hosier’s house with a two story Victorian frameshop in the garden. The house dates from the last years of the seventeenth century and shows signs of various alterations. At the rear is a cobbled yard and a water pump. A two storey workshop extension has been added to the rear of the house.
The brick floor of an earlier frame shop can be seen in the garden; not unusual for this part of Leicestershire, with its long tradition of worsted knitting. The museum is unique, because when the last master hosier, Edgar Carter died in 1952, the workshop was locked and left. Inside on the ground floor were eight hand frames for making gloves, mitts and fancy ribbed tops for golf hose, together with all the moulds and tools associated with each machine.There is a large garden, well stocked with flowers, shrubs and fruit trees. The
(light refreshments available) and small shop complete the museum
The Wigston Framework Knitting Museum is recruiting volunteers to fulfil various roles within the museum. This can range from meeting and guiding visitors, general maintenance and housekeeping to demonstrating machines.
If you would like to help keep this little museum running and meet other people with an interest in social or industrial history, then this is an ideal opportunity.
Full support and training will be given.
Contact: Bill Boulter
Tel: 07977 169440
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The Secret Garden at Wigston
Framework Knitters Museum
What are you doing on Wednesday afternoons between 2pm and 4pm?
We invite you to bring a picnic to our Victorian walled garden. Come and see this amazing garden while you have your picnic or just bring a book and relax in the tranquil surroundings. You will not believe what lies behind the house!
No need to book, just turn up, small charge of £1.50 per adult, children free. Entrance fee goes towards replanting the garden.
Further information ring Chris Huscroft 07814042889
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Please note we have had to cease opening on Tuesday afternoons due to health and safety concerns. Tuesdays is normally a gardening and maintenance day and we just cannot take any risks whilst tools and sharp objects are in use. Sorry.