Wigston Framework
Knitters Museum
 
42-44 Bushloe End,
Wigston,
Leicestershire,
LE18 2BA
 
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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 inside the Yarn Room; 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
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Yarn Room
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(light refreshments available) and small shop complete the museum
 
 
 
 
 
VOLUNTEERS WANTED
 
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
email: [email protected]
 
 
 
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Special Occasion? Afternoon Treat?
Spend a summer's afternoon at the
Framework Knitters Museum
 
Every Wednesday Afternoon During June,
July and August 2022!
Starting at 2pm
Tour of the Victorian house and workshop
Followed by a beautiful Afternoon Tea
in the Victorian Parlour
Finish off by relaxing in the stunning secret garden
 
Only £14.95 Per Person!!
No more than 4 persons per party
 
Afternoon Tea Menu:
Choice of sandwiches: Salmon & Cucumber, Cheese & Pickle, Egg & Cress
Selection of cakes, all served with hot and cold drinks
(Sorry we are unable to provide gluten free options and food may contain nuts)
 
BOOKINGS ONLY: With a £5 deposit, payable by cheque or bank transfer
E-Mail: [email protected]
Telephone: 07977 169440
Wigston Framework Knitters Museum
With It's
HIDDEN GARDEN 2022!
Open every Sunday afternoon!
Refreshments Available 2-5pm
42/44 Bushloe End, Wigston
 
Prices: Adults £4.00   Children £2.00
Family Ticket £10.00 Students £2
GARDEN ONLY £1.50