Attraction in Eastwood

D H Lawrence Heritage, Eastwood, Nottinghamshire

D H Lawrence Heritage
Durban House Heritage Centre
Mansfield Road


NG16 3DZ
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Step back in time to the D.H. Lawrence Birthplace Museum, an ordinary Victorian working-class home, with extraordinary links to Nottinghamshire’s most famous literary son, D.H. Lawrence.

Born into humble beginnings at 8a Victoria Street in 1885, Lawrence developed into a bold and highly experimental writer, revolutionizing modern fiction with his frank portrayals of sexual encounters placed alongside vivid descriptions of the beautiful surrounding countryside, then under threat by rapid industrialization.

Take a guided tour of the D.H. Lawrence Birthplace Museum, feel the warmth of the roaring fire and hear the tales of the family members and local community who inspired, influenced, and nurtured a sickly child into the now infamous literary legend. And did you know that Lawrence was also an artist? Visit our exhibition, which houses several of Lawrence’s original watercolours along with many other items of significance to Lawrence.

To compliment you visit to the Birthplace Museum, you can take a stroll along the Blue Line Trail, a self-guided walk linking local sites significant to D.H. Lawrence, and take in the country views and atmosphere of the small town of Eastwood. If you work up an appetite, why not head to the White Peacock café across the road from the Birthplace Museum, for a locally sourced lunch.

Please note all tours at the D.H. Lawrence Birthplace museum are by timed entry and subject to availability, so booking in advance is advised. Please call 0115 9173824. Family friendly, education and group tours are available on request. Or why not try our popular tour & Lunch packages? Call for details and to book your place.

Months Open: All year (closed Christmas to January), Tuesday to Saturday 1000-1600.
Museum Tours start from 11.00
Groups/Parties Welcome: Yes - Please pre-book
Admission Price: Adults: £5.00, Junior: £3.50, Under 5’s FREE
Gift Shop: Yes
Catering: Local cafes available nearby


Nearest UK Airport: East Midlands
Groups/Parties Welcome: Yes
Discount for Groups: Yes
Coach Parking: Yes
Car Parking: Yes
Conference Facilities: Yes
Gift Shop: Yes
Catering: Bistro

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