Why not visit our amazing, award winning museum?

If you are looking for a free place to visit, look no further. We offer free entry, free hot drink and free guided tours as well as the opportunity for the kids to dress as a miner for photographs. We have a very friendly group of volunteers as well as Fred jnr waiting to welcome you to our award winning museum.

We have models of large mining equipment, photographs, posters, signage as well as documents and maps from 1925 onwards. We also have displays of nostalgic items related to the mining communities in Nottinghamshire.

Research resources

We have resources available for research purposes, including back copies of the Mansfield CHAD as well as photographs and records from other local collieries. If this is of interest please contact us via email or telephone and we can arrange access.

Telephone: 01623871533

Email: bilsthorpe-heritage@btconnect.com


Our volunteers will be delighted to show you around the museum as well as offer a welcome cup of tea or coffee.

“A wonderful museum and what a lot of work has gone into it.”

“Wonderful visit. Guides informative, knowledgeable and very friendly.”

“Good cuppa, very good guides.”

We are entirely reliant on donations and sales of gift items , many of which are made by our helpers.

Thanks to two years of hard work by our Archivist/Funding Officer, Andrea Swallow we were awarded ‘Accreditation’ on the 5th July 2017.