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Bassetlaw Museum

Venue and Performance Access Information

Bassetlaw Museum

Made By Katie Green is committed to inclusive practice. We endeavour to make all our events as accessible as possible. If you have any access or mobility requirements, or have difficulty standing for extended periods of time, please contact us in advance so that we can advise you on access and make the best arrangements for your visit.

We hope that the following information will provide all the details you might need to know about accessing our performance, hosted in this unusual setting.

Access Contact

Contact our Director, Katie Green, for any additional information. 

Phone or text: 07801 969943 

Email: katie@imaginationmuseum.co.uk 

Katie aims to respond to all enquiries within 2 working days.

Venue Details

Bassetlaw Museum’s collection is housed in Amcott House, a Georgian town house retaining many of its original features and now restored to its former glory. The house and grounds are a treasure trove of fascinating objects, telling the stories of North Nottinghamshire from its earliest people to the present day. There are regular events and exhibitions throughout the year. 

Address: Bassetlaw Museum, Amcott House, 40 Grove Street, Retford, DN22 6LD 

Bassetlaw Museum have some accessibility notes available to view on their website - http://bassetlawmuseum.org.uk/?page_id=35 .

This pack covers much of this information as well as additional notes specifically for the performance. 

Additional information specifically about Bassetlaw Museum can be found on their website: http://bassetlawmuseum.org.uk/ 

The ground floor of the museum, the Percy Laws Gallery and the Rural Heritage Centre are all accessible for wheelchair users and are on the same level. 

 Amcott House is a grade II listed building, and therefore the museum has been unable to install a lift. This means access to the first floor gallery is by stairs only, and therefore we will be focusing our performances on the ground floor level of the building and the garden (weather-permitting). 

 Additional facilities: 

  • Gift shop. Browse a range of local history books, postcards and gifts. 
  • Toilets including accessible toilets. 
  • Baby changing facilities. 
  • Breastfeeding friendly. 
  • There is no café on site, but you are welcome to bring a picnic and enjoy it in the garden. Please note that food and drink is not permitted in the galleries. 
  • Dogs are welcome on leads.

Bookable Access Facilities

Please note that our performances at Bassetlaw Museum on the 31st August 2019 are free to attend, therefore there is no need to reserve tickets if you need a personal assistant / support worker to accompany you.

There is disabled parking available. Blue badge holders can use designated on road parking outside the museum for a whole day.

Contact our Director, Katie Green, for any additional information.
Phone or text: 07801 969943
Email: katie@imaginationmuseum.co.uk

Travel Guide

There is travel information available via the Bassetlaw Museum website: http://bassetlawmuseum.org.uk/?page_id=35

The Museum is located on Grove Street, Retford, a short walk from the Market Square.

Retford is well served by road and public transport.


There is a regular bus service from Doncaster (service DS or 29), Gainsborough (service 95, 97 or 195) and Worksop (service 450). The bus station is a 5 minute walk from the museum. More information about the bus station, which has accessible toilets, digital bus information screens and a café, can be found here: https://www.nottinghamshire.gov.uk/transport/public-transport/bus-stations/retford-bus-station


The nearest mainline station is Retford (5 minutes drive, 18 minutes walk from Bassetlaw Museum). Retford is conveniently placed on the East Coast Main Line (https://www.lner.co.uk/), with connections to London, Sheffield and Lincoln.

For train times, contact the National Rail Enquiry line on 08457 484950 or visit www.nationalrail.co.uk

More information about Retford Train Station can be found here: https://www.nationalrail.co.uk/stations_destinations/RET.aspx


Car parking is restricted to 30 minutes outside the museum.

Blue badge holders can use designated on road parking for a whole day.

The nearest pay and display long stay car parks are located on Chapelgate (DN22 6PL), New Street (DN22 6EA) and Churchgate (DN22 6PA).

Drop off / pick-ups can be made by taxi outside the museum.

Arrival Guide

Venue opening times
Bassetlaw Museum is open Monday - Saturday from 10am to 4.45pm.

Arriving at the venue
On arrival, you will enter Bassetlaw Museum directly from the street. The performance will begin in the foyer area of the museum, so please gather there shortly before each performance time.

Access contact on site
Should you need to speak to one of us prior to the performance start, please ask at the ticket desk for Katie Green.

Arrival times
You are advised to arrive no later than 15 minutes prior to your selected performance time (11.30, 1 and 3pm).

Please note that the performance is about 40 minutes in duration with no interval. After the performance there will be craft workshops available in the ground floor education room at the gallery.

Access to the performance

At this time, we are not able to offer Audio Enhancement such as loops, intra red or mobile connect systems / British Sign Language / Captioning / Audio Description / Relaxed Performances – however this is something we are looking to explore for future performances. Should you have any feedback on this, please do get in contact. 


Dogs on leads with careful owners are welcome at all times.


The performance in underscored by recorded music throughout. If you would like any further information on this, or copies of the soundtrack in advance, please contact us.

General Information

The performances will take place both inside and outside the museum (weather-permitting). Please dress appropriately to be inside and outside.

This is a promenade performance, watching sections of dance at different places moving through the museum and into the garden. It is approximately 40 minutes in duration with no interval and we ask our audiences to stand and walk throughout. Should you need to bring a fold-up seat with you to access the performance, you are welcome to do so, but please inform us on arrival so that we can assist you as required to ensure best sight lines and to inform you of longer sections, where it is most appropriate to sit (all sections are no longer than 6 minutes in duration), before walking to the next section.

Before the performance, the 3 performers will welcome you to the museum and give you a Boarding Card with a bit more information about the performance and the Imagination Museum project. Please do contact us in advance if you will need a copy of this information in a larger font.

Venue and Performance Access Information - Bassetlaw Museum

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