Lawrence museum given thumbs-up by Arts Council

The DH Lawrence Birthplace Museum in Eastwood.
The DH Lawrence Birthplace Museum in Eastwood.

The ever-popular DH Lawrence Birthplace Museum in Eastwood has been given the official thumbs-up from the Arts Council.

It’s just the latest feather in the cap for the Victoria Street museum, which attracts thousands of visitors from across the world every year.

The Arts Council has given it full accreditation in recognition of the way the museum is managed and planned, cares for its collections and exhibits, and provides high standards of customer care for visitors and users.

Coun Shane Easom, chairman of Broxtowe Borough Council’s leisure and environment committee, said: “It is a real honour that the Arts Council has recognised the high standards and dedication that goes in to running the museum.

“I’d like to thank the team whose hard work makes the museum such a fantastic attraction, as well as all the people who continue to visit and support the museum.”

The museum is run on behalf of Broxtowe Council by Liberty Leisure Ltd. It is one of 1,800 museums across the country that are now part of the Arts Council’s accreditation scheme, setting out agreed standards.

Open from Tuesdays to Saturdays, it is the house where world-renowned writer Lawrence was born in 1885. Authentically recreated, the building is laid out in the style of a working-class miner’s house from that period, transporting visitors back in time and offering an insight into Lawrence’s life.

The council’s cultural services manager, Alex Khan, echoded the views of Coun Easom and added:

“The museum receives overwhelmingly positive reviews on the Trip Advisor website and app, as well as glowing comments in the guest book from visitors from all over the world.

“I would urge anyone to come and experience this gem of a museum.”