Museum Volunteers’ Special Day

On His Majesty’s 75th birthday last November we reported the very happy news that individuals and groups volunteering at Ruddington’s Framework Knitters’ Museum (FWK) had been awarded the prestigious King’s Award for Voluntary Service. This is the highest Royal accolade a local voluntary group can receive in the UK, and is equivalent to an MBE. FWK was one of 262 local charities, social enterprises and voluntary groups to receive our new King’s first awards in 2023. Their work, along with others from across the UK, aims to remind us about all the…

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May’s Mayday Farewell

Residents and visitors who flocked to enjoy Ruddington Parish Council’s ‘Merry Monday’ event on The Green this week might not have realised it was also their last chance to see perhaps our village’s most famous vintage vehicle in action (on location above). After almost a decade serving barista coffee to Ruddington and beyond out of their converted 1965 VW Split Screen Campervan, owners of The Split Screen Food & Drink Company have revealed they’re putting ‘May’ up for sale. They say the decision to sell their iconic vehicle comes after careful consideration of various…

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Volunteer Art Exhibition at FWKM Chapel

Free entry to the Volunteer Art Exhibition at the Framework Knitters’ Museum Chapel, which runs from the start of this month to Thursday 18th April, during the museum’s usual opening times. Please note: If you’re planning to go weekdays, do email office@fwk.org.uk to check what’s on, because the Chapel may have other activities taking place, given it is a multi-hire space. At the award winning museum, its cafe at Parker’s Yard, run by The Split Screen Food & Drink Co, will be open. See the FWKM website for more information >>HERE<<. Disclaimer: RUDDINGTON.info…

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FWKM Bunny Hunt

Join the Bunny Hunt at the Framework Knitters’ Museum (FWKM) on Saturday 30th March from 12-noon to 3pm at Chapel Street in the village. It’s £3 per  child – they can expect a knitted nest with chocolate eggs and there’ll be craft activities at the award winning museum in Ruddington. FWKM cafe is at Parker’s Yard, run by The Split Screen Food & Drink Co, and will be open. See the FWKM website for opening times >>HERE<<. Disclaimer: RUDDINGTON.info publishes all diary events in good faith and can’t be held responsible…

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Volunteer Art Exhibition at FWKM Chapel

Free entry to the Volunteer Art Exhibition at the Framework Knitters’ Museum Chapel, which runs from Monday 1st April to Thursday 18th April, during the museum’s usual opening times. Please note: If you’re planning to go weekdays, do email office@fwk.org.uk to check what’s on, because the Chapel may have other activities taking place, given it is a multi-hire space. At the award winning museum, its cafe at Parker’s Yard, run by The Split Screen Food & Drink Co, will be open. See the FWKM website for more information >>HERE<<. Disclaimer: RUDDINGTON.info publishes all…

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Penguin Spotters Wanted!

We’d expect no less from our nationally famous Ruddington Yarn Bombers than to adorn our village in amazing, festive style at this time of year. However, the Yarn Ninjas’ Christmas creations this time around have surpassed even previous standards – including giving the kids something fun to do between now and the end of this month.  Called the ‘Pesky Penguins Trail’, youngsters are invited to see how many of the little black and white knitted birds – in various attire – they can find lurking in different locations around Ruddington.…

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Traditional Victorian Christmas

Free entry to enjoy a couple of hours of a ‘Traditional Victorian Christmas‘ at the award winning Framework Knitters’ Museum on Thursday 30th November from 5pm. See a candlelit museum which hosts children’s activities along with hot roasted chestnuts and a tombola. Ruddington Community Choir will be there at this annual seasonal event for friends and family to get together. The museum’s cafe Parker’s Yard, run by The Split Screen Food & Drink Co, will be open from 5pm to 9pm. Get into the FKM festive spirit at Chapel Street in…

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Museum Volunteers’ Accolade from The King!

It’s been revealed that individuals and groups volunteering at Ruddington’s Framework Knitters’ Museum (FWK) have been awarded the prestigious King’s Award for Voluntary Service 2023. Announced on His Majesty’s 75th Birthday today (14th November 2023), it is the highest Royal accolade a local voluntary group can receive in the UK, and is equivalent to an MBE. FWK is one of 262 local charities, social enterprises and voluntary groups to receive our new King’s first awards this year. Their work, along with others from across the UK, aims to remind us about…

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Ruddington Yarn Ninjas ‘Creativity Unwrapped’!

See in action the infamous Ruddington Yarn Bombers at a FREE event between 1pm and 3pm on Sunday 10th September – as part of Heritage Week – at The Framework Knitters’ Museum Parker’s Yard. The museum says: “we are opening up our Chapel doors this Sunday to celebrate the theme “creativity unwrapped.” Not only will the Yarn Ninjas incredible colourful displays be on show, but they will be free to answer any questions you have about their amazing creations and new found fame.” Drop in and find out what inspires these creatives, like…

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Ruddington Museum Becomes New Travellers’ Choice

The Framework Knitters’ Museum on Chapel Street has just gained an international accolade – a TripAdvisor ‘Travelers’ Choice Award’ for 2023! Each year the travel comparison website recognises favourite attractions around the world, based on reviews and ratings collected over the past year. These TripAdvisor reviews have elevated our museum into the top 10% of visitor attractions worldwide. The preserved Ruddington heritage site one of very few places left in the country where you’ll find the working and living conditions of the once large framework knitting industry. Sarah Godfrey, creative and…

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