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Collection Summary

Collection Title
Science and Industry Collection
Unique Identifier
The collection includes objects relating to the local industries of hosiery (including machinery) and boot and shoe manufacture.
Star Item(s)
Stocking-frame, circa 1740.
Local significance
Date range of collection
Accumulation Dates
Suggested Audience
Not Specific
Associated People or Organisations
Associated Times

Location Details

Hinckley and District Museum
Lower Bond Street,Framework Knitters Cottages Hinckley Leicestershire LE10 1QU United Kingdom
Open Map
01455 251218
Visiting Information
See website for opening hours.
Access is difficult for disabled people because of several steps into and inside the building.
Building Information
The museum is housed in a row of restored thatched cottages from the mid-seventeenth century once used for framework knitting. The garden is planted with traditional cottage garden plants.
Collections Overview
The collections cover the local history of the Hinckley district of Leicestershire.
Display Overview
The displays aim to provide a social history of the town and surrounding area.
Star Objects
Stocking-frame, circa 1740.
For details of other collections held at the same location: See the location record

Additional Collection Information

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Management Information (Type)
  • Museum.
Collection Owner(s)
Collection Creator(s)
Collection Collector(s)
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Associated Collection(s)

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