The Framework Knitters Museum in Ruddington has been Nottingham Brewery’s charitable partner since 2015. The connection goes way beyond renaming the brewery-owned Bricklayers’ Arms pub “The Frame Breakers”, as back in the days of the “old” Nottingham Brewery, framework knitters the length and breadth of Nottingham would have drunk their ales. The brewery even revived one of these recipes a few years ago – the still-popular “Frame Breaker” ale – to help the museum mark its 45th anniversary.
We’ve now come up with a joint initiative to further celebrate our partnership and strengthen the existing links between Nottingham Brewery and the Framework Knitters Museum. We’re proud to announce: The Grand Museum & Brewery Tour. It’s the perfect opportunity to combine interests in history and heritage with sampling a few of the finest beverages!
At the moment, we’re just putting out feelers to find out if there’s enough interest to start running these tours. So there are no dates to put in your diary yet, although it’s likely that the first tour would take place on a weekday afternoon / evening over the summer (although weekends are a possibility). The proposed itinerary is:
- Meet at the Framework Knitters Museum on Chapel Street for a guided tour. There’ll also be the opportunity to visit the museum shop, The Textile Emporium, and the tea room.
- Walk over to The Frame Breakers for a refreshing pint, then take a minibus to Nottingham Brewery in Radford.
- After your guided tour of the brewery, you’ll be invited to enjoy a buffet and further beverages in The Plough (the Brewery Tap) before taking the bus back to Ruddington or making your own way home.
Numbers for each tour will be limited to 12, so advance booking will be required.
If this is something that interests you, please contact the Framework Knitters Museum Manager & Curator, Jim Grevatte, at firstname.lastname@example.org so we can make a note of your details. We’ll then contact you with suggested dates and prices for the first tour.
Of course, we’d d also welcome any feedback on our ideas and anything you’d like to see in addition to, or done differently from, the above itinerary!