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Plenty of canalside walks
Tieing up at The Gate for lunch
Visit local attractions, or simply stop for a chat
Narrowboat Hire, holidays on the Chesterfield Canal
Other things to see and do
Bassetlaw museum is situated in Retford town centre in Amcott House, an 18th century town house which retains many of its original features. An art gallery was built in 1994, partly financed by the Percy Laws Memorial Fund of the Rotary Club of Retford.
Monday - Saturday 10 - 5, closed Sundays.
Disabled Access to ground floor and toilet facilities.
Admission Free.


Tapton Lock Visitor Centre
Lockoford Lane
Chesterfield
Derbyshire
S41 7JB
Tel: 01246 551 035
Admission free, call for opening hours.

Mr Straw's House
7 Blyth Grove
Worksop, Northamptonshire, S81 0JG
Tel: 01909 482380
It was actually Mr Straw's son who left this house plus £1.5m to The National Trust upon his death in 1991. When his father died in 1932, he and his brother changed nothing, and now you can experience a typically Victorian house, including memorabilia from the time and a garden.
Opening hours:
Weekdays: 11am - 4.30pm (April - November)
Saturday: 11am - 4.30pm (April - November)
Sunday: 11am - 4.30pm (April - November)
Price and booking information:
Adult £4.30, child £2.15, Family £10.75. Admission is on a timed ticket basis, which must be booked in advance, either by telephone or post (with s.a.e.).
At 4mph there is plenty of time to take in the view