D H Lawrence by Andrew Nicholson


The D. H. Lawrence Birthplace Museum

Visits to the Birthplace Museum at 8a Victoria Street are by timed tours where visitors can learn about family life in the mining community which shaped Lawrence's formative years, see rooms where the family lived and view personal items and some of Lawrence's original watercolours.

The D. H. Lawrence Heritage Centre
The D. H. Lawrence Heritage Centre

D.H. Lawrence Heritage Centre

The D.H. Lawrence Heritage Centre on Mansfield Road, Eastwood, houses exhibitions and artefacts about the writer's life, and hosts an annual programme of events. Please note that the Heritage Centre will close at the end of March 2016.

28 Garden Road, Eastwood

The Lawrence family lived here from 1887-1891 when it was known as 57, The Breech and a fictionalised account of it appears in Sons and Lovers as ‘The Bottoms’. The ground floor of the house has been restored in a style appropriate for the late 19th century and is open by appointment: the upper floors have been converted into a holiday cottage (further information is available here: www.smoothhound.co.uk/hotels/sonsandlovers.html).

There are some photographs of the house on Tony Shaw’s blog.