Historic Places/Rugs

This page is a result of contributions from our members and was compiled through the private site available after you join TIGHR. The information posted will allow viewers to plan trips to destinations with hooked items in their collections. It is ever changing so bookmark this page to return to as you plan a trip. We encourage you to contact the venue ahead of time to find out what is on public view, or to arrange a visit to the archives to view a specific item.


Tumbarumba Rug

 Pioneer Women’s Hut Museum

On Glenroy Heritage Reserve which covers 30 acres of natural bush and grassland in the foothills of the Snowy Mountains.  It is set in rolling farmland views of grazing sheep and a nearby trout stream. Tearooms (cafe) and Craft Shop.  They have a dozen or so “old rugs” and they are also the home of the Quilt Registry in Australia.  This is a museum of lifestyle and making a living in the early days, 1920s to 1950s, and a look into farm activities and pastimes of early Australians.  www.PioneerWomensHut.com


Royal BC Museum, twined rugs; Emily Carr’s hooked rugs (in collection); 675 Belleville St, Victoria, BC royalbcmuseum.bc.ca

The Museum of the Hooked Rug and Home Life, featuring the Elizabeth LeFort Gallery, is located in Cheticamp, Nova Scotia. (Many rugs.)  In addition to its wonderful collection of hooked rugs, it showcases hundreds of antiquities reflecting daily life during the settlement of Cheticamp.   #902-224-2642 for information. http://www.lestroispignons.com/troispignons/en/hooked_rug.html

The Roosevelt Campobello International Park in the Province of New Brunswick, Canada.  It is open for visitors beginning with the Saturday before US Memorial Day to US Columbus Day.  Call #506-752-2922 for information.   http://www.fdr.net/


Nabeshima, Saga Western Japan
This link was submitted by our member, Kanon Kimura, and it illustrates Japan’s 300 years of rugmaking based on Chinese techniques.  Although the site is in Japanese script, just click on each side bar button for visuals which infer this legacy quite clearly.  http://www.nabeshimadantsu.jp/home.html



American Museum, Claverton Manor, Claverton, Bath
www.AmericanMuseum.org The only museum of American decorative and folk art outside of the USA, exhibiting a variety of hooked and prodded rugs.

Ashford Borough Museum
The “tapestry” by Lois Blackburn 1993/4 used local materials as teaching tool about recycling. The Churchyard, Ashford, Kent, IK TN23 1QG www.ashfordmuseum.co.uk

Beamish, The North of England Open Air Museum
Beamish, County Durham DH9 ORG England Tel: +44 (0) 191 370 4000   www.beamish.org.uk   Beamish is the permanent home of hundreds of hooked rugs, tools, historic patterns and all sorts of other items associated with the making of hand hooked rugs. While most of these items are safely tucked away in the museum’s archives, they are available for study by special arrangement with the museum. Visitors are always welcome to visit the Francis Street pit cottages to see volunteers making prodded and hooked rugs just as they were made over 100 years ago.


see separate page…. Historic Places/Rugs USA

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