This is a one-off opportunity to see a pop-up exhibition recalling the life of Norman Nicholson, in the very place where he forged an international literary reputation, earning him the OBE, the Queen’s Gold Medal for Poetry, and lasting stature as a writer who foresaw many of the issues which trouble us all today – environmental  threats, over-intensive farming, and social disfunction. This three-storey Victorian terraced house in the centre of Millom is also the place where Norman’s father Joseph ran a tailor’s business from the front of the premises while Norman and the rest of the family lived behind and above the shop. On show will be items which belonged to Nicholson, artistic representations of his work, historic photographs, and a sculpture of Nicholson by the celebrated sculptor Josefina de Vasconcellos. Visitors will also hear audio recordings of Nicholson’s poetry being read by the poet himself, in the very place where he composed it.  The house is currently in private ownership and we are grateful to the owner for facilitating this event. For safety and insurance reasons, only the ground floor will be accessible on this occasion. 

For more information, please visit Events | Heritage Open Days

Saturday 17th September 11.00am – 4.00pm

14 St George’s Terrace,


LA18 4DB