The Cottage Museum in Woodhall Spa will be opening its doors to the public on Friday May 3rd, following a complete refurbishment made possible by a substantial grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund. As well as the work to repair/replace the fabric of the rare Victorian corrugated iron bungalow and install improved insulation, central heating etc. the grant has also enabled the old dilapidated outbuildings to be redeveloped to provide a Community Meeting Room, Community Archive, Temperature Controlled Artefacts Store and a General Store area.
The Community Archive, which receives additional support from Lincolnshire County Council, will be available to anyone who would like to research the museum’s collections and archives including over 6,000 photographic images. The Community Room as well as providing space for various museum activities
and events will also be available for hire for meetings etc.
The museum displays have been completely redesigned with much for all the family to enjoy from interactive exhibits to family activities to be held throughout the year. The development of the outbuildings has enabled additional rooms to be available in the museum for displays. The rooms are laid out to provide A Magic Lantern Room, Spa Town History, a Wield Family room, Woodhall Life, The War Years and a room set aside for temporary exhibitions. The museum continues its partnership with ELDC’s Tourist Information which will now be sited in our visitor reception area at the rear of the Bungalow, which will also house our small retail area.
The Museum will be open from 10.30 to 4.30 pm every day from April 20 th until 27th October and thenSaturdays and Sundays through November. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org or Tel: 01526 353775