Last chance to see Mapping Woodhall!

There are only a few days left to catch the current exhibition at the wonderful Cottage Museum in Woodhall Spa. ‘Mapping Woodhall’ closes on the 20th June so if you are interested in maps, the development of Woodhall Spa or John Wield who lived in the bungalow which now houses the Museum, then don’t miss this small but intriguing special display.

John Wield was born in 1877 and died at the age of 87. He photographed and sketched an abundance of scenes and people in and around Woodhall Spa and his legacy is a valuable resource for the future. Included in the exhibition are some early sketches of maps and scenes, produced by John Wield which serve to show how rapidly the area has changed.

wield sketch railway

The exhibition includes a selection of maps which depict the changes which took place within Woodhall as a result of the development of the Spa and the local area.

Also on display are some recently conserved sections of the 1778 Armstrong Map of Lincolnshire. The map is in eight sections and was in need of conservation. A successful funding application to the AIM and Pilgrim Trust Conservation Grant Scheme in 2010 secured funding to conserve the map. Sections of the map are on display alongside facsimilies of the whole map which you can investigate and discover for yourself what Lincolnshire looked like in the late eighteenth century!

So come along to Cottage Museum, enjoy the exhibition and explore the Bungalow where the Wield family lived. The Cottage Museum underwent a major refurbishment last year which was supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

The Cottage Museum is open every day from 10.30am – 4.30pm with the last entry at 4.00pm. Admission is £2.00 with children under 12 free.

We look forward to welcoming you!


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