Woodhall Spa Past and Present – Houses and Homes

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The Cottage Museum has re-opened for the 2015 season with a new temporary exhibition called ‘Past and Present – Houses and Homes’. The display draws on a selection of wonderfully evocative images of Victorian and Edwardian houses and homes in the village, and compares them with how the same buildings look today. 

The Cottage Museum has an extensive collection of photographs, many of which were taken by John Wield who lived in the bungalow for many years. The images are a valuable record and provide a wealth of information about the people who lived and worked in the locality. The images include scenes of buildings, people and everyday activities that took place in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. It is a rich resource and helps bring to life what it would have been like to live in Woodhall Spa and the vicinity in times gone by.

This exciting new exhibition includes a variety of images and you may recognise a much loved scene or house. If you see an image in the display which you would like, there is the welcome opportunity to purchase a copy, either as a digital image or a hard copy.  

Alongside the display of images is a collection of everyday nineteenth and twentieth century household objects. Come along and see how many you can identify and if you know what they were all used for, some may bring back happy memories of times gone by!!!

The Past and Present- Houses and Homes’ exhibition runs until the 7th June and is open every day from 10.30am-4.00pm. Normal museum admission charges apply. 

We look forward to welcoming you. 

The current Activity Programme is supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund as part of the Museum redevelopment project. If you have any queries about events or activities, please contact the Tourist Information Office located in the Museum 01526 353775 or the Museum Office 01526 353456

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