Welcome to the Cottage Museum’s website. A video will play above giving a quick overview of the Museum’s background. You can navigate the site using the links at the top of the page, and additional pages on historical background and other topics can be found on the right hand side bar.
- NOW OPEN FOR 2013 May 1, 2013
The Cottage Museum is now open for the first time since our redevelopment grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund! Come along and discover our new community room and community archives in the new buildings. Find our about the people and history of Woodhall Spa using our new displays. Open daily 10.30-16.30.
- Museum Opening Time for 2013 April 3, 2013
We’re pleased to announce that the redeveloped Cottage Museum will be open to the public in early May – stay tuned for more details and an exact date. The Tourist Information Centre is open in the meantime from the usual hours of 10.30am to 4.30pm. We look forward to seeing you there!
- Happy New Year! Upcoming events in 2013.. January 9, 2013
We hope you all had a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! 2013 is an exciting time for the Cottage Museum as we will be greeting the tourist season with our redevelopment of both the main Museum building and the outbuildings – stay tuned for more details including an opening date!
Exciting brand new schools and outreach sessions have been developed at the museum and are available to schools on the following dates in 2013-2014:
24th September to 18th October 2013
28th October to 5th December 2013
6th January to 13th February 2014
25th February to 3rd April 2014
22nd April to 22nd May 2014
3rd June to 24th July 2014
Our fantastic family learning activities have something from everyone. Aimed at children between 4-11 years old, these sessions are as much fun for adults as children. Come along and get messy at these free drop in sessions between 11.00-15.00 on the following dates:
May half term – 29th May 2012
Aug Summer Holidays – 7th, 14th, 21th and 28th August 2013
Oct half term – 23rd October 2013
Christmas activities – Sat 23rd and 30th Nov 2013
We look forward to seeing you there!!!
- Evacuees Research April 3, 2012
The Woodhall Spa Cottage Museum is conducting research into World War Two evacuees who were evacuated to Woodhall Spa. If anyone has any memories of that time or any other information, please contact the Museum to share your World War Two evacuee memories. Additionally, any historical documents pertaining to evacuation time would be welcomed too.
- Opening at Easter March 19, 2012
The Cottage Museum will be open this year from early April in time for Good Friday. If it’s your first time visiting, the history of the village, the bungalow itself and the wartime years awaits you. If you’ve been before, the displays have been updated, so come and visit again! We will of course have the media centre up and running which allows visitors to watch both archived and modern videos pertaining to Woodhall’s heritage.
We also bring news that the Museum has been awarded a grant of £677,600 from the Heritage Lottery Fund, which will go towards renovating the buildings and funding future heritage activities. This achievement makes the Museum’s prospects in 2012/2013 very exciting, and thanks must go to the development team who put in a staggering amount of work to get us to where we are at the moment.
You can download the press release in Microsoft Word .doc format here: Woodhall HLF Round 2 Grant press release