Cottage Museum Woodhall Spa
Explore the small and unique Cottage Museum which is packed with intriguing stories and exciting displays about Woodhall Spa and the Wield family who lived in the building from 1887 until the 1960’s. The Museum is housed in a rare surviving example of a bungalow constructed of corrugated iron on a wooden frame and erected in the late nineteenth century.
Relax in the Wield family living room and play period games, investigate fascinating facts about the rapid development of Woodhall into a fashionable place to visit and discover what Woodhall looked like in times gone by watching our ‘Magic Lantern Show’. The Museum includes displays relating to recent times and hosts a temporary exhibition programme.
The Museum is a registered charity run by volunteers. It has been open for over 26 years and is dedicated to preserving, displaying and promoting the heritage of Woodhall Spa from its beginnings to the present day.
We have a lively and diverse programme of events planned for 2014 and we look forward very much to welcoming you to our much loved Museum.
Cottage Museum receives Award for Excellence
The Cottage Museum received the prestigious Award for Excellence at the bi-annual Lincolnshire Heritage Award Ceremony which took place at Gainsborough Old Hall on the 10th July 2014. The museum was also highly commended for the Inspiration award category for their submission ‘The Future of Woodhall Spa Museum.
The awards celebrate the work taking place in museums, historic houses and heritage sites across the county. This year the entries were judged by David Sleight (Dean of Public Engagement, University of Lincoln, Emma Tatlow (Visit Lincoln Partnership Manager) and Steve LeMottee (Executive Director of East Midland Museum Service).
The Cottage Museum recently underwent a significant redevelopment supported by funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund.
Jackie Goodall, who played a key role in the redevelopment and is closely involved with a variety of heritage initiatives, was presented with an award to acknowledge her ‘outstanding contribution to Lincolnshire Heritage’
Current projects include:
Combined Wartime Woodhall Committee and Cottage Museum partnership
This project asking the community for their memories, knowledge, letters, medals, memorabilia of Woodhall’s fallen 1914-18. The exhibition which features local memorials is now open and will run until the end of August 2014 in the Cottage Museum.
For more information – HERE>>>
An Exhibition and Commemorative evening in partnership with the U3A on October 18th 2014
Operation Market Garden – 1st Airlanding Brigade 70th anniversary commemoration September 6th 2014 HERE>>>
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