Lutterworth Museum
Lutterworth Museum
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  • Richard Nunn
    3 contributions
    Lutterworth Museum Now Open
    Lutterworth museum reopened its doors on 6th October 2022. It is at a new location in the centre of Lutterworth, at a building called "High Point" immediately to the left of the Shambles public house. The museum has been completely refreshed, with a complete refit of all new cabinets along with brand new audio / visual presentations. Opening hors are Thursday to Sunday inclusive, between the hours of 10am and 3pm.
    Written December 4, 2022
  • GrahamUK33
    Hinckley, United Kingdom382 contributions
    Great little museum, worth a visit
    We arrived at the museum and found they were holding an archaeological event on showing what has been found around the local area. The people exhibiting were very friendly and informative on their finds. There is a 16 foot long model railway showing what Lutterworth railway station used to look like. This is a working model, once you have press a button in the trains move for a few minutes. A bit further along the corridor to our amazement you enter the museum, the archaeological event was just outside the museum. The museum is quite small being in one room, but it has a lot of items of interest and the staff are really friendly. Unfortunately we arrived a bit too late and only had time for a quick look around. We will go back another time to spend longer looking at the items on the museum as it look a little gem. Just a thought - On the way back home I noticed that the local Police Station was up for sale, I thought this would be a great place for the museum to be located, it would also save the old building from being demolished.
    Glad you enjoyed the museum Graham. Please do return. We have Whittle Day coming up on May 21st (see another response for details) and A Commemoration Day to mark 50 years since the closure of the Great Central Railway on Sat Sept 3rd. I wish we could be in the old Police Station and we have explored the possibility, but its listed status means we could not adapt the inside to provide an effective exhibition space. WE are very sorry not to be there.
    Written April 26, 2016
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    Traveled as a couple
    Written July 27, 2015
  • KAZAKH2013
    Southam, United Kingdom1 contribution
    ‘Lutterworth Museum – a hidden gem’
    “Lutterworth is at Junc 20 on the M1. A bit away from the centre of the town, but sign-posted, is Lutterworth Museum. As a bonus it has plenty of free parking and there are no entrance charges either. It is essentially a local museum, concentrating on items that explain the history, both recent and ancient, of the town and its neighbouring villages. But, as we found out, Lutterworth has two jewels in its (modest) crown. First - it was the place where John Wycliffe was appointed Rector in the late 1370s and where he declared that the Bible should be translated into the common language of the people - English - and where he died in 1384. You should make time to visit the lovely church. Second - it was here in the late 1930s and early 1940s that Sir Frank Whittle developed the jet engine. Lutterworth could be said to have given rise to our modern world of travel. The Museum has an unrivalled collection of information, documents and knowledge about that crucial period in transport history and about Sir Frank himself. The stewards - all volunteers because this is a private museum - are friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. But for a real insight into the man and his invention, book an appointment with the manager and he will show you much more than can be displayed and tell you some wonderful stories. We were lucky to find him there when we visited. The museum has a website - go to www.lutterworthmuseum.com for more details and for opening hours We found there were places to eat and to stay in the town to suit all pockets.”
    Traveled with friends
    Written November 25, 2013
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BigAlNorthampton
England, UK248 contributions
Feb 2019 • Friends
Little bit difficult to find but later this year(2019) should be moving to a more prominent place in the town centre. Reasonable items on display centred around information about John Wycliffe ( Bible translated from Latin to English) and Frank Whittle (Jet Engine)

No admission fee. Easy adjacent parking
Written February 6, 2019
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Thank you for taking the time to post a review. We do our best with the space we have which can only show a small amount of our total archive. However, if anyone has a special request and can perhaps give us a little notice, we are always happy to facilitate that and provide access to the rest of the archive.
Written March 22, 2019
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Richard Nunn
3 contributions
Feb 2022
The Museum has recently changed location and is currently temporarily closed while the new display area is being designed and configured. It is hoped to re-open in mid 2022, however we will update through Tripadvisor when the actual date is known.

Thanks for your interest, and we hope to see you soon!
Written February 23, 2022
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Marie M
Leicester, UK2 contributions
Aug 2019 • Family
Visiting with my grandsons. They were fascinated by the aeroplane engine and the model railway. They asked Geoff loads of questions and he was really good with them telling them lots of interesting facts. Will visit again when I can have longer to look round.
Written August 27, 2019
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Joan P
Lutterworth, UK21 contributions
Aug 2019
The entrance to the Museum is tucked away within the grounds of Wycliffe House, but once you're there, it is full of pictures, items and detailed notes as to the history of Lutterworth and the part the items played during their time. Run solely by volunteers and free to enter, it really is well worth a visit to support the hard work done by everyone involved in the Museum.
Written August 18, 2019
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samcolt83
Leicester, UK5 contributions
Oct 2018 • Family
really interesting place, just a shame it is so small but a great hour out witht he kids. Loads of interesting things to look at particualrly the roman artefacts in nearby rugby. The kids found it interesting.
Written January 6, 2019
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Thank you for your positive review of our museum. As you say, it is compact and we can only display a small part of our collection. However, if you are visiting to see something in particular, and can give us a few days notice, we are happy to arrange access to the rest of the archives. We will be taking part in the Festival of Archaeology in the summer as part of the national initiative. Information will soon be available for the 2019 events
Written March 28, 2019
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iguessthisnameisokay
5 contributions
Nov 2017 • Family
I love going to museums and being a lutterworth resident I was excited to know the history of our town. The museum in itself is a huge disappointment, sure they have ALOT of interesting stuff .... however it’s in a building full of random different offices, the museum in itself is a long room at the back of this building where they have tried to cram everything inside and it looks more like a jumble sale than a museum. The staff were okay however as a young person (27) I found they were more interested in helping / talking to the older generation than actually thinking I’d want to know about things. When I did ask questions, answers were very short. The whole thing can be done in 15 minutes.... IMPROVE LUTTERWORTH MUSEUM.
Written October 13, 2018
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Hello. Thank you for your comments regarding your recent visit to the museum. I am sorry that you did not feel welcomed and included. Our volunteers are usually commended on their enthusiasm and interest in expanding on the displays to visitors of all ages and we do have a lot of school visits from which we get good feedback. Clearly this did not happen during your time there and that is disappointing. We are always looking for more volunteers to help and younger people would be most welcome to join us. Regarding the layout of the displays, as you say we have a lot of items (in fact we have several times more than on display in our store rooms) but we are lacking space to display them to their best. The layout has not been helped by the fact that a number of display cases now in the museum were in the atrium until the use of that was lost to us by the new gym being put installed. The museum was also accessed through the main entrance via the atrium which made it more welcoming and easier prior to the gym. However, the good news, as I am sure you have picked up on as a local resident, is that a brand new, purpose built museum is now on the cards nearer to the center of town. We hope that will help to address of the issues raised and we would love to welcome you back to see what you think of it when it is up and running.
Written October 27, 2018
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dollycrag2018
Leicestershire, UK5 contributions
Aug 2018 • Family
Popped in here today really interesting and kids enjoyed. Recommend for 7 and over. Really knowledgeable staff
Written August 16, 2018
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Thank you for your review dollycrag. The museum is run entirely by hard working, enthusiastic volunteers and it gives us all a great deal of pleasure to receive a review like this. We try hard to ensure everyone enjoys their visit whatever their age.
Written September 6, 2018
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barbahersh
Leicester, UK4 contributions
Aug 2018 • Family
Fab little trip out with the kids, very interesting local history just wish it was bigger, a real local gem
Written August 13, 2018
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On behalf of all the hardworking and enthusiastic volunteers I would like to thank you barbahersh for your review. We do have a lot more "stuff" that we don't have room to display. However, watch this space, as we may be able to enlarge the museum in the not too distant future and maybe have an even better position in the town.
Written September 6, 2018
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john c
Leicester, UK196 contributions
Jul 2018
Lutterworth in located 14 miles south of Leicester. The museum is presently located in Gimorton Road a short walking distance from the town centre. It is housed in a small room,bursting with local artefacts,from the Romans to the 1960's,containing Frank Whittle's first jet engine fired up a short distance away in 1938. References are made to John Wycliffe,he who lived and died here in the 14th century,converting the Bible from Latin to English. This museum will be shortly relocated in the town,where it will hopefully have more space to exhibit items and show the history of the area as well as Lutterworth's worlwide impact.With a more central location this museum will get more visitors and recognition it deserves. Volunteer staff very friendly and helpful.
Written July 27, 2018
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Thank you for your review John. As a small local museum run by hard working and enthusiastic volunteers we really do appreciate your comments. As you say we have a lot more artifacts, most kindly donated by local families that we would love to be able to display.
Written September 6, 2018
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Lodard
Leicestershire, UK24 contributions
Jul 2016 • Solo
Lovely, quaint museum. Worth looking out for. Some of the origins modern day life illustrated there.
The Bible in English and the original development of the jet engine
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Written July 16, 2016
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We're so glad you enjoyed looking round our museum. Our Sir Frank Whittle displays, including the sectioned W2/700 jet engine that powered the first jet flight, is a unique item. We have an extensive Power Jets archive to support it. John Wycliffe, who first encouraged the translation of the Bible into English, also lived - and died - here at the end of the 14th century. But lots of household items from the 19th & early 20th century too. Very nostalgic!
Written July 18, 2016
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