Lutterworth Museum

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Lutterworth Museum
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Marie M
Leicester, UK2 contributions
Quick visit with 6 and 7 year old boys.
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
It may be small, but it's full of history
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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BigAlNorthampton
England, UK248 contributions
Small and compact but interesting
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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samcolt83
Leicester, UK5 contributions
small but perfectly formed
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
Disappointed.
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
Very good and intetestinv
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
Very interesting just wish it was bigger
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, UK194 contributions
Flown in a jet aircraft?Read parts of the Bible?It all started here!
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
Great treasure chest
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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Ron W
Lutterworth, UK36 contributions
A part of history
Mar 2016 • Friends
Excellent museum with friendly and informative conversation. Best time to go is when the Frank Whittle society have their open days.
Written June 28, 2016
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