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Address: Wycliffe House Gilmorton Road, Lutterworth LE17 4DY, England
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

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Great treasure chest

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 .

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed July 16, 2016
Lodard
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Leicestershire, United Kingdom
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Leicestershire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 16, 2016 via mobile

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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Thank Lodard
Wendy W, Public Relations Manager at Lutterworth Museum,, responded to this review

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... More 

Lutterworth, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 28, 2016

Excellent museum with friendly and informative conversation. Best time to go is when the Frank Whittle society have their open days.

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Hinckley, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 20, 2016

This is a very small musuem. Packed with interesting stuff about Frank Whittle, inventor of the jet engine. If you are interested in aviation then it is worth a visit, otherwise not really worth going out of your way. I enjoyed my visit but it only took half an hour to see everything. I only live 15 minutes so it... More 

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England
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23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 23, 2016

This is a lovely little museum with lots of interesting local history information and very friendly and knowledgeable staff. However, despite its small size it packs a punch with its Whittle display which now has 2 jet engines.

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Thank Arborvitae09
Wendy W, Public Relations Manager at Lutterworth Museum,, responded to this review

So glad you enjoyed your visit. Please come again soon - and please recommend our lovely museum to friends and family. We have just celebrated our 25th anniversary so we must be getting something right! More 

Lutterworth, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 25, 2016

From earliest times to the present day. John Wycliffe and Sir Frank Whittle, complete with engines - all are on display. Check opening times as it is run by volunteers.

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PatWin1935, Public Relations Manager at Lutterworth Museum,, responded to this review

So pleased you enjoyed your visit, Michael. Please come again. More 

Lutterworth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 15, 2016

A great place to visit to get a feel of the old Lutterworth. I particularly like looking through the old photographs and comparing the sights to the way they look today. The displays are changed and therefore return visits often reveal something new

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PatWin1935, Public Relations Manager at Lutterworth Museum,, responded to this review

Thank you for your positive review Graham. Our displays have changed yet again in preparation for Whittle Day on Sat May 21st (10-4) when our two new and exciting exhibits will be unveiled. One is an original Whittle jet engine, the other the fully-restored Merlin engine from a Hurricane fighter shot down during the Battle of Britain in 1941. It... More 

Lutterworth, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2015 via mobile

I went here with my boyfriend today. I decided to go as I had recently been researching the old railway that runs through Lutterworth. To my delight they had a model railway of the trains, bridges, houses etc. I now have a clear idea of what it looked like. Walking round the museum our guide explained each section(but didn't talk... More 

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Thank Lacey144
Bloomhills56, Public Relations Manager at Lutterworth Museum,, responded to this review

I'm so pleased you enjoyed your visit and that it proved relevant to your research. We are always happy to help with people's research projects if we can. The Great Central Railway model, recently refurbished by the Lutterworth Railway Society, is itself 60 years old, having been donated to the museum by the family of the man who made it.... More 

Hinckley, United Kingdom
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142 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 239 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2015

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... More 

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PatWin1935, Public Relations Manager at Lutterworth Museum,, responded to this review

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... More 

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30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 19, 2015

Don't get me wrong I'm all for small local museums but I cannot see how anybody could spend more than half an hour in this place, even if you looked at everything twice. It's a room filled with a collection of black and white photos and curio's all with a lingering smell of death. I'd give it a look if... More 

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Bloomhills56, Public Relations Manager at Lutterworth Museum,, responded to this review

I'm sorry our museum was a disappointment. Most of our visitors engage with the stewards who will expand on the exhibits with stories, anecdotes and added information (see other reviews). In addition, we have the best collection of memorabilia about Sir Frank Whittle and the development of the early jet engine in the country. He worked within 200 metres of... More 

Lutterworth, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 1, 2015

Wholly funded by voluntary subscription and staffed entirely by volunteers, this is a lovely little museum full of all sorts of things on display. The space is very limited and one suspects there's a lot in the back room which just can't be put on show. In particular, the museum hosts a vast host of memorabilia concerning Air Commodore, Sir... More 

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