Museum reopens

Woodhall Spa's Cottage Museum EMN-141104-153416001
Woodhall Spa's Cottage Museum EMN-141104-153416001
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Woodhall Spa Cottage Museum opens its doors for the 2014 season this Friday, complete with updated displays.

If you visited last year to see the newly-refurbished building you might be forgiven for thinking you have seen it all - this is not the case as the displays have been changed and updated to show off a wider range of artefacts in the museum’s collection.

The glass cabinets have been dressed with items that Azenath Wield may have used during the decades when the museum was the Wield family home from the end of the 19th century until 1970.

There are examples of glass, china and home ware which reflect the changes in fashions during this time.

There is also a display of ladies and children’s clothes from the 1920s onwards, plus samples of handcrafts that were very popular including tatting, hairpin work and netting.

The Temporary Display Room at the museum will be dedicated to maps.

The 1778 Captain Armstrong map of Lincolnshire which has been away for conservation for the last two and a half years has been returned in its eight parts.

A Kelly’s map of Lincolnshire showing the railways will be shown as will John Wield’s plans of the development of Woodhall Spa from 1820 through to 1913.

A special activity is being run for children in the first two weeks.

Called ‘The Spring Pest Control’ it makes a change from an Easter Egg Hunt and children will be rewarded for finding pests.

It runs from April 18 until May 5 between 10.30am and 4pm.

The Museum will be open every day until the end of October between 10.30am and 4pm. Admission costs £2.