Woodhall Spa’s Cottage Museum to reveal some of its secrets

The Cottage Museum in Woodhall Spa
The Cottage Museum in Woodhall Spa

The Cottage Museum in Woodhall Spa will throw open its doors tomorrow (Thursday) to reveal some hidden secrets and mysteries.

The museum’s collection includes a host of items which are treasures, not for their monetary value but for the stories they can tell and the information they provide about people in the past and how they lived and worked.

The collection includes a model of the Victoria Hotel made by John Wield, who lived in the building which now houses the museum.

Mr Wield and his wife Asenath moved into the bungalow in 1887 where they lived for many years.

They developed a thriving business bath-chair business which transported patients to the Spa and visitors around the village to various other destinations, which no doubt included the station and the Victoria Hotel.

The museum building itself is a treasure, as it is an early surviving example of a corrugated iron building and offers a glimpse into everyday life at a time when the Spa was thriving.

The Museum collection also features some intriguing artefacts, some of which are ‘mystery’ objects which continue to divide opinion among experts.

They include a wealth of interesting images, including glass slides, and maps of the local area.

Visitors are welcome at the museum’s Community Room tomorrow from 10am to see the exciting display of artefacts, Volunteers from the collections team will be on duty. Details from 01526 353455.