2011 Museum Libraries Archives Council

Lutterworth & District Museum Certificate Survive and Thrive Program 

Including :- Community Engagement : Collections :Audience Development : Building on Achievements : Quality of Experience : Museum Development :Sustainability


2010  Leicestershire County Council

Leicestershire & Rutland Heritage Award Best Event Award :- To Lutterworth & District Museum, for ‘History of the World in 100 Objects – Whittle Champagne Bottle’


1995 Leicestershire  County Council 

Leicestershire County Council / Leicester Mercury Award Leicestershire Heritage Award 


1992 Village Ventures Competition

Highly Commended Certificate of Merit

1992 Museum Heritage Award

Leicestershire County Council Heritage Award for their OUTSTANDING contribution to the preservation of Leicester history


1992 Lutterworth Town Council

awarded  Lutterworth & District Museum In Recognition of outstanding service to the community of Lutterworth and surrounding area

                        MUSEUM HONOURED GUEST & VISITORS

November 2015

James May (British Television Presenter, Journalist and Top Gear Presenter)

James Daniel May was born in Bristol, England, UK. He is a journalist and television presenter who is best known as co-host of popular motoring program "Top Gear". He also writes a weekly column for "The Daily Telegraph" newspaper, as well as regular contributions to "Top Gear" magazine.

James attended Oakwood Technology College (1975-1980) and studied music at Lancaster University (1981-1983).

He began his journalism career as a sub-editor for "Autocar" and "The Engineer" magazines before his vast motoring knowledge landed him his current job as a television presenter.

On "Top Gear" James is known as "Captain Slow" as he regularly finishes last in their high speed track races, as well as for his laconic presenting style. 


March 1992 

HRH  Anne Princess Royal (KG,KT,GCVO,GCStJ,QSO,GCL.CD)

1974: As Princess Anne and Mark Phillips were returning to Buckingham Palace on 20 March 1974, from a charity event on Pall Mall, their Princess IV car was forced to stop on the Mall by a Ford Escort.

1991: She works extensively for Save the Children, of which she has been president since 1970, and she initiated The Princess Royal Trust for Carers

1991; her work for the charity takes her all over the world, including many poverty stricken African nations.

Trevor Graham Baylis CBE (Inventor of wind up radio)

In 1991, Trevor Baylis saw a television programme about the spread of AIDS in Africa and he set about developing the Wind Up Radio.His first working prototype ran for 14 minutes and in 1994 was featured on the highly rated Tomorrow's World TV programme. 

The product's potential was immediately recognised and the following year BayGen Power Industries was set-up in Cape Town, South Africa employing disabled workers to manufacture the Freeplay Wind Up Radio

Douglas Richard Hurd – Baron Hurd of Westwell ( CH, CBE, PC)

Foreign Secretary  Oct 1989 - Apr 1995 

Home Secretary  Sep 1985 - Oct 1989 

Secretary of State for Northern Ireland  Sep 1984 - Sep 1985 

Minister of State (Home Office)  Jun 1983 - Sep 1984 

Minister of State (Foreign and Commonwealth Office)  May 1979 - Jun 1983