We are proud to announce that Lutterworth and District Museum has now moved from the old premises on Gilmorton Road, to new premises at High Point next to The Shambles pub in the heart of Lutterworth.
With support from the Lutterworth Town Council, the Lutterworth Town Estates Charity, Museums Development East Midlands, Leicestershire County Council, Harborough District Leisure Trust, Harborough District Council and Gazeley Properties, the Trustees are in the process of designing and producing an exciting new museum layout that is intended to bring the history of Lutterworth to residents and visitors alike in a meaningful way.
The intention is to be able to show the origins of the town, demonstrate how Lutterworth has developed over the last 2,000 years, and bring to life some of the events that have made Lutterworth what it is today. This will be achieved through both static and interactive exhibits, along with informative video and audio presentations which explain the journey through history.
The Trustees are currently working hard to create the new museum, and it is hoped that the initial phase will be able to open during mid 2022. The museum will then continue to develop as more work can be done, and as fundraising progresses.
We are grateful to the previous Trustees over the years since 1989 who established and expanded the collection and invested an enormous amount of their own time in pulling together over 5000 individual exhibits. It now sits with the present Trustees to take that collection and allow it to represent the history of our town. This will be done with the help of the many volunteers who have already come forward to offer their time and expertise, and to whom our thanks are also extended.