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A most interesting small museum

A really lovely place to spend an hour or two with very pleasant and well informed staff. Ask them... read more

Reviewed 30 October 2018
kaw118
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lincs UK
Understated gem

Warmly welcomed by a very knowledgeble lady on reception. Provided a potted history of the village... read more

Reviewed 20 October 2018
73piper
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Cleethorpes, United Kingdom
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The Woodhall Spa Cottage Museum is closed now that we have reached the end of the 2018 season. Be sure to come along and see the new displays and exhibits when we re-open on the 1st of April 2019. The Woodhall Spa Cottage Museum is a joy to explore...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Cottage Museum Iddesleigh Road, Woodhall Spa LN10 6SH, England
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All reviews little gem well worth a visit jigsaw puzzle local history gift shop on site corrugated iron potted history lady on reception step back in time touch screen bygone era childhood memories interesting information volunteer staff short film tourist information interesting place to visit
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Reviewed 30 October 2018

A really lovely place to spend an hour or two with very pleasant and well informed staff. Ask them a question or two & you could be there for some time. Beautifully done - taking you back to times passed! Would certainly return with different...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank kaw118
nigelwebb2018, IT Director at The Woodhall Spa Cottage Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2018

kaw118, many thanks for your review. Our little museum has now closed having reached the end of another successful season. We do have two weekend events organised where the museum is decked out in a Victorian Christmas theme. Dates are 24/25 Nov and 1/2 Dec...More

Reviewed 20 October 2018 via mobile

Warmly welcomed by a very knowledgeble lady on reception. Provided a potted history of the village ,as a spa resort and time during the war. Museum was cosy but had lots in it. Children were welcome to touch and explore. Games available including a jig...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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nigelwebb2018, IT Director at The Woodhall Spa Cottage Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 22 October 2018

Thank you 73piper for your review. Our volunteering team welcome feedback in order to provide a memorable experience for our visitors. We actively encourage a hands-on approach to our collection in the Wield Room and are pleased when people have a go at the puzzles.

Reviewed 7 October 2018

We were fortunate to have a guided tour and as it says on their brochure there is much more to this museum than you would expect bearing in mind the limited size of it. The ladies there are so enthusiastic you can't help but feel...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank mauricef15
nigelwebb2018, IT Director at The Woodhall Spa Cottage Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 8 October 2018

mauricef15, thank you so much for your review of our little museum. It gladdens our hearts that the generous work of our volunteers has been so well received by you, our visitors. The aims of the directors and volunteers is exactly as you have described,...More

Reviewed 1 October 2018

This has to be the smallest museum we have ever visited, but it is also the museum we have visited the most , we have been here 3 times this year and twice last , it is a hidden gem of fantastic information and has...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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nigelwebb2018, IT Director at The Woodhall Spa Cottage Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2018

Thank you for your very positive review. We are always pleased to see returning visitors and will be pleased to see you again in the future. Our temporary displays are changed a few times throughout the season so there will always be something new to...More

Reviewed 29 September 2018 via mobile

This is a little gem. Lots of local interest. The staff were friendly and helpful. There is a well stocked shop, too.

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Janet H
nigelwebb2018, IT Director at The Woodhall Spa Cottage Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 30 September 2018

We are glad that our little museum appears to have ticked so many boxes in what you would wish for when visiting our attraction.

Reviewed 29 September 2018 via mobile

We're local and I can't believe we've only just visited this place for the first time today! Very small but very well preserved little cottage packed with lots of local history! My 9 year old particularly enjoyed the touch screen war info and he's currently...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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nigelwebb2018, IT Director at The Woodhall Spa Cottage Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 30 September 2018

Thank you MrsS86 for your kind review. We, the volunteers, are pleased that the displays and interactive / hand-on toys have met with the approval of your family as this is exactly what was intended when creating the displays. Any recommendation to visit us via...More

Reviewed 18 September 2018 via mobile

Visited the museum on a week day. It is a small museum. The members of staff were very helpful and informative. The exhibits are displayed very well in the space available. The history of the family who lived in the building was interesting and gave...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Judith B
nigelwebb2018, IT Director at The Woodhall Spa Cottage Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 28 September 2018

Thank you Judith B for your kind review of our little museum. It means a lot to all the volunteers to hear that our visitors have enjoyed their efforts. As we change the displays throughout the season it is well worth visiting again at some...More

Reviewed 15 September 2018

We enjoyed our visit. The house is a bit tight for a wheelchair, but we managed. The staff were very accommodating.More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Jonathan H
nigelwebb2018, IT Director at The Woodhall Spa Cottage Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 28 September 2018

Jonathan H, many thanks for your honest review. As the museum is housed in an original pre-fab building we are not allowed to make structural changes to improve disabled access but do what we can by providing a smaller style wheelchair to help with access...More

Reviewed 12 September 2018 via mobile

It's been 26 years since I last visited the museum & the changes are incredible. Professional, well presented, not cluttered, but still a homely atmosphere. Very enjoyable, interactive, afternoon.More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Clare C
nigelwebb2018, IT Director at The Woodhall Spa Cottage Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 13 September 2018

Clare C, thank you for your fantastic review. We are so pleased that all the efforts of our volunteers have succeeded in presenting the museum and its exhibits in a way that clearly met with your approval. Please don't wait another 26 years before visiting...More

Reviewed 14 August 2018

This small bungalow is packed to the gills with interesting information, photos, artifacts . . . Probably the best museum experience ever because of the knowledgeable staff members and the hands on policy. To be able to sit in the sitting room and look through...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Elizabeth W
nigelwebb2018, IT Director at The Woodhall Spa Cottage Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 16 August 2018

Elizabeth W, we are pleased that you had a great birthday treat in our little museum and it sounds like all the little personal touches that our volunteers make has been a success. We actively encourage our visitors to interact with the original articles in...More

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