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Tourism group suggests moving town’s museum

Views are being sought on how to make Lutterworth a more attractive place for tourists to visit.

One suggestion being made in a consultation document is to relocate Lutterworth Museum from its home at Wycliffe House in Gilmorton Road to a more central site in the town centre.

The consultation is being run by Harborough Promotions, the public and private sector tourism partnership which covers the Lutterworth area.

In its recently agreed Tourism Blueprint for the area, one of three priority areas is boosting tourism in Lutterworth by making more of the town’s connections with Sir Frank Whittle and John Wycliffe.

Edward Helmsely, chairman of The Sir Frank Whittle Trust, said: “The museum is very well-regarded but, perhaps, not in the best location to maximise on visitors’ footfall.

“Therefore, a more central location would be desirable for enhancing visitor attraction and also for strengthening the town’s links with Sir Frank.

“The trust would fully support such a move.”

Lutterworth Museum is home to many local artefacts including a family history archive, photos of Lutterworth and the surrounding villages and a very large collection of Sir Frank memorabilia.

Harborough Promotions is a partnership of public, private and voluntary sector representatives from bodies such as Leicestershire County Council, Harborough District Council, Lutterworth Town Council and LeicesterShire Promotions.

A consultation on the blueprint and the suggestion about moving the museum was launched earlier this month.

The deadline to comment is Friday, December 20.

To make a comment, visit the website www.goleicester
shire.com/trade/lutterworth-survey.aspx or call 0116 225 4000.

 

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