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“Excellent village museum”

Woburn Heritage Centre
Ranked #4 of 6 things to do in Woburn
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Reviewed May 20, 2017

We found this little place by chance when visiting Woburn as one of the 12 places between Lincoln and London that had an 'Eleanor Cross' - tributes dating back to the 1290's when Edward I ordered memorials to be erected in memory of his wife, Eleanor of Castile.
She died in Lincolnshire, and when her body was brought back to London, the cortege needed 12 days to make the journey - each overnight stopping place was honoured with a decorated and carved stone plinth with statues of Eleanor and a cross on the top.
Sadly there is no trace of the Woburn Cross extant, but there is a description of the above story in the museum, and someone (sorry, I don't remember who) has made a little model of what it is thought the cross looked like. We were delighted to find all this information, well laid out, and the volunteer lady at the info desk was very helpful - she was interested to learn that we were trying to visit all 12 sites!
The museum also has very interesting exhibits of local life down through the centuries. Well worth a visit; but do check the opening hours, it is not always open out of season or every day.

Thank JJ-Whippet53
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Reviewed May 16, 2017

Visited whilst spending a day in Woburn. It is a small museum inside an old church. Despite its size there are a lot of exhibits & stuff to read, it is very interesting & well set out, covering the history of the village.

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Reviewed April 26, 2017

A group of 31 of us visited this museum before visiting the abbey. The museum was opened specially for us as we were there before opening hours. It was a lovely smallish museum very very informative and we all enjoyed the short visit and a special THANKYOU for opening early for us. Would defiinitely recommend a short visit. THANKYOU

Thank Margaret M
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Reviewed April 16, 2017

Lots of things on display, and photo books to look through. Very helpful staff. Enjoyed our visit and found out about the town.

Thank PaulC9168
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Reviewed April 7, 2017

Very helpful and knowlegeable lady in the Heritage centre situated at the back of the church in Woburn. Very good selection of leaflets and other info about the area. Also second hand books for sale which guests might find useful.

Thank cjmayers2016
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