New museum in Lutterworth will help tell the story of a town with a fascinating and diverse history

From the 14th Century Religious Reformer, John Wycliffe, who first translated the bible from Latin to English, and the father of the modern jet engine, Sir Frank Whittle, Lutterworth has a tremendous amount to be proud of

Wednesday, 26th August 2020, 5:41 pm
Updated Wednesday, 26th August 2020, 5:44 pm
Alberto Costa MP with Geraldine Robinson and other trustees at the new museum site in Lutterworth.

MP Alberto Costa is hailing “exciting” plans for a new purpose-built museum in Lutterworth.

The South Leicestershire MP spoke after joining Lutterworth Town Estates Charity’s Trustees to see the ambitious blueprint.

Mr Costa visited the construction site for the town’s new museum alongside Cllr Geraldine Robinson, the chair of Lutterworth Town Estates Charity.

“It was a real pleasure to see the hugely exciting plans for the new purpose-built museum in Lutterworth.

“Our wonderful, historic market town has a very rich and diverse history that deserves commemoration,” said Mr Costa.

“From the 14th Century Religious Reformer, John Wycliffe, who first translated the bible from Latin to English, and the father of the modern jet engine, Sir Frank Whittle, Lutterworth has a tremendous amount to be proud of.

“It is only right that its history is commemorated accordingly.”

Cllr Robinson, who represents Lutterworth West on Harborough District Council, said: “This is a very exciting new project for Lutterworth and the local community.

“Moving the museum from our old premises will help bring greater footfall to the town centre and will also help with increasing tourism in the local area.”

She added: “We look forward to seeing the new museum in its finished form, which will no doubt be a big boost for Lutterworth.”