LUDLOW Museum at the Buttercross, run by the Town Council, has been unable to open since March 2020 following the arrival of the pandemic and subsequent social distancing measures.

As part of engaging with their audience digitally the Museum has been successful in obtaining a grant from the West Midlands Museum Development service to assist with this vision.

One part of this project is to hold free monthly virtual live talks which are presented by Sun Jester, a entertainment and educational company in the heritage sector.

The talks have been very well received and the next on Thursday, January 21 is ‘Tales from an Elizabethan Underground’ about some of the cons, swindles and outright thievery practiced on unwary visitors to 16th Century London.

Further areas the digital project will concentrate on are building the Museum’s webpage with an interactive timeline showcasing the history of Ludlow and the wonderful artefacts on display at the Museum; along with Impy’s Tales an online and printed quarterly newsletter from the Museum’s resident taxidermy dog.

“I should like to encourage everyone to immerse themselves in the town’s history during these challenging times by supporting the Museum,” said Tim Gill, Mayor of Ludlow.

“You can do this by following the Facebook page, Ludlow Museum at the Buttercross and our website: joining a virtual talk or joining in with "Impy’s Tales," that are soon to be available. We are looking forward to welcoming residents and visitors back in to our small but fascinating museum as soon as guidelines and social distancing measures allow.”

For further information about the talks, or with any general queries please email or call 01584 871970.