PEOPLE have been flocking to the Ludlow Museum at the Buttercross since it reopened its door after being closed for more than a year.

Following 15 months of closure during the Covid-19 pandemic Ludlow Museum at the Buttercross flung open its doors on June 25, happy to have visitors again.

The Museum welcomed more than 150 people over its first four days of opening in 2021 and visitors were greeted by the two Museum Assistants, Petra Bindloss, who joined in 2017 and Francesca Bingham who joined the team recently.

The Museum has all the required Covid-19 safety measures in place and it does not detract from the Museums many varied historic exhibits and the story it tells of Ludlow’s past.

“We are delighted to be able to reopen the Museum and would encourage everyone, both locals and visitors to Ludlow alike, to call in to the Museum and absorb Ludlow’s rich history,” said Robin Pote, Mayor of Ludlow.

Throughout the pandemic the Museum has offered a series of live Zoom talks, along with social media updates, which were very well received and ensured the Museum remained in people’s minds.

The museum is located in one of Ludlow’s most historic buildings that has had mixed fortunes over the years.

It is the town’s original butter market and was for a time home to Ludlow town council until there was a major ceiling collapse.

After this, the building remained empty for several years before a large scale restoration that included the installation of a lift.

The building was then converted into a museum that had been located in a split site in the Assembly Rooms and at Ludlow Library.

Ludlow Museum at the Buttercross is open every week from 10am -12.30pm, and 1.30pm-4pm on Fridays, Saturday and Sundays; and Bank Holiday Mondays.

There is a small charge for entry, £1 for Adults and free entry for children, courtesy of the Friends of Ludlow Museum.