AFTER being closed for more than a year because of Covid-19 and the need to recruit new staff Ludlow’s Museum is open for business again.

Ludlow Museum at the Buttercross, run by Ludlow Town Council, reopened its doors following the pandemic at the end of June 2021 and has already welcomed just over 2,500 visitors through its historic blue doors.

The Friends of Ludlow Museum have funded the entry of every visitor since August 1 and this offer continues until the end of October, so there is even more reason to call in to the Museum.

At the start of October, the Museum is hosting a talk via zoom by Annie Garthwaite about her new highly acclaimed novel, Cecily; the Museum is also recognising Black History Month throughout October with information displayed about historical black influential figures.

Then at the end of October to celebrate Halloween the children’s trail becomes a Halloween trail, with other activities such as colouring and word searches, and a little Halloween treat at the end!

The museum recently had a visit from young Poppy Williams and her gran Jan Chalmers, who enjoyed learning about Ludlow and seeing her great grandfather’s name on the display to commemorate those that fought in the Great War.

“We are thrilled that the Museum has reopened and is thriving. But don’t forget it’s not just for visitors of Ludlow and we would love to see lots of locals popping in,” said Robin Pote, Mayor of Ludlow.

“With lots happening throughout October who said Museums have to be boring?”

The Buttercross that houses the museum is a big part of the town’s history.

It is a listed building and was originally the town’s butter market and has also been at one time home to the Town Council. The Buttercross provides a permanent home for the museum