Georgian Farmhouse day in Tindalls cottage

Sunday 3 September 2017



The course

Spend a day in the latest building to be re-erected at the Museum and gain an insight into life in the mid-Georgian period. Tindalls has been furnished circa 1760 and has a working oven and brewhouse. We will investigate changes in the home from the previous century; cook a meal using the brick oven, open hearth and copper; look at the clothing of the period; make nettle string, learn about hops and flax and discover the medical treatments available.

The tutor

Lesley Parker is a freelance historic interpreter, with a particular interest in domestic life and food in the past. She has previously worked and taught courses as a member of the Interpretation team at the Weald and Downland Open Air Museum. She has extensive experience in interpreting a range of historical periods. Previously she worked at Fishbourne Roman Palace and she taught history at secondary level.

Participant information

Places are limited to 8 people. Please wear appropriate clothing as we will be using real fires (long trousers from natural materials and no open toe shoes).


£60 per person, including tuition, teas and coffees.
The Museum café will be open for lunch-time snacks or alternatively participants can bring their own packed lunch.

The Museum

The Weald & Downland Living Museum has over 45 historic building exhibits. It is also home to the award winning and innovative Downland Gridshell, which houses a conservation workshop and artefact store, and is also used for many practical courses. The Museum runs a full programme of courses in historic building conservation and traditional rural trades and crafts, along with MSc programmes in Building Conservation and Timber Building Conservation validated by the University of York. Please telephone for further details.



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