Historic Life Weekend: Museum Makers

Saturday 30 March to Sunday 31 March 2019
10.30am - 5.30pm

HISTORIC LIFE WEEKENDS 2019

For 2019 we have a new series of Historic Life weekends focusing on different historical angles of the Museum’s collection. There will be a chance to chat to experts, see demonstrations and displays as well as explore the Museum. These are ideal for people specifically interested in the subject areas, as well as those generally interested and looking for an enjoyable, relaxing day out with a difference. A full programme for each weekend will be published online about a week ahead and the programmes are subject to change.

HISTORIC LIFE WEEKEND: MUSEUM MAKERS

30 & 31 March, 11am-4pm

Around the Museum you will be able to see beautiful handmade items created using traditional skills. There will be the opportunity to meet some of the very talented craftspeople too. Demonstrations will be happening throughout the weekend covering a wide range of crafts, from pottery to calligraphy and leather-working to lace-making, so there will be much to enjoy and inspire!

On 31 March for Mothering Sunday, there will be daffodil posies for mothers and grandmothers.

INFORMATION FOR VISITORS

The Museum’s historic buildings are fascinating places to explore, plus you can learn how food was prepared in the Tudor kitchen and how flour is milled in the watermill – where you can buy grain and feed the hungry ducks on the mill pond. Also enjoy the fresh air and see the heavy horses and the other traditional breed farm animals including oxen, chickens and geese. There are lovely woodland walks and children can explore our woodland play area and family activity barn.

Our waterside café will be open (serving 9am-3pm), plus there are indoor and outdoor picnic areas. Dogs on leads are welcome and there is ample free parking. Please note that the Museum is a no-smoking site. Visitors with access needs are advised to read our accessibility page in advance of their visit.

All activities are subject to change.