Rare & Traditional Breeds Show

Sunday 16 July 2017
10.00am - 4.30pm

Update: We’re taking a year out to refresh our popular Rare & Traditional Breeds Show, ready for a great comeback in 2019! 

In its place this year we’re planning a Working Animals Show on 21-22 July, focusing on traditional and modern working breeds in an entertaining and informative event for visitors of all ages.  Watch out for more information on our website soon.

Four legs, furry legs, trotters and hooves… come and see cattle, sheep, pigs and goats in this delightful agricultural show for rare and traditional breeds!

With prizes at stake and classes for young handlers, it is one of the biggest shows of its kind in the South East and hugely popular with visitors and exhibitors alike.

There are lots of classes to see and opportunities to meet the breeders situated around the show ring.

Crafts, demonstrations, food & drink

Enjoy a range of delicious produce from vendors and quench your thirst in the Events Field. Also enjoy craft and trade stands, plus demonstrations with a countryside theme.

Sponsor a class & support the show!

With classes containing farmyard favourites, why not treat yourself by sponsoring a sheep, pig, goat or cattle class? Sponsorship forms will be uploaded to this page in spring 2019.

Information for visitors

The date of our 2019 event will be set in October 2018 – please check this page nearer the time for information.

The Rare & Traditional Breeds Show will open at 10.00am and close promptly at 4.30pm. The Museum itself will also close at the end of the show for safety reasons.

Regular Museum admission prices apply and include admission to the show (free for Annual Members). Tickets are available to buy online via our shop and are available on the day. Children aged 4 years and under enter free of charge.

Visitors with disabilities are advised to contact the Museum on 01243 811363  in advance of their visit, to discuss the easiest way to access the site. Dogs on leads are welcome and there is ample free parking.