flax harvest

Rural Life Weekend: Harvest

Saturday 01 September to Sunday 02 September 2018
10:30am - 5:30pm

Join us at the Museum on this special weekend to enjoy seasonal demonstrations focusing on the harvest.

Over the course of this weekend you can see a variety of different produce harvested across the Museum site. From the vegetables in the Victorian cottage garden, to flax at Tindalls Cottage and the produce of Bayleaf farmhouse garden and orchard.

Talks and demonstrations are subject to change, but we plan to include:

  • The Tudor harvest
  • Health and medicine in Tudor England
  • The hedgerow harvest
  • Working heavy horses
  • Mealtime in the Tudor household
  • Smuggling in Sussex (a performance)
  • The Victorian cottage harvest
  • The Toll House harvest

Information for visitors

The Harvest Weekend will take place from Saturday 1 September to Sunday 2 September 2018. Standard Museum admission prices apply (free for Annual Members) – tickets are available to buy online (select general admission) or on the day. Dogs on short leads are welcome and there is ample free parking. The Museum will be open from 10.30am – 6.00pm and activities are planned to run between 11am and 4pm.

The Museum’s waterside café, Wattle and Daub, will be open serving hot and cold meals, snacks and drinks from 9.30am – 3pm. Our café is dog friendly.

Visitors with disabilities are advised to refer to our accessibility page in advance of their visit.

This event is part of our Rural Life Weekends programme, which also includes ScythingCharcoal and WoodyardHome, Archaeology and Historic Gardens.


Groups and coach parties are welcome – please book in advance to take advantage of our special admission prices for groups of 15 or more. We can also provide guided tours. Find out more on our Group Visits page and plan your trip today!