flax harvest

Rural Life Weekend: Harvest

Saturday 02 September to Sunday 03 September 2017
10:30am - 5:30pm

Join us at the Museum on this special weekend to enjoy seasonal demonstrations focussing 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

Download the daily activities sheets and plan your visit:

Wellness activities

On Saturday 2 September there is also the opportunity to find out about well-being activities from practitioners here at the Museum, with free sessions on: Tai Chi, Nordic walking, reiki, kinesiology and art. Find out more.