Discover our new family activity hub in Hambrook barn, where you can dress as a Victorian (and other eras), explore the gypsy caravan and play traditional games! You can also pick up an explorer backpack to borrow for your visit (available on a first come first served basis) during the holidays.
Soon we’ll be adding a photo backdrop and a big floor jigsaw puzzle! It’s a great space, with activities for all different ages to enjoy playing together. Or simply take a rest stop on the seats inside. Outside you can explore the woodland playground and find Knucker the water dragon!
Hambrook barn is one of the two family activity hubs opening at the Museum this year. The focus is play based on the Museum (for younger visitors) but also activities for families to enjoy together, with items that can be played with outside of the barn too. The second family hub, in the medieval house from Sole Street, will be opened in the autumn.
This is an element of the Museum’s Heritage Lottery Fund supported Gateway Project, which saw the construction of our new visitor centre and café, the dismantling and re-erection of the medieval house from Sole Street, the removal and future re-erection of Pallingham Quay wagon shed, and the transformation of Longport Farmhouse’s ground floor into a gallery space named the Michael Burton Gallery.