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Big Bake Weekend

Explore the history of baking in the Museum’s historic homes and bakehouse, as we light the ovens and stoke the fires to bake up a storm over this weekend.

Also, over the weekend:

  • We will be welcoming Black Knight Historical Group who will be living in North Cray Medieval House demonstrating life in Medieval Times.
  • Finding out about cooking on the open fires in our historic homes.
  • Learning about the process of grain to flour in the watermill.
  • Demonstrations and talks on the history of bread making in the Market Square, and much more.

You can pick up some traditional recipes to take home and have a go yourself. With an array of hands on activities for all ages to enjoy.


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Information for Visitors

The Museum’s 40 acres site, historic gardens and buildings are fascinating places to learn about rural history. Visitors can purchase grain from the Shepherds Hut (coffee cart) and feed the hungry ducks on the mill pond. Whilst enjoying the great outdoors and fresh air, look out for the heavy horses and other traditional breed farm animals including pigs, chickens and geese. There are a number of lovely woodland trails, including a woodland play area for children to explore.

Our waterside café will be open or visitors can bring a picnic as there are plenty of picnic areas available on site. Takeaway refreshments will be available from our Shepherd’s Hut (coffee cart) located near the Stables. 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.


Sat–Sun 8–9 July 2023