May Day Farm barn conservation

The conservation of the Barn from May Day Farm, Tonbridge (Ticketed)

Thursday 06 July 2017
Talk begins at 6.30. Refreshments from 6pm.

The talk

Find out about one of the Museum’s latest building conservation projects in this illustrated talk. The Museum’s Carpenter will explain the dismantling and conservation of the late C18th/early C19 timber framed barn from May Day Farm. He will discuss the techniques used that build on the Museum’s previous good work.

The speaker

Joe Thompson of Sussex Oak & Iron is carpenter in residence at the Weald and Downland Living Museum. He teaches a range of historic carpentry courses and building conservation courses at the Museum. Joe is working intensively on the May Day Farm building at the Museum in 2017.

Participant information

Upon arrival please come to the main museum entrance, where you will be directed to the talk location.

Talks start at 6.30pm, last for about 1-1½ hours. There will be tea, coffee & cake available between 6.00pm-6.30pm. If you have any dietary requirements please let us know in advance.


£14 per person, £10 for Museum Members, £5 for Weald & Downland Museum volunteers.

Please note Members and volunteer discounts are applicable using a code which you may enter at point of checkout. You may be asked for proof of status before being admitted so please bring your Museum badge or Membership number with you.



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