Favourite objects

Favourite Objects – Cancelled

Everyone who works with a collection tends to have a favourite object that particularly resonates with them. Some might be ornate and out-of-the-ordinary, but many might be tools that resonate with an individual from their understanding, the time spent lovingly restoring an object or a family connection. During this weekend we are inviting members of the Museum team to share their personal favourite items and visitors can also send in questions in advance of objects in the collection that they would like to know more about – WATCH THIS SPACE for more information.

A full programme will be published online about a week ahead and the programmes are subject to change.

Tickets will be available to book mid-January for this weekend.

How We Are Keeping You Safe

We have been working hard to put extra safety measures in place to ensure we are COVID-19 secure and have implemented several new precautions, following government advice, so that we can provide a safe and enjoyable visit for everyone. Please see our full FAQs and guidelines.

Information for Visitors

The Museum’s historic buildings are fascinating places to explore, plus you can learn how food was prepared in the Tudor kitchen and how flour is milled in the watermill – where you can buy grain and feed the hungry ducks on the mill pond. Also enjoy the fresh air and see the heavy horses and the other traditional breed farm animals including chickens and geese. There are lovely woodland walks and children can explore our woodland play area and family activity barn.

Our waterside café will be open (serving 10.30am–4pm), plus there are indoor and outdoor picnic areas. 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.

Historic Life Weekends

For 2021 we have new topics in our popular series of Historic Life weekends. There will be a chance to chat to experts, see demonstrations and displays as well as explore the Museum. These are ideal for people specifically interested in the subject areas, as well as those generally interested in a topic and looking for an enjoyable, relaxing day out with a difference.


Sat–Sun 27–28 February 2021