On the anniversary weekend of the opening of the Museum, we will spend a weekend focussing on the buildings at the heart of the Museum collection – their construction methods, building forms, and conservation. From carpentry to masonry, thatching to plumbing, the Museum has a wealth of information both in terms of the buildings and our artefact collection. With the support of craftspeople associated with the Museum, we will also have demonstrations illustrating a variety of building trades with some opportunity to ask questions.
A full programme will be published online ahead of the weekend.Book now
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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
See what other interesting Historic Life weekends we have in store for the remainder of 2021! 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.