Historic Life Weekend: Midsummer & Plant Lore

Saturday 22 June to Sunday 23 June 2019
10.30am - 5.30pm

A special interest weekend at midsummer with talks and tours through our 6 historic gardens and displays to explore traditional ideas and uses around different herbs and plants.

Each of the gardens is set to the era of the home it surrounds. Within the gardens you will find the plants known at this point in time. Find out about plant-lore and what was particularly prized in lower status households through the ages.

Heritage seeds and herbs will be on sale in the Museum shop.

HISTORIC LIFE WEEKENDS

For 2019 we have a new series of Historic Life weekends focusing on different historical angles of the Museum’s collection. 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 and looking for an enjoyable, relaxing day out with a difference.

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

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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 oxen, 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 9am-3pm), 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.