Golden Future Campaign 50 Years and Counting

Historic Life Weekend: Museum at 50

Saturday 05 September to Sunday 06 September 2020
11.00am - 4.00pm

50 years ago this weekend the Museum formally opened to the public. The conservation of historic buildings and sharing information about them was firmly at the forefront of the Museum’s mission. During this weekend we will have a series of demonstrations and displays linked to building conservation and the historic structures on display on the Museum site, as well as the social history linked to the buildings.

We invite visitors to explore the Museum, enjoy chatting to members of the Museum team who will be on hand to talk about the developments over the decades and celebrate with us the anniversary of this special place.

Roy Armstrong and Marjorie Hallam at the dismantling of Pendean Farmhouse, 1968

Museum site 1968

Museum site 1968


For 2020 we have a 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.

Information flyer for 5-6 September 2020