Historic Life Weekend: Museum Makers

Saturday 30 March to Sunday 31 March 2019
10.30am - 4pm (Saturday); 10.30am - 6pm (Sunday)

Around the Museum you will be able to see beautiful handmade items created using traditional skills. There will be the opportunity to meet some of the very talented craftspeople too. Demonstrations will take place throughout the weekend covering a wide range of crafts, so there will be much to enjoy and inspire!

Quality … marks the search for an ideal after necessity has been satisfied and mere usefulness achieved. John Ruskin

Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful. William Morris

Creativity is contagious, pass it on. Albert Einstein

Programme for Saturday 30 March

Programme for Mothering Sunday, 31 March

On 31 March to celebrate Mothering Sunday, there will be daffodil posies for mothers and grandmothers.


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.