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Historic Life Weekend: Treasured Objects

Saturday 22 February to Sunday 23 February 2020
11.00am - 4.00pm

Join us for the first Historic Life Weekend of the year! With a theme of treasured objects, many collectors will gather to show of their pride possessions, whether you are a collector yourself or just want to have a look around, there will be plenty to explore and discover on Saturday 22 & Sunday 23 February.

This Historic Life Weekend: Treasured Objects event links with the ‘peoples show exhibition’. The Museum’s team of volunteers and staff, as well as people who have items on display in the exhibition, will present in short talks what is special for them about one object from a collection. This may be everything from a seemingly mundane object that has a fantastic story attached to it, to an extra – ordinary item that is also a prized par t of a collection.

A full programme of talks and demonstrations will be uploaded here a month or so before the event.


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.