Jez Smith

Homes & Harmonies – Traditional & Historical Music

Come and listen to music played at different locations across the Museum – some traditional melodies or songs, some played on historic instruments, and others that may be a more modern continuation of a musical tradition. The weekend will explore our musical heritage from a variety of diverse sources.

A programme for the weekend, subject to change, is here: 25 September: Daily programme and 26 September: Daily programme

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We have been working hard to put extra safety measures in place to ensure we are COVID-19 secure and have implemented several new precautions, following government advice, so that we can provide a safe and enjoyable visit for everyone. Please see our full FAQs and guidelines.

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

Our popular Historic Life weekends are created to showcase specific trades and crafts of the past. At these weekends visitors  will be able 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.


Sat–Sun 25–26 September 2021