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Made by Hand – Heritage Craft & Skills Weekend

Join us as we explore our heritage crafts from past to present, and learn about the skills we have conserved over time.

Over this weekend we will have visiting demonstrators who are part of the Heritage Craft Association. They will be showcasing their skills and talking about their crafts which are on the Red List of Historic Endangered Crafts.

We will also have demonstrations from some of our resident craftspeople, regular demonstrators and some our course providers.

Crafts represented over this weekend will include:

and more to be confirmed…

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Information for Visitors

The Museum’s 40 acres site, historic gardens and buildings are fascinating places to learn about rural history. Visitors can purchase grain from the Shepherds Hut (coffee cart) and feed the hungry ducks on the mill pond. Whilst enjoying the great outdoors and fresh air, look out for the heavy horses and other traditional breed farm animals including pigs, chickens and geese. There are a number of lovely woodland trails, including a woodland play area for children to explore.

Our waterside café will be open or visitors can bring a picnic as there are plenty of picnic areas available on site. Takeaway refreshments will be available from our Shepherd’s Hut (coffee cart) located near the Stables. 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.


Sat–Sun 16–17 September 2023