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Mothering Sunday

Why not enjoy a family day out this Mothering Sunday, 19 March?

It’s a fantastic time to visit us, when you can enjoy exploring our 40-acre site this springtime as the spring buds are bursting into life. With free entry for that special mother figure in your life*

The Museum is home to a fascinating collection of over 50 rescued rural buildings, where visitors can discover the stories of the people who lived and worked in them from Anglo-Saxon to Edwardian times. There is a lot to see including: homes and historic gardens, farm animals and farming heritage, crafts and trade workshops, beautiful woodland, pasture and wildflower meadows.

You can also enjoy breakfast, brunch or lunch at our waterside café! With a wonderful selection of hot and cold beverages, light lunches and snacks. Our café is open 10am to 4pm (kitchen closes at 3pm).


We suggest that visitors pre-book tickets to guarantee their visit.

*To claim free entry for any mother figure in your party, there must be a full paying visitor to accompany them (adult or child). When pre-booking you can select a free complimentary ticket for each accompanied mother figure in your group. This offer is not valid in conjunction with any other offer or free ticket.

For Members, this day is included in your Museum Membership, members do not need to pre-book. Members can claim one free mother figure as a guest to visit with them.

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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.

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Sun 19 March 2023