Historic Life Weekend: Harvest

Saturday 03 August to Sunday 04 August 2019
10:30am - 5:30pm

Join us at the Museum on this special weekend to enjoy seasonal demonstrations focusing on the harvest.

Over the course of this weekend you can find out about the harvesting season, starting from June until the Autumn. Find out more about the time of the year that different produce is ready and the farming year in the past. Also we’ll look at different ways the harvest was brought in, mechanical and by hand. Following on from this, we’ll explore how the harvest could be preserved for winter months. Join informal 10 minute talks and chat to the demonstrators about their work. We continue this story later in the year at our Autumn & Countryside Show.

Programme for Saturday 3 August
Programme for Sunday 4 August


For 2019 we have a new series of Historic Life weekends focusing on different historical angles of the Museum’s collection. There will be a chance 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 and looking for an enjoyable, relaxing day out with a difference. A full programme for each weekend will be published online about a week ahead and the programmes are subject to change.