flax harvest

Rural Life Weekend: Harvest

Saturday 01 September to Sunday 02 September 2018
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 visitors can see a variety of different produce harvested across the site. From the vegetables in the Victorian cottage garden, to the produce of Bayleaf farmhouse garden and orchard.

There is also a range of other demonstrations to enjoy, including woodworking and flax processing. Take a look at our daily activity flyers to see what’s on each day:

Talks and demonstrations are subject to change, but we plan to include:

  • The Tudor harvest
  • Threshing and winnowing
  • The Hedgerow Harvest
  • Making straw rope and straw hats
  • Find out about brewing
  • The Victorian cottage harvest
  • Skep making
  • Toll House harvest

Information for visitors

The Harvest Weekend will take place from Saturday 1 September to Sunday 2 September 2018. Standard Museum admission prices apply (free for Annual Members) – tickets are available to buy online (select general admission) or on the day. Well behaved dogs on short leads are welcome and there is ample free parking. The Museum will be open from 10.30am – 6.00pm and activities run between 11am and 4pm.

The Museum’s waterside café, Wattle & Daub, will be open serving hot and cold meals, snacks and drinks from 9.00am – 3pm. Our café is dog friendly on the deck and in the first section indoors.

Visitors with disabilities are advised to refer to our accessibility page in advance of their visit.

This event is part of our Rural Life Weekends series, which also includes ScythingCharcoal and WoodyardHome and Historic Gardens.


Groups and coach parties are welcome – please book in advance to take advantage of our special admission prices for groups of 10 or more. We can also provide guided tours. Find out more on our Group Visits page and plan your trip today!