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Monday 03 August to Sunday 30 August 2020
10.30am - 6.00pm

By popular demand Wonderful Wednesdays, adapted.

Throughout August

Due to popular demand our summer activities programme, ‘Wonderful Wednesdays’ is back, however it’s been adapted for 2020! 

Our popular Wonderful Wednesdays have been extended this year, so there will be family fun and activities every day of the week throughout August – fun for the whole family, whether you are 5 or 95!

This year we will be celebrating the theme of the ‘natural world’ and will be hosting various demonstrations and displays on a different topic each week.

Topics include colours in nature to showcase how fleece is made into wool and how natural dyes are used, trees and seeds, and wildlife such as birds, bugs, butterflies and bees.

Families can enjoy walking through the beautiful grounds, discovering the many historic buildings and traditional farm animals as well as taking part in activities that change each week. From crafting leaf crowns, charcoal art and writing with quills to taking part in a bird survey and making lavender bags, there will be lots of nature-inspired fun for all ages to enjoy.

Weekly themes:

  • From Monday, 3 August: activities focus on trees & seeds.
  • From Monday, 10 August: activities focus on birds, specially ducks & geese.
  • From Monday, 17 August: activities focus on bugs & beetles.
  • From Monday, 24 August: activities focus on butterflies & bees.

Visitors will be invited to take a free activity pack from the entrance, which will lead you to creative activities and places on site – that are not to be missed! Come dressed for the outdoors and ready to explore! In addition, you can see the working watermill in action, find out how life was like living in the past through different historic homes and see traditional trades and craft skills in action.

When not busy learning and crafting, visitors can enjoy feeding the ducks, tucking into a picnic or taking part in one of the self-led trails.

Due to social distancing, only limited numbers are allowed on site each day so booking in advance is essential. All activities and demonstrations have been designed to ensure social distancing and government safety measures are adhered to at all times.


About the Museum

The Museum’s collection of 50 rescued historic buildings, set in 40 acres of parkland, are great places to explore. Learn how food was prepared in the Tudor kitchen, see how a watermill works, watch the blacksmith at work, and spot the traditional farm animals – there are Shire and Percheron horses, Saddleback pigs, sheep, chickens and geese. The Museum’s waterside café will be open for take-away service, plus there are indoor and outdoor picnic areas.

Dogs on leads are welcome and there is ample free parking. Regular entry charges apply and the Museum will be open from 10.30am to 6pm and our waterside café is open 10.30am-5.00pm.