• The Good Life: Revive, Recycle, Restore

    Sunday 05 May to Monday 06 May 2019
    10.30am - 5pm
    Rural communities were the masters of up-cycling and sustainable living well before it ever became fashionable. Making the most of what you had and living in harmony with the natural environment were simply a given. In modern times we’ve... (more info)
  • Exhibition: Museum Herbarium

    Thursday 09 May to Sunday 23 June 2019
    Find out more about the plants in the six historic gardens at the Museum through this fascinating record, the Museum Herbarium. With associated items on display. Further information and dates of short talks to follow on these pages in... (more info)
  • Historic Life Weekend: Ink, Books & Quills

    Saturday 11 May to Sunday 12 May 2019
    10.30am - 5.30pm
    The production of books and the way the lettering went onto the page, to produce everything from a probate inventory to published book is the fascinating subject that will be explored in the third historic life weekend of the year. Talk to... (more info)
  • Museum at Night: May (Ticketed)

    Friday 17 May to Saturday 18 May 2019
    8.45pm - 11.00pm
    On Friday 17 and Saturday 18 May 2019 we will open our doors from 8.45pm for pre-booked visitors to experience our atmospheric Museum at Night guided walks. These enchanting walks offer a truly out of the ordinary experience – you will... (more info)
  • Historic Life Weekend: Medieval Medicine

    Saturday 25 May to Sunday 26 May 2019
    10.30am - 5.30pm
    So if you were to wake up in the morning, 500 or 750 years ago and did not feel too well, or had an accident in the home, what could you have done? Where might you have gone for help? And how effective might different treatments have been?... (more info)