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Cogges Farm Museum reopens

After nearly two years of closure, Cogges Manor Farm re-opened to the
public on Sunday 17th July.

Cogges Heritage Trust has now formally taken over the running of Cogges from Oxfordshire County
Council.

The former farm museum is evolving into a 21st century smallholding and a
place open to everyone to find out about the food we grow, buy, prepare and
eat. Its buildings and land tell stories of the past and remind us how
previous generations have adapted to changing economic and agricultural
circumstances.

Cogges' evolution won't happen overnight.  This year, visitors can visit the
working walled garden, where volunteers and children have been preparing the
beds and planting fruits and vegetables; Tpicnic under the apple trees in the
Manor’s orchard; and stroll down to the banks of the Windrush River.

At weekends, the house will be open to show how the landowner lived at the
end of the 19th century, with the smell the drop-scones cooking on the
Victorian range or bread baking in the medieval bread oven. There will be
opportunities for children to try their hands in the mud-pie kitchen, follow
trails around the site and help bake loaves of bread.

 

2011 opening times

17th July - 30th October, Tuesday - Sunday, 10-5

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