museums and attractions

Agricultural

Museum of Rural Life

Waterperry Gardens, Nr. Wheatley, Oxfordshire, OX33 1LA.

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The gardens include an 18th century granary building provides the perfect backdrop for the wide range of horticultural and agricultural tools, which give…

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Yorkshire Museum of Farming

Murton Park, Murton Lane, York, Yorkshire, YO19 5UF.
Tel: 01904 489 966.

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Illustrates 200 years of Yorkshire rural life with the railway age represented by a preserved half mile long section of the Derwent Valley Light Railway…

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Swalcliffe Barn

Shipston Road, Swalcliffe, Banbury, Oxfordshire, OX15 5DR.

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Medieval half cruck barn. One of the finest in the country. Houses some of Oxfordshire Museum Services' agricultural and trade vehicles.

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Suffolk Punch Trust Museum

Woodbridge Walk, Hollesley, Suffolk, IP12 3JR.

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Dedicated to preserving the Suffolk Punch breed but also the skills of the people needed to handle these wonderful horses. The exhibition hall contains…

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Laidhay Croft Museum

Inver, Dunbeath, Caithness, KW6 6EH.

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Laidhay is a two hundred year old rush thatched Caithness longhouse just north of Dunbeath, and is a typical example of the older style of Caithness croft…

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Shire Horse Trust & Carriage Museum

Lower Gryllis Farm, Treskillard, Redruth, Cornwall, TR16 6LA.

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Meet the gentle giants of working horse world! The farm has Shires, Clydesdales and Suffolk Punches. A large collection of horse-drawn private, commercial…

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Shibden Hall

Lister’s Road , Halifax, Yorkshire, HX3 6XG.

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Set in beautifully restored gardens and estate that forms Shibden Park, the hall dates back to 1420. The adjacent 17th century aisled barn and workshops…

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Rutland County Museum

Catmos Street, Oakham, Rutland, LE15 6HW.
Tel: 01572 758 440.

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Tells the story of England‘s smallest county with displays of local history & archaeology. Rural life collection includes carts & wagons, ploughs, farm…

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Shugborough Estate

Shugborough , Milford, Nr Stafford, Staffordshire, ST17 0XA.
Tel: 01889 881 388.

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Explore sweeping parkland, ancient woodland and a landscape peppered with monuments, then discover Park Farm, created at the cutting-edge of agricultural…

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Greenfield Valley Heritage Park & Museum

Greenfield Road, Greenfield, Nr Holywell, Flintshire/Sir Fflint, CH8 7GH.
Tel: 01352 714 172.

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North Wales’ museum of buildings and farm is set in a 70 acre country park with seven scheduled ancient monuments, including St Winefride’s Well and…

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Old Hall Farm

Bouth, Ulverston, Cumbria, LA12 8JA.

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The farm is worked using 19th century methods to grow its crops and harvest the land. Horse power alongside steam and early vintage tractors and their…

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Museum of Rural Life

Alford Manor House, West Street, Alford, Lincolnshire, LN13 9HT.

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Houses many of the town's historic artefacts, including a rare man-driven wheelwright's lathe, and winnower, huller and threshing machine. Many old workmen's…

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Manor Farm & Country Park

Pylands Lane, Bursledon, Nr Southampton, Hampshire, SO31 1BH.
Tel: 01489 787 055.

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Shows the development of agriculture in Hampshire between 1850 and 1950. Tools, artefacts, implements and machinery are used to display the many aspects…

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Museum of Lincolnshire Life

Burton Road, Lincoln, Lincolnshire, LN1 3LY.
Tel: 01522 782 040.

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Illustrates all aspects of Lincolnshire life during the last 200 years, including horse-drawn transport, agriculture and industry. Major exhibits are locally…

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Museum of English Rural Life

University of Reading, Redlands Road, Reading, Berkshire, RG1 5EX.
Tel: 0118 378 8660.

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The new museum aims to challenge perceptions about rural England by revealing the historical and contemporary relevance of country life. New interactive,…

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Field to Fork

Holkham Hall, Wells-next-the-Sea, Norfolk, NR23 1RH.
Tel: 01328 713 111.

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Tells the story of Holkham’s unique farming history and demonstrates, in a fun and engaging way, the relationship between the land and food production.

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Chard Museum

Godworthy House, High Street, Chard, Somerset, TA20 1QB.

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Wide and varied collection, including agricultural items, Cider Room, local 'curiosities' and the best collection of the work of John Stringfellow who…

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Acton Scott Historic Working Farm Museum

Wenlock Lodge, Acton Scott, Church Stretton, Shropshire, SY6 6QN.
Tel: 01694 781 307.

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Agricultural museum showing farming before the advent of tractor power with Shire horses used for all farming tasks. Traditional breeds of livestock on…

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Landmark Park

Main Street, Carrbridge, Inverness-shire, PH23 3AJ.
Tel: 0800 731 3446 .

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Highland display and exhibition in a forestry setting. Steam powered sawmill powered by a 60hp Marshall portable engine in operation daily with heavy horses…

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Isle of Arran Heritage Museum

Rosaburn, Brodick, Ayrshire, KA27 8DP.

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The present group of buildings were a croft and smiddy, and include a farmhouse, cottage, bothy, milk house, laundry, stable, coach house and harness room.…

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Irish Agricultural Museum

Johnstown Castle Estate, Johnstown, Co. Wexford, IRELAND.
Tel: 00 353 53 918 4671.

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The museum located in the restored farmyard on the estate, explores Irish country life from the 18th century with farming and rural life as its main themes,…

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Horam Manor Farm

Horam, Heathfield, East Sussex, TN21 0JB.

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Traditional barns and cart sheds in an unspoilt area of Sussex countryside. Once a site of the Wealden iron industry, the farm now offers a wide range…

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Farmland Museum & Denny Abbey

Ely Road, Waterbeach, Cambridgeshire, CB25 9PQ.
Tel: 01223 860 988.

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Historic farm buildings house a collection relating to Cambridgeshire farming and village life adjacent to Denny Abbey.

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Dorset Heavy Horse Centre

Edmondsham Road, Verwood, Dorset, BH21 5RJ.
Tel: 01202 824 040.

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Learn how heavy horses faithfully served man for thousands of years. Carrying soldiers into battle, transporting goods up and down the country, hauling…

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