Coronavirus

Due to the current Corona virus outbreak, many attractions are delaying their 2020 season opening times and event organisers are cancelling or postponing their events.

While we will try to update the information on this site as much as possible, we cannot guarantee to have all the information we would like.

Therefore we urge you to check the latest information on the attraction or event's website or Facebook pages, and to contact them before travelling to avoid disappointment.

museums and attractions

Agricultural

Museum of English Rural Life 2020

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

  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop

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

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Greenfield Valley Heritage Park & Museum

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

  • Parking
  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access

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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Green Lane Museum 2020

Roe Valley Country Park, 41 Dogleap Road, Limavady, Co. Londonderry, BT49 9NN.

  • Parking
  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access

Visitors can view historical exhibits relating to the linen and agricultural industries and experience the true flavour of days gone by in Limavady and…

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Chard Museum & Heritage Centre

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

  • Part disabled access

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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Aberdeenshire Farming Museum

Aden Country Park, Station Road , Mintlaw, Aberdeenshire, AB42 5FQ.
Tel: 01771 624 590.

  • Parking
  • Refreshments
  • Part disabled access

Using its farm equipment collection, this regional agricultural museum tells the story of NE farming over the past 200 years. Items on display include…

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Yorkshire Museum of Farming 2020

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

  • Parking
  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access

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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Acton Scott Historic Working Farm Museum 2020

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

  • Parking
  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop
  • Full disabled access

Offers a fascinating insight into rural life at the turn of the 19th century, as farm life unfolds daily and the land around is worked by heavy horses.…

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Swalcliffe Barn 2020

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

  • Souvenir Shop
  • Full disabled access

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 2020

Woodbridge Walk, Hollesley, Suffolk, IP12 3JR.

  • Parking
  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop
  • Full disabled access

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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Shibden Hall 2020

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

  • Parking
  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access

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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Liskeard & District Museum 2020

Foresters Hall, Pike Street, Liskeard, Cornwall, PL14 3JE.

  • Full disabled access

The museum is housed in a Victorian Gothic style stone building, that was the former East Cornwall Savings Bank. Called Forester’s Hall, it was designed…

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Shire Horse Trust & Carriage Museum 2020

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

  • Parking
  • Part disabled access

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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Cornish Heritage Museum 2020

Dairyland Farm World, Tresillian Barton, Summercourt, Nr Newquay, Cornwall, TR8 5AA.

  • Parking
  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access

Displays of Cornish rural heritage from the 1800s onwards, also there is a good display of tractors and engines in the Old Timers Tractor House.

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Rutland County Museum 2020

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

  • Souvenir Shop
  • Full disabled access

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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Old Hall Farm 2020

Bouth, Ulverston, Cumbria, LA12 8JA.

  • Parking
  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access

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 2020

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

  • Parking
  • Refreshments
  • Part disabled access

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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Museum of Rural Life 2020

Lamport Hall, Lamport, Northamptonshire, NN6 9HD.

  • Parking
  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop
  • Full disabled access

A small yet fascinating museum, including a tractor collection, that gives a glimpse into agricultural life in the 19th and 20th centuries.

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Museum of Rural Life 2020

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

  • Parking
  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop
  • Full disabled access

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

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Museum of Lincolnshire Life 2020

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

  • Parking
  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access

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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Muckross Traditional Farms 2020

The National Park, Kenare Road, Killarney, Co. Kerry, IRELAND.

  • Parking
  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access

Step back into the past and visit a very different Ireland – the Ireland of the 1930s and 1940s. Then, a trip to the well was still a daily chore for…

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Manor Farm & Country Park 2020

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

  • Parking
  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access

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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Irish Agricultural Museum 2020

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

  • Parking
  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access

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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Laidhay Croft Museum 2020

Inver, Dunbeath, Caithness, KW6 6EH.

  • Parking
  • Refreshments
  • Part disabled access

Laidhay is a 200 year old rush thatched Caithness longhouse just north of Dunbeath, and is a typical example of the older style of Caithness croft dwellings.…

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Horam Manor Farm 2020

Horam, Heathfield, East Sussex, TN21 0JB.

  • Parking
  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access

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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