museums and attractions

Agricultural

Museum of Rural Life

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

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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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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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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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Muckross Traditional Farms

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

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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

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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Laidhay Croft Museum (2018)

Inver, Dunbeath, Caithness, KW6 6EH.

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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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Liskeard & District Museum

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

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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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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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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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Cornish Heritage Museum

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

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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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Chard Museum & Heritage Centre (2018)

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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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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Dorset Heavy Horse Farm Park

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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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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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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Alford Heritage Centre & Museum

3 Mart Road, Alford, Aberdeenshire, AB33 8BZ.
Tel: 01975 562 906.

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Extensive collection of rural bygones, one of the largest in Scotland. Rural and domestic artefacts, horse-drawn implements and vintage tractors.

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Crux Easton Wind Engine

Crux Easton, Nr Hurstbourne Tarrant, Berkshire, RG20 9QF.

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A 20ft Simplex wind engine mounted on a 35ft tower which has been extensively restored, alongside a small building which encloses a well. Used in the past…

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British Lawnmower Museum

106-112 Shakespeare Street, Southport, Lancashire, PR8 5AJ.
Tel: 01704 501 336.

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Based on a private collection of over 250 rare exhibits of garden machinery. Includes lawnmowers of the rich and famous.

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Bicton Park & Countryside Museum

East Budleigh, Budleigh Salterton, Devon, EX9 7BG.
Tel: 01395 568 465.

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The museum is packed with nostalgic delights for all generations including traction engines, vintage machinery, traditional tools, tractors and domestic…

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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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Seaton Delaval Hall

The Avenue, Seaton Sluice, Northumberland, NE26 4QR.

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Collection of horse-drawn carriages and agricultural wagons displayed in the coach house.

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Agricultural Museum Brook

The Street, Brook, Ashford, Kent, TN25 5PF.
Tel: 01304 824 969.

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Tucked away below the North Downs is a unique museum, with farm wagons, agricultural machinery and implements in a 14th century barn and 19th century oasthouse.…

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