Farmland Museum to host range of activities for families over Easter school holidays

PUBLISHED: 06:20 31 March 2017

Farmland Museum to host range of activities for families over Easter school holidays

Farmland Museum to host range of activities for families over Easter school holidays

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The Farmland Museum has a range of activities planned for families over the Easter school holidays.

Farmland Museum to host range of activities for families over Easter school holidaysFarmland Museum to host range of activities for families over Easter school holidays

A Wind Festival will be held on April 5 and 6, where children can make a wind sock.

Get Weaving takes place on April 12 and 13, where the activity is making a paper basket for Easter eggs.

There will also be drop-in sessions at the museum on the Wednesday and Thursday afternoons between 12 noon and 4pm.

“Every Wednesday and Thursday afternoon over the two-week holiday period there will be a fun drop-in activity that families can do together,” said museum manager Ann Wise.

During the family afternoons the museum’s Tea Room will be open. The museum is open during the week between 12 noon and 5pm.

Normal admission prices apply. Visit www.farmlandmuseum.org.uk for more information.

Celebrating 20 years of the Farmland at Denny

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the Farmland Museum opening to the public at Denny and taking over the day to day management of Denny Abbey on behalf of English Heritage.

To mark the occasion the staff and volunteers at the Farmland Museum have refurbished one of the display rooms that was previously part of the Pig Shed complex.

The new display tells the remarkable story of the founders of the museum, the Delanoy family, and how the museum originated in the village of Haddenham, Cambridgeshire in 1969.

The family led by son Craig collected craft tools and agricultural machinery at a time when such items were being thrown away or broken up for scrap.

The museum eventually became a registered charity and is now run by a board of trustees. The Delanoys retired in 1992 and eventually this significant museum found a new home at Denny.

The Farmland Museum is now a lively place to visit, ideal for families and groups of friends but equally great for people visiting alone.

The museum opens for the 2017 on Saturday 1 April and will be open daily until Sunday 29 October.

For more information about the museum and its exciting programme of events this year visit www.farmlandmuseum.org.uk

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