Countryside Crafts Weekend

Saturday 18 & Sunday 19 August

See a variety of rural crafts in action across the weekend. Watch and learn as demonstrators exhibit traditional countryside skills, from rag-rugging to blacksmithing and wood turning to basket weaving – with the opportunity to have a go at some yourself.

You can also take a walk through history with our excellent re-enactment group – explore their camp and step back in time to experience the sights, sounds and smells of everyday life in bygone times.  You can learn about historic crafts (including leather-working, wood-working, naalbinding and chainmail making), the skills needed to survive day to day and see what’s cooking for supper!

Sandwiches, cakes, drinks and snacks will be available from our pop-up café and sausage/veggie rolls served hot from the Victorian range.

Standard Museum admission prices apply – or visit for free if you bring your valid annual pass.


Do you have a traditional countryside skill and fancy coming along to share it with our visitors? Contact Kirsty Holtby on 01751 417367 or email [email protected]