Waterperry Gardens and Rural Museum

Display cabinets within the 18th century museum building at Waterperry Gardens
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A comprehensive and interesting collection of tools and implements is housed in the 18th Century granary at Waterperry Gardens. This museum shows the skills required in making horticultural and agricultural tools and also the skills needed to use them, as for example to two man hedge cutter.

Venue Type:

Museum, Garden, parklands or rural site

Opening hours

Tues-Sun inclusive
2pm-5pm + bank holidays
Other times by arrangement.

Collection details

Archaeology, Industry, Social History

Key artists and exhibits

  • Horse Shoes from the 12th century plus surgical shoes
  • Bits wooden and the savage types banned in the early 20th century.
  • Old Veterinary Implements
  • Traps and Alarm Guns plus a unique 19th century clockwork crow scarer which fired blank, pin-fired 12 bore cartridges
  • Brass stamps used in the workhouse at Purton, depicting, Fever, Vagrants, Lying in, Master, etc
  • Horse brasses, terrets, swingers and sets of horse bells
  • Brass beer barrel bushes
  • Relics from the domestic scene
  • Unusual Decorative Skewers from the meat trade
  • Medieval Pottery found on the Waterperry estate

Waterperry Gardens and Rural Museum
Waterperry Gardens
Nr Wheatley
OX33 1JZ






01844 339254


01844 339883

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