Farmland Museum and Denny Abbey
Farmland Museum and Denny Abbey website
A great day out for all the family to explore the area's rich history or just to relax with friends and family in a beautiful rural location.
Explore the rural life of Cambridgeshire and discover the fascinating story of the Benedictine monks, Knights Templar and Franciscan nuns who lived in Denny Abbey. Peel away the layers of history in the abbey - from the Victorian farmhouse to the Norman interiors of the 12th century church and the 14th century Franciscan refectory.
Find out about farming in the past by a visiting the farmbulidings including a 17th century thrashing barn, explore the craft workshops, which include a wheelwright and blacksmith.
Experience home life of the 1940s in our farmworker's cottage and visit the village shop.
With exciting displays and interactives for all the family, the Farmland Museum and Denny Abbey is a truly wonderful visit, in a beautiful rural setting.
Heritage site, Agricultural site, Museum
1April - 3 November 2013
Weekends and bank holiday Mondays:10.30-17.00,
Closed: 4 November 2013 - March 2014, except for pr-booked school andgroup visits; Christmas 2013 event and February 2014 half-term activities
Adults £5.00, Concessions £4.00, Children £3.00, under 5s free, Family ticket £13.00
English Heritage members free to Abbey and reduced entry to Museum
Season tickets: Family £30, Individual £12, Concession £10, Child £7
- Museums Association
- English Heritage
The Docky Box Tea Rom is open at weekends. During school holidays it is also open Tuesdays and Thursdays. Hot drinks available from Museum Shop during the week.
Agricultural objects relating to Cambridgeshire, mostly 19th and 20th century which demonstrate the transition from hand tools to the mechanisation of farming.
Domestic social history collection related to living in rural Cambridgeshire.
Agriculture, Archaeology, Architecture, Social History
Key artists and exhibits
- Interactive displays
- 1940's Farmworker's Cottage
- Sugar Beet Machinery
Learning and Outreach School Visits
Our Education Officer provides a wide range of workshops, which cover the Victorians and "Then and Now" subjects, for children at Key Stage 1 or 2 or special needs groups of any age. There is a purpose-built education block, handling collections, Teachers' Packs and a flexible timetable for your school visit. The medieval Abbey also provides Monastic Life sessions, including workshops on Building Clues, Building Patterns and Medieval Tile Making.
How to obtain
Contact us on 01223 863036 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a FREE teachers pre-visit, or to request an information pack to help organise your school visit.