Travel back in time to our 1940s Village Shop.
Visit our 1940s shop complete with haberdashery, stationery and gardening goods, as well as food. The shop also contains a currant cleaning machine, a baker’s cart, a coffee grinding machine and scales you can use to measure out quarters of candles and nails! You can marvel at vintage products, packaging and signage, plus original fixtures and fittings.
Once the core of the rural community, the village shop has now almost entirely disappeared from everyday life. This well-loved British institution was a key part of life for rural communities, once stocking everything from Atora shredded suet to Zebra grate polish.
Come and discover what a village shop is all about, together with the treasure trove of products that it contains!