Experience how people used to shop in the early–mid twentieth century with the Farmland Museum’s recreation of a village shop. Read more
With its displays of Fenland farming equipment and rural crafts, the Farmland Museum is the perfect place to explore both the art and the function of the eel trap. Read more
When Denny Abbey was a farmhouse, the children living there would have made their own Christmas decorations. Here you can have a go at making your own! Read more
Read our latest blog to find out how the residents of Walnut Tree Cottage would have done their laundry in the 1940s Read more
The Farmland Museum and Denny Abbey closed for the winter on 1 November. We would like to thank everyone who visited the site and supported us throughout our unusually short 2020 season. Read more
November 1, 2020 5:00 PM -
This October half term come along to the Farmland Museum and get crafty! We’ll be offering another of our very popular takeaway craft packs with autumn activities for children. These packs have been put together by volunteers and are on sale at £2 each to help to raise vital funds for the museum. Doors will be ...
September 20, 2020 5:00 PM -
Denny Abbey has been on this site in Waterbeach since 1159 and in that time has been home to three different religious orders – Benedictine Monks, the Knights Templar and the Poor Clares – before finishing life as a farmhouse. This weekend we’re holding a Denny Abbey Explorer Weekend where you can learn more about this ...
Download guides to Denny Abbey and to our farming machinery. Read more
We had hoped to be open by the summer holidays and holding our always popular family activity afternoons, but sadly that’s not the case. Instead, our learning volunteers have put together instructions for the crafts they would have made at the museum, so that you can make them at home. This month’s theme is Recycling and how ... Read more
In Medieval times, there was a common belief that illnesses such as Ague (malaria) and the Black Death Plague were caused by the smells in the air, so people carried small pouches of aromatic herbs that they could hold to their nose when they encountered a really bad smell. The rich carried theirs in pomanders, ... Read more
Our learning volunteers have loved seeing the crafts you’ve come up with so far, so they’ve created another set of instructions for you to make some more at home. The PDF below contains instructions on how to make beautiful suncatchers, wind chimes and a wind spiral. Please continue to share your creations with us on Facebook @Denny.Farmland and Twitter @FarmlandMuseum as ... Read more
Our volunteers are really missing the opportunity to hold craft activity afternoons for our younger visitors, so Ros and Ann have put together a fun set of tasks for you to work on at home instead. The PDF below contains instructions on how to make pretty flowers, friendly snails and cute critter bookmarks. Please continue to share ... Read more