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Within the parish of Rowner, surrounded by woodland, lies the 17th century village of Little Woodham.  A visit here will allow you to step inside the pages of history books, to open the doors of real homes and immerse yourself in the everyday life in a small village.

You may meet the seamstress embroidering elaborate decorations on clothing for the wealthy members of the parish, or she may simply be repairing a pair of britches!  You may find the weavers busily spinning wool or weaving beautiful cloths or see the potter at his wheel throwing pots or firing up his kiln.  You’ll often hear the chopping of wood at the sawyers, or the rhythmic banging of metal at the blacksmith’s forge, or you might just hear a mother telling tales of faeries to her children.

 

Come and visit us and immerse yourself in the 17th century for your own unique experience of the everyday lives, stories and crafts behind the history you know.

 

PUBLIC OPEN DATES FOR 2024:

April

Saturday 6th - Soldier Encampment

*pre-booking essential

Sunday 7th - Soldier Encampment

*pre-booking essential

Saturday 20th

Sunday 21st

May

Saturday 4th

Sunday 5th

Monday 6th - May Day

*pre-booking essential

Saturday 25th

Sunday 26th

Monday 27th

June

Saturday 8th

Sunday 9th

Saturday 22nd

Sunday 23rd

July

Saturday 13th

Sunday 14th

Saturday 27th

Sunday 28th

August

Thursday 1st

Friday 2nd

Saturday 3rd

Sunday 4th

Saturday 10th

Sunday 11th

Monday 12th

Tuesday 13th

Saturday 24th

Sunday 25th

Monday 26th

September

Saturday 7th

Sunday 8th

Saturday 21st

Sunday 22nd

October

Saturday 5th

Sunday 6th

Saturday 19th

Sunday 20th

 

No booking is required unless stated otherwise.

* Pre-booking required for these events.  Details to follow .

 

For schools and group opening dates please see the schools information page.

Please note that groups, including Home Education groups, are welcome to attend on public open dates without prior booking.

Opening times:
10.30 - 4.30
Last admission 3.30
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