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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 2023:

April:

Friday 7th - Good Friday

Saturday 8th

Sunday 9th -  Easter Sunday

Monday 10th - Easter Monday

Saturday 29th

Sunday 30th

May:

Bank Holiday Monday 1st - May Day Celebrations

Sunday 7th

Bank Holiday Monday 8th

Friday 19th

Saturday 20th

Sunday 21st

June:

Friday 2nd

Saturday 3rd

Sunday 4th

Saturday 24th

Sunday 25th

July:

Saturday 1st

Sunday 2nd

Monday 3rd

Friday 14th

Saturday 15th

Sunday 16th

August:

Friday 4th 

Saturday 5th 

Sunday 6th

Saturday 19th

Sunday 20th

Saturday 26th

Sunday 27th - Craft through the ages

Bank Holiday Monday 28th

September:

Saturday 16th

Sunday 17th

Saturday 30th

October:

Sunday 1st

Friday 6th

Saturday 7th

Sunday 8th

 

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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