02-05-2020 Update

The charities committee has taken the decision that the Village will not be re-opening until the end of July at the earliest; this is in line with the relevant and most up to date government advice.

17-03-2020 Announcement

Due to the Corona Virus and the latest advice from the UK Government, the Living History Village of Little Woodham will be closed to schools and the public until the end of May at the earliest. This decision will be reviewed on a fortnightly basis, but the period of closure may well have to be extended through the summer.

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 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 her husband’s 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. 



Don't forget to ask questions - we love to share our knowledge.