The Village Church Farm

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Church Farm Museum

The Village Church Farm, formerly known as Church Farm Museum, is an open-air museum of local and agricultural history near Skegness, Lincolnshire, England.[1]

There are a number of traditional indigenous buildings, including:

  • A thatched "mud and Stud" cottage, moved from the nearby village of Withern.
  • The original 18th-century farmhouse.
  • 19th-century stable block
  • 19th-century cowshed

The museum holds exhibitions of 19th- and 20th-century farm implements and machinery, and displays about traditional breeds such as the Red Poll cattle, and the Longwool Sheep. There are no beasts on site. It opens daily from Easter to 31 October, and admission is free.

In 2009 Church Farm Museum won the People's Choice Award at the Lincolnshire Renaissance Heritage Awards.[2]

The museum is now re-branded as 'The Village - Church Farm'. Following cuts by Lincoln County Council, and a fire of the mud and stud cottage, it has been run by a charity and has received help from volunteers.[3]

See also

Gordon Boswell Romany Museum, Spalding

References

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  2. "Church Farm Museum tops polls again", Lincolnshire Echo, 22 July 2009, Retrieved 19 October 2014
  3. "BBC News". BBC News. 15 April 2011. Retrieved 29 May 2011.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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