Cogges Manor Farm Museum


Cogges Manor Farm Museum

Cogges Manor Farm Museum is in Church Lane, Witney, Oxfordshire, England. It is a working museum that depicts Oxfordshire rural life in Victorian times. It is set in an historic Manor house and Cotswold stone farm buildings.

It is a traditional farmstead with its original Cotswold buildings and is home to representatives of the traditional breeds of farm animals, including cows, sheep, pigs and chickens.

The displays of farm implements and machinery and the regular demonstrations of farm work such as handmilking and buttermaking help bring the displays to life. Visitors can converse with the dairy maids, farm staff and house staff, who are traditionally garbed and going about the daily duties of that era.

The history of the house, parts of which are more than 700 years old, is on show upstairs. In the activities room, children can try on Victorian clothes and play with replica toys and games of the period.

Regular activities include demonstrations of handmilking, feeding the pigs, buttermaking (on most Sunday afternoons) and the work of the Victorian maids in the Manor House.

The museum lays on theme weekends, daily activities for children and families in the school holidays and summer evening performances.

External links

* [http://www.witney.net/cogges-manor-farm-museum.htm Cogges Manor Farm Museum] — Details of Cogges Manor Farm Museum in Witney
* [http://www.cotswold.gov.uk/nqcontent.cfm?a_id=1160&tt=cotswold Local Government site with details of the museum]


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