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Events and Activities

Spring Industrial Trains

15 April 2018

Narrow gauge action on the Museum’s railway, plus demonstrations runs with the Road Machine contractors’ monorail. With our resident steam trains enjoy riding the railway around the site

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Spring Bus Day

22 April 2018

Enjoy your first opportunity of the season to ride the historic buses around the museum, with a wonderful display of our Museum buses and some visiting exhibitors. Enjoy a ride on our narrow gauge railway, with one of our resident steam trains running on this day.

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‘Inspired by Nature’ creative weekend

27 April 2018 to 29 April 2018

A short break where you can indulge your love of nature, hone your creative skills and enjoy some fantastic food and drink. On Friday evening, you’ll take a night-time safari and starlight supper and we’ll search out the beautiful song of the nightingale, which has inspired so many musicians and artists. On Saturday, choose from […]

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Make a Rush Foraging Basket

28 April 2018

Come and make a foraging basket using true English rush (Schoenoplectus lacustris). English rush is a delightful material to work with, a native plant with a long history of use in basket making. With Ruby Taylor. Book your place

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Stationary Engines

29 April 2018

With a collection of stationary engines, associated machinery to watch and enjoy, our exhibitors providing stationary engines on display highlighting the history of industry and technology from a time gone by. We aim to provide something of interest for both the enthusiast and the general public, by presenting a cross-section of engines and their associated […]

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Wood from the Trees

05 May 2018

This new event for 2018 will be showcasing wood associated heritage crafts at the Museum, with some craftspeople demonstrating their skills. Also as part of this event the Museum will be launching our new ‘Heritage Crafts Education Programme’. Come along to see what craft courses will be on offer, speak to the craftspeople and watch […]

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Classic Motorcycle Day

06 May 2018

Our Motorcycle show will host a wide cross-section of machines for the education and entertainment of the public, which will provide an enjoyable day for visitors and exhibitors in the picturesque grounds of the Museum. This show aims to celebrate the history of British Motorcycling with Motorcycles up to 1990. On this day beautifully maintained […]

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Minis at the Quarry

12 May 2018

New for 2018, we are hosting a ‘Mini Day’, welcoming Minis of all types from the earliest Sevens through to the final Sportspacks and everything in-between. We welcome owners and clubs to book into this event, it is free to enter. Please contact the Museum office for more information. Come and discover the Mini scene, […]

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Commercial Vehicles

13 May 2018

This event will host a display of interesting and historic commercial vehicles from before and after the Second World War. With our resident steam trains enjoy riding the railway around the site.

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Home Front Weekend

19 May 2018 to 20 May 2018

Step back in time to the 1940’s and learn about the role of the Home Front during the wartime period. You are welcomed to come dressed up to join in with the nostalgia of this event. With so much to see and explore, enjoy a great day out for the whole family. Enjoy a ride […]

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