In 1969, a 4 year old boy found a piece of pottery in the ground. He started a collection and asked his friends to pay a few pennies to have a look at his precious discoveries. He wanted to raise money for children less fortunate. This story touched adults and the little collection grew with him. People started to donate what they had. Most precious objects they cared about that they used every day. The Farmland Museum was born with this inquisitive little boy, Craig Delanoy, who lived in Haddenham. Behind every object, you will see, there is a real person who used it and lived with it. This museum is a big family story. This whole museum started with the wonder of a little boy, so come along wondering what you will find...
free car park, as well as the buggy parking in front of the Education Room
a gift shop, with plenty of tractors, old fashioned games and other inexpensive wonders
disabled toilets and baby changing room
high chairs available in the Tea Room and in the Education Room
games in the Education Room and in the Play shed by the Tea Room (2 tractors to ride on)
a lovely shaded picnic area by the playing area
a playing area with a real tractor to climb on
trails and educational resources to borrow from the Museum shop
Tea Room open during week-ends, bank holidays Mondays and during Half term Wednesdays and Thursdays
At the Farmland Museum and Denny Abbey you will discover stories of Craig Delanoy and his family. Tales about farming, the Fens, basket makers and dairy workers. Tales of the old village shop, the 1940’s cottage and the amazing 12th century Abbey.
During every school holidays (except Christmas), on Wednesdays and Thursdays, from 12 noon to 4pm, Creative Family Activities are offered to every child coming to the museum. These activities included in the admission fees. This afternoons are a chance to make something special together during the holidays. Activities are open to all with the support of an adult. You will explore and discover some aspects of the Museum by creating something unique. Something to excite your curiosity, fire your imagination and then take home.
Mini Picasso’s are 4 sessions a term lasting 45 minutes each of Creative crafts. Conducted by local artist Ann Biggs who is assisted by enthusiastic volunteers Wendy and Cherry, there is no time to get bored.
Mini Picasso’s are open to children from 20 month’s up to 5 years old accompanied by a parent/carer with a maximum of two children per adult. Babies can join brothers and sisters but will need to stay in highchairs during the craft session, so please don’t forget to bring toys or snacks to keep them happy.
You will become as messy as possible so don’t forget to bring appropriate clothes. Every craft you wish to do at home, we offer the opportunity to do it here! The session finishes with tea or coffee for the adults and biscuits for the little ones.