Wednesday, 28 October 2020

Somerset Rural Life Museum first time visit

 Mr S and I thoroughly enjoyed our two hours at the Somerset Rural Life Museum in Glastonbury.  We booked our slot and visited just before half term.  There is ample free parking at the rear of the Museum, with the entrance at the side of the great barn.

Outside in the 'farm yard' a farm horse in old iron stands strong and patient...'Punch' is a life sized sculpture by Artist Harriet Mead.

As a break we enjoyed a drink in the cafe, and how refreshing they had local apple juice!  

Lots to see, to read, and well worth revisiting with our annual passes...

Butter moulds...

my favourite...

The dairy industry and reputation of milk and cheese producers is without equal..."by 1950 Somerset had become the leading producer milk producer in England". 

The farmhouse kitchen set out as it would have been in the mid 1940's was filled with interesting pieces...and opened at just the right page for me, I have a Rhubarb and Fig preserve recipe!

And just as then, so we find Somerset people a friendly bunch, but not unpolished....


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    1. Normally I rather dislike words painted on walls, but there were so many good quotes painted in places, including one in the ladies' loo, which I also had to photograph.