Summer events at Abbey Barn
The Abbey Barn as usual has all sorts of activities on offer, August to October: demonstrations of lacemaking, stick weaving, spinning, rag rugs, weaving, braid weaving, cidermaking and cooking with apples. There’s even a session entitled “Try your hand at Victorian laundry”. There are also farmhouse teas that you learn to cook yourself, a talk about the Women’s Land Army, a visit by the Duke of Monmouth’s garrison, and a Henry VIII impersonator doing Henry’s Horrid History.
Meanwhile, watercolours by Lucy Willis are on display throughout August. The September–October exhibitions are “Prints, pots and chairs” (by Print Southwest, Rodney Lawrence and Elizabeth Raeburn, Lorraine Houlden) and “Portraits of the Somerset carnivals” (Terry Flaxton).
Details: 83 1197. Admission to the Rural Life Museum is free.