A Visit to Avoncroft Museum

Yesterday, having spent the previous day building furniture, we were keen to get out and about in the fresh air and have a family fun day. We decided to visit  Avoncroft museum.

This was our first time at Avoncroft so we were keen to explore and check out all that it had to offer, but only after refuelling in the pretty tea rooms….

Avoncroft tea room

Boo and Little Man had kids meals of freshly prepared sandwiches and gingerbread men, whilst the Husband and I went for a bacon sarnie and sausage baguette – all were yummy!

I think the tea room set the tone for our visit, too. It felt so relaxed and friendly, with a person touch. That’s the feeling I have about Avoncroft, along with that magical ‘step back in time’ vibe. As a history enthusiast and soon to be history student, it was a great combination for me.

Avoncroft is a collection of buildings and structures collected and rebuilt from various periods in history. In some of the buildings were also actresses ‘living’ in that time, telling us about their lives then and answering any questions we had. Amongst other things, we saw a Tudor home, with a woman cooking her stew, a Victorian toll house, where the lady introduced the kids to toys of that era, and a woman settling in to her knitting in a post war prefab house.

Exploring at Avoncroft

The windmill was a highlight for the children, they were fascinated looking at that…

Avoncroft windmill

Oh, and then there was the space. Plenty of beautiful outdoor space for the kids to run and explore, something that’s always going to make them happy. They found a wild-flower meadow to run around, muddy puddles to splash in, and plenty of walls and structures to clamber up on.

Running around at Avoncroft

Avoncroft museum is quite unlike anywhere we’ve visited before. I enjoyed seeing history brought to life. Little Man says it was ‘fun’ and Boo summed it up as ‘amazing’ – I’d say a good trip all round then!

Have you visited Avoncroft?

Disclosure: We received entry FOC for the purposes of this post, though all words and opinions remain my own

Country Kids from Coombe Mill Family Farm Holidays Cornwall

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18 thoughts on “A Visit to Avoncroft Museum”

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    It’s always a great trip if the whole family had a great time. You’ve captured some lovely moments. I am such a history enthusiast I would love to visit here. I’ve read up on it before and I think it sounds fascinating. I love, like you said, that it’s history brought to life. Having the actresses/actors there must make it such an interesting day out. A real ‘this is how they lived’ day out. x #countrykids

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    Avoncroft always looks like a fab place to visit with the family, I’ve seen loads of fab posts about it and each one shows it off even more. It’s great that you all enjoyed yourselves there and managed to explore so much. Your two look like they’re having a fab time exploring the fields and the houses together, it’s great when they’re learning and bonding together isn’t it? Thanks for linking up with me on Country Kids.

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