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Museum - Farm, free entry

Heaven Farm

Heaven Farm

Contact

Mr John Butler

01825 790226

Address

Furners Green,
UCKFIELD,
East Sussex,
TN22 3RD

Details

Heaven Farm is a unique place to visit where you can walk along the Bluebell Nature Trail through beautiful and peaceful Sussex woodland, visit a craft shop and at weekends, the ancient farm museum, finishing with a traditional Sussex cream tea in the Stable Tea Rooms.

The farm homestead was built to a grand design around 1830 at the height of a great depression lasting over 30 years and provides an almost unique picture of farming at that period. There are many surprises and unusual true stores – how time has stood still at this farm.

Museum
The history of the farm is well documented back to the year 1387. The present buildings were erected in 1830 by a rich 19th century landowner as his model home farm. For their day they represented the last word in modern planning and their remarkable state of preservation recaptures a picture of a typical Victorian farm and have remained almost unchanged for over 185 years.
Impractical today for modern farming, they house a collection of farming and domestic bygones. The cowshed still remains as it was when cows were kept there 60 years ago, whilst the dairy shows milking, cream setting and butter making equipment of the past. Skills of the wheelwright, blacksmith, village carpenter, shoe mender, gamekeeper and poacher are all displayed, along with coppicing, woodland management and country crafts.

Oasthouse
The Oasthouse with its kiln shows all the stages of drying and packing hops for the breweries. Here you will find ‘Grandma’s, a Victorian kitchen.

In all, the museum illustrates the flow change in the farming and domestic ways of life of the families who have lived here – from the first farmer of 1830 to the demise of his grandchildren’s generation in the 1950s.

Prices

Free entry

Location

Directions

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Map reference: TQ 409253  Lat: 51.00982 Long: 0.00708

Situated on A275 half way between Danehill and Sheffield Park.