New historic clothing blog

If you are interested in finding out more about the historic clothing that was worn in Bayleaf Farmhouse, and other buildings at the Museum, please see our new linked blog:

Bayleaf garden blog

In early 2012 members of the Museum interpretation team wrote short articles to share on the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust’s blog to accompany their ‘Say it with Flowers’ exhibition. In our blog we will include these initial posts from Lesley and Carlotta and provide updates and photos later in the year.

Introduction to Bayleaf Farmstead

Bayleaf is a timber-framed hall-house dating mainly from the early 15th century. The central hall, heated by an open fire, is flanked at one end by service rooms and at the other by rooms for the owner and his family. With replica furniture and equipment, the farmstead is presented as it might have been in about 1540.

Two other buildings, Winkhurst Tudor kitchen and Cowfold barn, form part of our Tudor farmstead, which also includes a period garden and orchard.

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