Clumber Park launches new Willow Farm exhibition

The National Trust’s Clumber Park has opened a new exhibition featuring a collection of Victorian farm machinery, similar to that used on Home Farm at Clumber Park.

The machinery has been donated by Geoffrey Allen, of Willow Farm in Retford.

Willow Farm in Hardwick Village is open on Wednesdays from 11am to 3pm for visitors to learn about the history of the Home Farm at Clumber Park, ‘Hardwick Grange’. Discover how the Victorians shaped modern farming and hear about the work of the Land Girls at Clumber Park during the first and second world wars.

Danielle Brown, Clumber Park’s Chapel Officer who oversees the exhibition said, “This is a great new facility for telling more of the social history of the Estate, and as it is still in its infancy there are many new opportunities for volunteering.”

To find out more about volunteering at Clumber Park, contact Annie Bethell on 01909 544918.

Children’s activity sheets are available and school visits to Willow Farm are encouraged.

For more details about this, and more on the National Trust Clumber Park, visit www.nationaltrust.org.uk/clumberpark, follow us on Twitter @NTClumberPark or find the attraction on Facebook at NT Clumber Park.