Swinford Museum Events

Swinford Museum

The Museum had a great opening day on Sunday 5th May with over 60 visitors. The Filkins Belles rang their bells (!!) which was very well received by all.

The Museum is now open on the first and third Sunday of each month until mid-September. See dates below:

Sunday 2nd and 16th June
Sunday 23rd June - Special opening alongside the NGS Filkins Open Garden afternoon.
Sunday 7th and 21st July
Sunday 4th and 18th August
Sunday 1st and 15th September

There is no admission charge but all donations to keep the Museum running are more than welcome. The Museum is fully accessible.

This year's exhibits are as follows:
'Music in the community' compiled by Jennifer Skellington and incorporates various aspects of how music has been involved with village activity over the years and present day.
'Farming with Horses' takes a look at how horses were used on the farm prior to tractors with a quiz for the children to identify various pieces of harness.
'Stone Masonry in the Village' which displays the tools, implements and photographs of stone masonry and the quarries in Filkins.

We welcome group visits whereby we offer a visit of the museum, a history tour of the village followed by a Filkins cream tea in a garden, weather permitting of course. Do please call for Diane Blackett 01367-860504 for more information to make a booking.

Please telephone either Diane Blackett on 01367-860504 or Peter Gray 01367-860331 for more information.