The theme of Mary Arden's house is devoted to the history of farming and agriculture in the region. The exhibits in the outbuildings include a stable and barn, a wheelwrights shop, tack room and stables. The country trades are well presented and examples show how the tools were used. The Blacksmith's trade and carpentry section depicts country life as it would have been up to the turn of the 20th Century.
We visited on 'Apple
Day', dedicated to the numerous varieties of apple, when a host of
country trades and traditional skills were presented with real live
demonstrations and presentations.