Home Flipbooks Index of Barns Barns by Region Barns by Type Museums The Barn Story Books about barns
web counter

Burwell Museum of Fen Edge Life

The museum at Burwell is fairly small but includes Stevens’ Mill, a windmill just outside the main group of buildings. ”Opened in 1992, it is housed in a collection of different period and period style agricultural buildings. Some are reconstructed from other sites, such as the 18th century timber-framed barn, and others are built in the local style using mainly reclaimed materials, such as the wagon sheds/granary display area.

The displays are set out as 'scenes' (rather like stage sets) with many individual artefacts making each display, in order to give visitors a better idea of how, where and when items were used.

Themes and exhibits include agriculture, period rooms and household items, military life, a blacksmith's shop, a reconstruction of a Roman potter's workshop, Victorian school room, vintage vehicles, carts and farm equipment.” (Wikipedia)