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Pitstone Green Farm Museum,

Pitstone Green Museum, in Hertfordshire is based in the once redundant buildings of an old Victorian farm. Nestling in the shadow of Ivinghoe Beacon, it captures the spirit of a bygone age when life was harder but slower than it is today. The museum is run entirely by volunteers so is only open occasionally but is well worth a visit. The main attraction for me was the great barn. It is an eight bay, timber framed barn built in 1810 although some parts of it may be from an earlier barn. It contains a display of carts, farm wagons and farm machinery and is also used for exhibitions and craft fairs. Outside under a lean-to is a large, working racksaw for sawing large timbers.

Other buildings include the stables from the days when horse power was used  for transport, pulling ploughs and driving farm machinery. There is also a traction engine, a model railway and of course a cafe & toilets.

The Great Barn

The Racksaw

Inside the stables