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Weald and Downland Museum to hold guided tours

Peter Ginn and Ruth Goodman are filmikng for Tudor Abbey Farm at the Weald and Downland Museum ENGSUS00120130808164807

Peter Ginn and Ruth Goodman are filmikng for Tudor Abbey Farm at the Weald and Downland Museum ENGSUS00120130808164807

A MUSEUM is opening its doors for guided tours after it hosted a successful television series.

The Weald and Downland Museum in Singleton was shown at peak-time viewing on BBC2 throughout the autumn and the new 
year with Tudor Monastery Farm.

Historian Ruth Goodman, a leading specialist in Tudor domestic life, and archaeologists Peter Ginn and Tom Pinfold took on the roles of lay folk.

A spokesman for the museum said: “Audience figures totalled 10.85 million, well above the average for the channel’s time slot, and fans of the show were able to watch an extra programme filmed specially for the Christmas period.”

The series followed the presenters as they grew a crop of field peas, drove the oxen, sickled the barley, reaped, brewed and gleaned, made paper, sheared sheep and built 
a pigsty.

Now, the museum is offering guided walks around the site, stopping at key points where scenes from Tudor Monastery Farm was filmed.

The walk will take in a large part of the 50-acre site and fans will be able find out what went on behind the scenes from volunteers who worked on the series. Call 01243 811021 to book a tour.

 

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