History of Agriculture

 
Children in Agriculture gallery

Overview

 The History of Agriculture gallery uses real objects and beautiful dioramas (mini reconstructions) to show different farming tools and the jobs that they do – beginning with early ploughs and other soil working machinery, continuing with seed drills, and finishing with crop collecting machinery.

This gallery is divided into three themed sections:

  • The first area tells the story of agriculture through detailed scale models and landscape dioramas.
  • The second bay is filled with lots of farm tools.
  • The final bay contains a diorama sequence which tells the story of the working life of an arable farm as the seasons unfold. It features an original Ferguson tractor, and a cut-away combine harvester with moving parts that can be operated by hand.
Duration:
suggested 15-20 mins
Suitable for:
ages 7-11
Places per session:
n/a
Pre-booking req'd:
no
Supervisory ratio:
1:15
Cost:
free