History of Agriculture
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.