Agricultural Museums in UK

Agrotechnomarket.com - There are many agricultural museum in UK, about 50 farm machinery museum across England. As you know that agriculture is the foundation of every sectors including business, industries and some others. Significant scientific and technological advances was thought to have occurred the agricultural revolution in British, like in the mid 1700s the introduction of steam power improved productivity and technology. The following is 5 Farm Museums in UK.


National Museum of Rural Life


Source: nms.ac.uk
The purpose of establishment of National Museum of Rural Life is to discover how 300 years of farming and rural home life have shaped and altered Scotland’s countryside. Visitors can see farm machineries including harvesters, tractors, threshers and other inventions designed to make farming life more effective and profitable, and find out how machines have increasingly replaced people in farming.

Visitors will be inveted to make a tour in period farmhouse. They will sense how living on a farm was really like more than 50 years ago. With each season there's always something fresh to see, from new born lambs and Clydesdale horses to harvesting and haymaking.

Visitors will see how the experts milk real dairy cows in 1950s byre, then visit model of ‘Clover the Cow’ to try their own hand. How much will they get in the bucket?.

Garden Detectives

Inspired by the work of Charles Darwin, Garden Detectives turns the ordinary into the extraordinary. Take a larger-than-life look at plants and flowers, learn fascinating facts about nature and experience all the sounds and smells of a real garden without getting hands dirt

The Yorkshire Museum of Farming

The Yorkshire Museum of Farming is a charitable trust dedicated to the preservation of the history of farming in Yorkshire and further afield. The museum is located at Murton Park, near the village of Murton which lies just outside York. Murton Park is also home to the Danelaw Centre for Living History, The Derwent Valley Light Railway, The York and District Beekeepers Association and is also the base for the York and District Guild of Spinners, Weavers, and Dyers.

The Yorkshire Museum of Farming is only museum in the district specifically dedicated to the agricultural history of the Ridings of Yorkshire which encompass diverse terrain from the Wolds and the coastal North York Moors to the Pennine Dales, and are noted for both livestock and arable farming. For More information go to: http://www.murtonpark.co.uk.

The Ferguson Family Museum 


Inside Ferguson Museum


The Ferguson Family Museum was opened in 2003 by the grandson of Harry Ferguson. It is very much a personal and privately owned museum that tells the life and achievements of Harry Ferguson. Having grown up as one of eleven children on a farm in Ireland he went on to become one of the 20th century’s most famous of agricultural inventors.

The museum is located alongside the working organic farm of Harry Ferguson Farms Ltd at Kings Manor Freshwater Isle of Wight. The museum has a good view within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with views across the River Yar estuary. The museum contains numerous unique exhibits and photos and museum curator, Peter Warr, who worked for Harry Ferguson for many years, provides a wealth of information and anecdotes that bring the museum alive.


The Irish Agricultural Museum

The Irish Agricultural Museum is housed in the former farm buildings of Johnstown Castle Estate. The collection was started by Dr Austin O’Sullivan in the early 1970s prompted by the need to preserve material evidence relating to agriculture and rural life in general in Ireland. A company in the form of a non-trading co-operative was incorporated in 1976 to further the aims of the museum – to generate a holistic approach to the history of Irish agriculture, encompassing all aspects of farming and rural life ranging from working the land to running the household.

The museum, which was officially opened by President Hillery in 1979, has greatly enlarged since its early days and the displays now occupy around 1,600 square metres of gallery space. It attracts around 14,000 paying visitors per annum.

Norfolk Museums Service (NMS)

Norfolk Museums Service (NMS) was established in 1974 when the County and District Councils in Norfolk agreed to delegate their museum powers to a Joint Committee to manage museums through a countywide Museums Service.

NMS is now regarded as one of the leading museum services in the UK. In 2012 NMS was one of 16 museums and museum consortia to be awarded Major Partner Museum status by Arts Council England.