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The Village, Church Farm

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Group visit with 50 people

A wonderful place to visit with so much history attached to it. The old buildings with their... read more

Reviewed 2 May 2018
JohnMSpilsby
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Spilsby
Hidden place of interest 😀

We have been going to Skegness for as long as i can remember but never knew about this farm museum... read more

Reviewed 29 April 2018
Brenda S
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Shepshed, United Kingdom
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About
Lincolnshire's only open air museum set in 3 archers of gardens & orchard a short distance from center of Skegness. We have the oldest residence in Skegness, a Mud & Stud Cottage, historic farm machinery, a Richard Hornsby Traction Engine in full...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Church Road South, Skegness PE25 2HF, England
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+44 1754 766658
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 22 March 2015

I visited this place with a group of adults with learning disabilities and staff, having never heard of it and not knowing anything about it. The staff were very welcoming of our group and the atmosphere was calm and happy. We were given a tour...More

5  Thank Laura N
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 5 March 2015

I love History, and spend a lot of my free time visiting museums, castles, old houses, etc. However I had never been to The Village and I'm not sure I would visit again in a hurry as I don't feel it is quite up to...More

3  Thank emtrey
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Reviewed 2 May 2018

A wonderful place to visit with so much history attached to it. The old buildings with their contents are a window on past times. The staff/volunteers are helpful, knowledgeable and friendly. There is a tea room where snacks and drinks are available at reasonable prices....More

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Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

We have been going to Skegness for as long as i can remember but never knew about this farm museum. Its not a massive place but so very interesting and nostalgic you can go into the farmhouse which looks like time has stood still its...More

Thank Brenda S
Trevor M, Manager at The Village, Church Farm, responded to this reviewResponded 30 April 2018

Thank you so glad you enjoyed it.

Reviewed 17 April 2018

Amounts to the hustle & bustle of this thriving East Coast Resort - well worth a trip if you want to go back in time & get an glimpse into Old Skegness.

1  Thank 488allisonp
Reviewed 11 April 2018 via mobile

Brilliant day even dog friendly. Friendly staff that know there stuff good clean cafe area couldn't wish for anything better

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Trevor M, Manager at The Village, Church Farm, responded to this reviewResponded 12 April 2018

Thank you so much, glad to enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

We read the reviews on TripAdvisor and decided to visit. What quaint amazing place the history of " How we used to live" is amazing. Wonderful staff very friendly and knowledgeable. Had a wonderful few hours. The fruit cake was wonderful. Lee & Jayne

Thank Jayne C
Trevor M, Manager at The Village, Church Farm, responded to this reviewResponded 9 April 2018

Thank you, so glad you enjoyed your visit. Please tell your friends and call again. TM

Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

We visited last weekend along with our 2 small dogs. We'd been a few years previous. It's a lovely little museum, with reconstructed houses based around an old farmhouse. I really think skegnedd council should be pushing this place more as it's a great resource...More

1  Thank Natalie B
Trevor M, Manager at The Village, Church Farm, responded to this reviewResponded 4 April 2018

Thank you so much for this great review. Our volunteers work tirelessly to keep our museum going and your remarks will cheer them greatly. Do come and visit us again. Trevor

Reviewed 23 January 2018

This place is excellent for children and adults a alike the owners are brilliant the cafe is good there’s no cost although you can make a donation like we did , we have been here about three times and will be going again

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Trevor M, Manager at The Village, Church Farm, responded to this reviewResponded 24 January 2018

Thank you so much, we rely on donations and great reviews like yours.

Reviewed 22 January 2018

We were driving around Skegness on a cold and dreary January day looking for a nice cafe, and saw the brown tourist signs to "The Village". We hadn't seen anywhere enticing for a stop so decided to chance this. We were so glad that we...More

1  Thank Gill F
Trevor M, Manager at The Village, Church Farm, responded to this reviewResponded 24 January 2018

Thank you so much for your visit and great review. Our volunteers work very hard to make the site welcoming and they will be cheered by your comments.

Reviewed 24 December 2017 via mobile

Myself and the family visited last weekend for the first time and have to say we all really enjoyed ourselves. The volunteers were so friendly and knowledgeable, taking time to explain exhibits and even let my two nephews feed the chickens. Thank you!

Thank Rebecca C
Trevor M, Manager at The Village, Church Farm, responded to this reviewResponded 26 December 2017

Thank you for your visit and review, so glad you enjoyed it. Please let your friends know about The Village.

Reviewed 24 December 2017 via mobile

This place is a true hidden gem which we all really enjoyed. Although not somewhere you could spend all day you could easily kill 2-3hrs here even in the winter. The volunteers have great knowledge and allowed the kids to go onto the traction engine...More

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Trevor M, Manager at The Village, Church Farm, responded to this reviewResponded 26 December 2017

Thank you for visiting and leaving a review. Please come again and bring your friends in the summer.

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Sarah W
20 August 2018|
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Response from Trevor M | Property representative |
Yes they are, we just ask for them to be kept on a lead ( we have chickens and rabbits) and they are walked before entry to keep site as clean as possible. We hope you will enjoy your visit.
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josie2015561
12 March 2018|
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Response from Trevor M | Property representative |
Sorry for delay. We are Lincolnshires only open air museum with many things to see. WWII exhibit, rare breed chickens, Steam Traction Engine, events, Tea Room, disabled friendly. Closed Thursday. Times 10-4.
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exercet
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Response from Ann G | Reviewed this property |
Yes this site is wheelchair friendly.
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