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“Great field trip”

Coggeshall Farm Museum
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Ranked #7 of 20 things to do in Bristol
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Reviewed July 2, 2013

I set up a field trip here with 5 families. What a great day.

It was nice to step back in time and have someone to answer all of our questions and give us lots of information to help us understand why things were done the way they were and how some of that has evolved today.

They are very dedicated to keeping the heritage breeds going strong.

The kids were able to milk one of the cows & one was able to milk their newest cow who they are trying to get used to being milked in public. They fed the chickens, sheep & turkeys. Brushed the cows and the HUGE ox.

We were also able to just walk around, take in the sights and enjoy a very nice morning with hardworking people who take the time to share their love and knowledge of history with children.

They are closed on Mondays. Keep in mind this is a WORKING farm museum, so the staff is very happy to answer questions, but they do have to keep working while doing so & may be unavailable for part of your visit.

Thank travelingclark
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Reviewed June 8, 2013

there was no staff available. There was nobody around at all. We thought it was closed and left. During certain times it is a great educational atmosphere

Thank whomamamaria
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Reviewed May 27, 2013

My husband and I frequently like to do cooking classes while on vacation. While researching the area, we saw that Coggeshall had a hearth cooking class and signed up for it. Before the class started we were able to walk around the grounds and see all the buildings and animals. The class itself is all about replicating cooking as it was done in 1799. This includes going out to the garden to harvest the vegetables, going to the barn to search for eggs, and cooking in the original hearth. The educational aspect and the hands on experience were the highlights of the class. The part that we weren't expecting was eating in the dark and cleaning with 1799 soap. Overall it was a good experince, but be prepared that everything will be done as it was in 1799!

Thank challengefish
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Reviewed May 4, 2013

My two children & myself spent an idyllic two hours at the farm this Saturday. The staff was amazing very much in love with their work, & took the time to answer the questions the boys had about everything. The boys even got to help collect eggs, & learned how to trick the geese into thinking you are a bigger goose. This is a very hands on museum, just so long as you pay attention to the very few rules & are gentle.

It was very peaceful & we are already planning our next visit!

http://sophie-files.blogspot.com/2013/05/an-afternoon-on-farm.html

Thank Sophie G
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Reviewed November 11, 2012

Both of my children went here on a preschool field trip. It is a great local spot for kids to see what it was like living on a farm in colonial times. For preschoolers it was the perfect size, as they got to see what the house was like and how they cooked, plus they were able to actually feed the animals and "help out" around the farm. A nice place to spend a couple of hours.

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