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“Farm Life in Jersey”

Hamptonne Country Life Museum
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Jersey Heritage Pass: 4 for 3 Attractions
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 27 May to 10 September - Daily - 10am to 5pm 11 September to 29 October - Open for pre-booked groups only. Dating back to the 15th Century the house and farm are brought to life with characters from the Island's past. Explore the orchard and learn about bygone crafts and quirky traditions from the resident Goodwyf. Find out more about our history of cider making and Jersey apples. During the summer visitors can meet the Hamptonne piglets and calves in the traditional farm-stead with outdoor yard and mud bath and Jersey cows graze in the fields at Hamptonne . Special events will take place throughout the year for all the family to enjoy, including the annual Fais'sie d'Cidre, and a sensational blend of sounds and cider. Find out about our Heritage Pass - four visitor attractions for the price of three on our website or at any of our visitor attractions.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access, Food available for purchase, Activities for young children, Activities for older children
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
“Farm Life in Jersey”
Reviewed June 18, 2012

A non working farm with some equipment if that is what you like. Worth a visit to see what rural Jersey was about

Visited June 2012
Thank MrsBarnes11
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northern ireland
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14 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed March 9, 2012

A wonderful old farm.only open for short periods of time. Lots of history dating back to before CHARLES the 2nd became king.The goodwyfe tells a good tale.The cider weekend in October is a must to see.The horse moving the stone to crush the apples and then the old press that is used to press the crushed apples to make the lovely cider.this is not sold in the shops,but can sample last years batch.Lots to do and see that weekend for everybody including a music night.See and buy cabbage loaves cooked in the old ovens,taste the Jersey wonders fresh from the ovens.go into the house and see the goodwyfe and myself cooking steak ,onions mash potatoes for the men and youngsters in the barn pressing the apples.Yes i did say myself as im a volunteer for this event.Our family holiday is based around cider weekend every year.Fun for all.If you are over at that time please come and say hello to us

Visited October 2011
Thank jerseywonder59
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Burnley, United Kingdom
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84 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed August 11, 2011

Clearly this museum used to be really good - good reviews on here and in guide books but what a big disappointment it is clearly losing money and trying to save money - it seemed run down - the staff seemed disinterested - the cafe that claimed to do all home cook Jersey food was just selling pre-packed sandwiches and a couple of cakes that the young girl serving didn't even know what they were! What a waste of £20.70 to get in and £20 on pre-packed food!!

Visited August 2011
1 Thank ruthbeau77
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13 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“A step back in time”
Reviewed April 7, 2009

Hamptonne is a great day out for all ages and you can quite easily loose yourself here for a few hours.
Going on a day when the sun is shining adds to the attraction but there are enought buildings for you to go in if it was to rain.
There is a gift shop and a cafe, where the meals are all freshly home made and wonderful, and great local treats like the cabbage bread.
You wonder around the fields with the hens & chicks and just step back in time, you could easily see yourself living there. The houses & barns are great and cool against the sunshine but fires are alight on cooler days.
They have a good number of animals here, which are great for the kids of any age and they all have name and you can stroke them.
Well worth a visit and a meal.

3 Thank artictruckgirl
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London, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“a real treat”
Reviewed August 20, 2008

a great place to go, the house of is full of beautiful antiques and the farm has all of the orginal farm untensils in it, really really good.

1 Thank Justtrytolikeme
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