The Village, Church Farm
The Village, Church Farm
4.5
Monday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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 working order and so much more. You can finish off your visit in our Tea Room, The Haven.
Duration: 2-3 hours
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  • loulou10_4
    Wakefield, United Kingdom137 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Hidden Gem fun for ALL
    Fantastic day out for all. Lots to see & do. Interesting farming history & farmhouse. Friendly volunteers. Great selection of world war artefacts and the volunteer was great explaining them to us. Finished day with a cup of tea & cake In tearoom. Could do with better advertising as we saw “the village” on tourist sign but thought it was hotel, not museum. Such a shame as this is definitely a hidden gem in Skegness.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 19 September 2023
  • Tina P
    Hatfield, United Kingdom5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A fabulous little gem in Skegness
    Amazing place to visit the past. We loved the farm house and cottage in particular. We were treated with a sighting of a deer in the orchard. The staff were knowledgeable and passionate. The War exhibit was closed as the team member who oversees it was not there, but they were happy to open it up for us to have a look. If you are vising Skegness, we highly recommend calling in. It's off Lincoln Rd so not a long walk from the centre of town and there is parking on site. They have a website where events are listed too.
    Visited May 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 14 May 2024
  • Julia G
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Excellent place to visit and accessible for scooter users
    Excellent place to visit and accessible for scooter users. I only went because my husband wanted to go, I thought I'd be bored. How wrong could I be! I thoroughly enjoyed myself. There was so many interesting things to see and I even got to climb up onto Tom the ancient steam engine. The staff (of volunteers) were very friendly, chatty and knowledgeable, making the whole experience even more interesting. Afterwards we enjoyed a extremely tasty cheese burger in the cafe, I just wished I'd had room for a slice of the rather delicious looking cakes they had on offer. All together a great day out
    Visited May 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 17 May 2024
  • Julie C
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The Village Church Farm- Skegness (a hidden little gem)
    Only recently heard about The Village (Church Farm) here in Skegness, had a very enjoyable couple of hours wondering around this little museum, fascinating and amazing looking at this little corner of history in beautiful surroundings. Run mainly by volunteers and entrance is by donation so you give what you can afford. Lovely little coffee shop and the cakes yummy recommend a visit for the nostalgia and the coffee.
    Visited June 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 18 June 2024
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Amy W
1 contribution
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020
The site is lovely. The buildings such as the farmhouse and thatched cottage are beautiful and it is nice to be able to look around them.

I remember this site in it's hay day. It was well maintained with pieces for the museum carefully chosen. Sadly however when the council considered closure and the current volunteers stepped up to save it, it's careful maintenance was lost and it looks like a dumping ground for all the new volunteers collectibles that their husbands/wives won't allow them to keep at home.

The current volunteers who run it have tried to display everything at once and as such it all looks very cluttered. One volunteer told me that one of the buildings held all his memorabilia - although there was lots of interesting things there, there was far too much to be able to really notice anything. When he asked me how I found it and I stated that it felt too cluttered, he seemed to be annoyed rather than taking some polite constructive criticism. It could be improved by selecting only a few pieces and displaying them for a few months and then rotating them for other pieces to keep it tidier, more interesting and provide a variety for returning visitors.

The farm house is also far too cluttered, mixing objects from various historical periods.

The thatched cottage garden used to grow lots of vegetables as it would've during it's period, now however it is mostly just weeds.

Various rooms contain bags of cement (or something similar)/ modern day repair equipment - this ruins the look.

The school room was in a lovely sized room and it has now been moved into a small room in the back of the farm house. It's position within the house looks completely out of place and is far too squashed in.

I'm sure visitors to the museum who have never been before will enjoy and appreciate it, however, having known how good it could be, I cannot help but feel disappointment in how it is looking now.
Written 1 August 2020
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Andy B
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021 • Couples
Excellent origins of Skegness preserved at this entirely volunteer-run museum. The historic buildings are very well presented and the dedicated voluneers on site are very knowledgeable. They are also very frenlyso do have a go chat w/o them. The cafe has a very good range of refreshments and the small gift shop stocks a range of locally produced items.
Written 15 June 2021
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Barbara F
Ipswich, UK30 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021
This was one of the most interesting and well laid out places we have visited in a long time. It helped I am sure that it was a beautiful sunny day. The gentleman who talked to us about the traction engine was full of passion for his project, quite rightly, and we could have listened to him all day. The house is well laid out and full of interesting memorabilia. There is also an area relating to WW1 and WW2, corn dollies and a model railway. The ukulele band were having their rehearsals on the green which added to the atmosphere. For a small 'museum' it had so much to see. We easily spent a couple of hours here, including a very nice coffee and scone in the sunshine.
Written 19 June 2021
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Julie C
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Couples
Only recently heard about The Village (Church Farm) here in Skegness, had a very enjoyable couple of hours wondering around this little museum, fascinating and amazing looking at this little corner of history in beautiful surroundings. Run mainly by volunteers and entrance is by donation so you give what you can afford. Lovely little coffee shop and the cakes yummy recommend a visit for the nostalgia and the coffee.
Written 18 June 2024
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Dawn B
7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Couples
What a lovely little place run by volunteers who really know their stuff. I had a couple of interesting conversations about some of the displays, there's even a dummy cow that you can milk. I'm a wheelchair user and found it quite easy to get around although one or two things were inaccessible which is to be expected in original old buildings. Rounded off the visit with a cuppa and delicious home made cake in the tearoom which is very reasonably priced. We will return.
Written 1 August 2022
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NicolaCB
Robertsbridge, UK3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021
Visited The Village at Church Farm today. Excellent Really enjoyed the way it was laid out. Lots of exhibits with snippets of information and helpful people to ask questions. Entry is by donation - they should charge!!
Written 28 June 2021
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jeddy10
Nottingham, UK13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021 • Friends
A lovely escape from the commercialised Skegness. An interesting location which brings country to the town. Part of history preserved for all visitors with very friendly staff who will give you information about the history of the buildings.
The buildings also set up with furniture and goods from years gone by.
Also great to visit if you are into the paranormal with such a rich history.
Written 27 July 2021
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Charles_and_Susan
Nottingham, UK7,263 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Couples
We'd visited previously when we used to live in Skegness but that was over 30 years ago. There's more there now and, if you take your time looking at everything you'd be there two to three hours. It was Easter when we visited so there were stalls and an Easter trail to follow.
Quite a mixed collection, well looked after by volunteers.
We had coffee break and lunch in their cafe and everything was really good.
Written 9 April 2023
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Julia G
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
Excellent place to visit and accessible for scooter users. I only went because my husband wanted to go, I thought I'd be bored. How wrong could I be! I thoroughly enjoyed myself. There was so many interesting things to see and I even got to climb up onto Tom the ancient steam engine. The staff (of volunteers) were very friendly, chatty and knowledgeable, making the whole experience even more interesting. Afterwards we enjoyed a extremely tasty cheese burger in the cafe, I just wished I'd had room for a slice of the rather delicious looking cakes they had on offer. All together a great day out
Written 17 May 2024
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Tina P
Hatfield, UK5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
Amazing place to visit the past. We loved the farm house and cottage in particular. We were treated with a sighting of a deer in the orchard. The staff were knowledgeable and passionate. The War exhibit was closed
as the team member who oversees it was not there, but they were happy to open it up for us to have a look.
If you are vising Skegness, we highly recommend calling in. It's off Lincoln Rd so not a long walk from the centre of town and there is parking on site. They have a website where events are listed too.
Written 14 May 2024
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