Jun 10

Lancashire ‘Grown’ exhibition showcasing agricultural history

A new exhibition showcasing Lancashire’s agricultural history is on display at Lancaster City Museum.

The ‘Lancashire Grown’ exhibition runs until Sunday 4 October.


A photograph by Helen Burrow of a Lancashire sheep farm.

Heather Dowler, Lancashire County Council’s manager at Lancaster City Museum, said: “Lancashire has a strong agricultural history. There are a variety of items on display to reflect this, including objects, artwork, photographs and a knitted ‘allotment’ that will grow. They’ve been put together to profile the diversity of crops grown on our fertile land and the tools used to grow them.

“The important story of the typical life of an agricultural worker will also be featured, as well as those people who work the land and grow their own food, usually on an allotment. Hopefully the exhibition will inspire visitors to grow their own at home as well.

“Lancashire Grown also includes artwork and objects showcasing the Helmshore Great House Experimental Farm Project, when new and different farming techniques were used for the first time as a model for the future.”

The exhibition is supported by a varied events programme including craft activities for the family, an art workshop for adults and a demonstration of a new rural archiving project.

Entry to the Lancaster City Museum is free and the exhibition is suitable for everyone.

The museum is run by Lancashire County Council on behalf of Lancaster City Council.

For more information about the exhibition and the events programme, telephone 01524 64637 or email [email protected]

Alternatively, visit www.lancashire.gov.uk/museums.