Hackett Barn Museum
Hackett Barn Museum is part of the Alford Manor
House Complex. Situated at the rear of the 17th century thatched Manor,
it houses many of the towns historic artifacts. A rare, complete, man-driven,
wheelwrights lathe, complete with tools and samples, is a major exhibit.
A Winnower, Huller and Threshing Machine are reminders of our farming heritage.
Many old workmens tools, including a carpenters chest, complete with all
the tools, that once belonged to one of the towns Doctors, is on display.
A feature is the Bootmakers shop,
with leather patterns, old studded boots, clogs, hobbing iron . Also many
items from one of the towns old chemist shops are in a pharmacy display.
A beautiful Victorian covered hearse is an interesting exhibit. Also an
outside wooden lavatory causes many comments and amusing stories! Many unusual
items donated by local people, and a fine selection of old kitchen memorabilia,
are always on display.
Hackett Barn Opening:-
27th May – 30th September 2013
– Tuesday to Friday 11.00am – 4.00pm
The Hackett barn may be opened at other times by prior arrangement Tel .- Tony on 01 507 463 237