Field to Fork at the Farm
With a £1.3m investment from the Heritage Lottery Fund, our heritage Farm is at the heart of our Field to Fork story. We’ve opened up areas of the Farm never before seen by the public.
Explore our agriculture mill where the original machinery, which supported the production of feed for our animals, has been brought back to life. Hear the original sounds of the working Mill from centuries ago and meet the Miller who will provide a fascinating insight into his work there.
Visit Aunt Mary, making butter in the Caretaker’s House, who will delight in telling you tales of life on the Tatton estate, as well as Mr Wiglesworth, the Land Agent, who ensured that the estate ran smoothly whilst the Egerton family were away from Tatton.
Learn how our cart and rail system supported the movement of produce across the Farm – a technological boon in the Farm which is replicated in the Mansion’s cellars.
You’ll experience soundscapes in the Tack Room and in the Slaughterhouse which sympathetically but honestly reveals fascinating facts about the slaughter of animals from the Farm. The meat was then transported to the Mansion’s kitchens and sustained the Egerton family and their guests.
Also new for 2018 are engaging food demonstrations including cheese making and the chance to enjoy rural farming techniques from centuries past including horse ploughing.
Of course our rare-breed animals continue to take centre stage at the Farm.
You’ll have the opportunity to watch them being fed by our Farm team, take a tour of the piggery, view chicks in the hatchery and find out how the milking process has changed significantly over the years in the Shippon.
Farm Opening Times
Low Season: 28 October 2019 - 27 March 2020
Open weekends and Bank Holidays only.
Open daily for February half term between 8 Feb - 23 Feb 2020 (closed Mon 10 Feb). Open 11am to 4pm (last entry 3pm).