*Update – the gardens are now closed until spring 2024*

In the warmer weather, a visit to the museum isn’t complete without exploring our beautiful gardens including a Walled Kitchen Garden and Woodland Walk.

Walled Garden

Visit our beautiful Walled Garden filled with seasonal fruit and veg and colourful flowers. It evokes the character of a working Victorian Kitchen Garden.

Girl Dressed As A Butterfly in the Walled Garden


We have two hives in our Walled Garden, home to 120,000 honeybees in the summer. Please keep a safe distance while they are busy working and saving the planet.

Honeybees in the Walled Garden

Woodland Walk

Pull on your wellies and explore our hidden woodland. Climb under old tyres, make a den and play in the mud kitchen. Open during museum hours (April - October)

Mud Kitchen Sign

Winter Garden

A winter garden was a must for Victorian high society. Today you can still enjoy the tropical planting and enjoy unrivalled views of the park.

Winter Garden