Before the arrival of the tractor, Shires and other working horses were a common sight on farmland and across the countryside.
The Hertfordshire Heavy Horse Association return to the Museum with a wonderful array of heavy horse breeds such as Shires, Suffolk Punches and Clydesdales. See the spectacular sights of these wonderful animals parading in the arena, pulling traditional horse drawn vehicles and farming equipment.
Throughout the day at intervals visitors may also be able to see pairs of horses working in the Museum fields demonstrating the type of work undertaken by the horse in traditional farming in the Chilterns. Demonstrations may include hay making - mowing, turning and sledging, horse logging in the woods and ploughing in the Museum's arable fields.
12.00 pm and 3.00 pm
In association with the Hertfordshire Heavy Horse Association (www.hhha.co.uk)
Normal Museum admission prices apply.
Candle making available - additional charges apply.
In addition, all the Museum's buildings will be open to visitors.