Little Woodham 17th Century Village

Where is Little Woodham?

Another interesting location to visit with some great thatched buildings is Little Woodham 17th Century Village.  Located in the Parish of Rowner, in Hampshire this village allows visitors to step inside pages of history.

Little Woodham Living History Village, Grange Farm, Little Woodham Ln, Howe Road, Gosport, Hampshire. PO13 8AB

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About Little Woodham

Little Woodham is an open air museum which has been providing a unique experience for over 30 years.  It is an independent charity and the village only exists due to time given by their dedicated volunteers.

Schools, groups and the public visit to immerse themselves in the everyday life, stories and crafts of a small village hundreds of years ago.

This village has also been used as a film and TV set for many different UK and international film companies.  The thatch has surely been an important part in this being  chosen?  The most recent use was for Dr Who!

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The Site at Little Woodham

The village at Little Woodham is situated in a wooded area.  On arrival, note the toilet facilities are in the car park.  There is an entrance area with a souvenir shop, which also sells hot and cold drinks and a small selection of snacks.  There is a picnic area in the grounds (but not in the village itself).

Little Woodham has several lovely thatched buildings. Here you can not only look but enter these buildings and really get a feel for the 17th century living. Workshops, cottages, an alehouse, a hovel and a forge all to visit.

This lovely site and the houses have easy access for wheelchair users.  They are dog friendly so well behaved dogs on leads are welcome.

Please note, that there is no smoking in and around the village due to the fire risk.

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What to see at Little Woodham

When you enter the village of Little Woodham, you will see the village, thatched cottages, workshops and other buildings, their contents and a variety of villagers who will be re-enacting the daily routines and tasks of the 17th Century.

As the village is staffed by volunteers the people you may meet vary but include:

  • Alehouse keeper
  • Blacksmith
  • Button maker
  • Farmer and his wife
  • Housewives
  • Lace maker
  • Musketeer
  • Peddler
  • Potter
  • Sawyer
  • Scribe
  • Seamstress
  • Soldier / Archer
  • Traveling trickster
  • Weavers and spinners
  • Wheelwright
  • Wood Turner
  • Wool dyers

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Little Woodham Opening times 2018

Opening from April until October.  Special events are highlighted in brackets.

Open from 10:30am – 4:30 pm (last entry 3:30pm)

  • Adult = £5.00
  • Child = £4.00 (under 3’s are free)
  • ​Family = £16.00 (2 Adults + 3 Children)
  • OAP = £4.00

April 2018

  • Sunday 29th

May 2018

  • Saturday 5th
  • Sunday 6th
  • Monday 7th (May Day)
  • Sunday 20th
  • Saturday 26th
  • Sunday 27th
  • Monday 28th

June 2018

  • Sunday 10th
  • Saturday 16th
  • Sunday 17th

July 2018

  • Sunday 1st
  • Saturday 7th
  • Sunday 8th
  • Sunday 29th (kiln firing)
  • Monday 30th
  • Tuesday 31st

August 2018

  • Wednesday 1st
  • Thursday 2nd
  • Friday 3rd
  • Saturday 5th (Craft Day)
  • Sunday 19th
  • Monday 20th
  • Tuesday 21st
  • Wednesday 22nd
  • Thursday 23rd
  • Friday 24th
  • Saturday 25th
  • Sunday 26th
  • Monday 27th

September 2018

  • Sunday 30th

October 2018

  • Saturday 6th
  • Sunday 7th

Why not pay Little Woodham a visit, if you like thatch and history it could be a match made in heaven

Helping at Little Woodham?

Are you interested in becoming a volunteer at Little Woodham?   As a villager or even behind the scenes you will be welcomed.  Get in touch when you visit or send an email via the website.

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