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.  Opening dates updated below for 2022.

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 2022

Here are the updated dates for 2022 whenthe wonderful volunteers can welcome you to visit.


15th – 17th


5th – 6th

7th  Special Craft Day

20 – 21st

27th – 29th  Bank Holiday weekend


17th – 18th


1st – 2nd

7th – 9th

Why not pay Little Woodham a visit, if you like thatch and history it could be a match made in heaven.  Please check their website to confirm dates

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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