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Saddler’s Workshop

The Saddler’s workshop is on the upper floor at the far end of the yard wing and is equipped with leather-working tools from the end of the 19th century. Typical of the craft are the crescent-shaped knives used for cutting leather.

Opening hours

Sat 18/6 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sun 19/6 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Mon 11/7 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tue 12/7 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wed 13/7 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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The saddles on the trestle by the door, one of them a beautifully worked lady’s saddle, are examples of the skills of former times. There were substantial numbers of saddlers during the long period when horses and carts were the principal means of transport and there was a demand for harness. Saddlers also made trunks and cases as well as upholstering carriages. This led to their being much in demand as upholsterers when motor vehicles were introduced.

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