Heritage Open Day: Farnham Hops

What's on
Sat 14 September, 10:00am

Dates & times

  • free, no booking required
museum

Hop back in time as we share stories of Farnham hops and their historic connection to brewing history.

Prized for their delicate flavour, Farnham hops were once an integral part of the town's economy. Throughout the 18th and 19th centuries they fetched consistently higher prices and brought wealth to many Farnham residents (including John Thorne, the hop-merchant who built the house the museum is housed in).

Throughout the day there will be object handling, hands-on activities about the beer making process and a photographic display of hop growing in the local area. The café will also be open, offering locally made beer to enjoy in our walled garden.

This event is part of Heritage Open Days, England’s largest festival of history and culture.

Every September thousands of volunteers across England organise events to celebrate our fantastic history and culture. It's your chance to see hidden places and try out new experiences – all of which are free to explore.