Farming changed the relationship between humans and nature forever, transforming the landscape and creating a bond between people, land, and animals. Behátland means ‘promised land’ in Old English.

Explore the theme of agriculture through the ages at Jarrow Hall. See finds from the excavations of the Jarrow Monastery which are not usually on display, including a selection from the large quantity of animal bones which were found on site. What tools would the Anglo-Saxons have used? How can we approach the future of farming? You’ll learn about the different types of animal who live on our farm and find out how agriculture has changed over time.

Find out more by visiting ‘Behátland, Farming in the time of Anglo-Saxons and Beyond’, an exhibition which covers our entire museum, including our farm and village!

Don’t forget to pick up your trail sheets from reception – can you figure out the riddles?” 

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