Jarrow Hall Anglo-Saxon Farm and Village is set to open on Tuesday March 13th, with the site’s Bede Museum to follow in May once restrictions allow.
Rebecca Maw, Operations Manager – Communities, Groundwork South & North Tyneside, which operates the site, said: “We are delighted to be reopening and our small team are working extremely hard behind the scenes to ensure the site can safely welcome visitors back.
Our website seen a revamp over lockdown and we have some new additions to the site including a new exhibition, sculptures, goats and improved fencing and we can’t wait for our wonderful visitors to see. We are also starting an exciting project to repair our Grubenhaus (re) construction”
Those hoping to visit the site will have to book a timed slot online prior to attending and Jarrow Hall will be releasing more information on additional safety and social distancing measures from 2nd April via its website.
Acle reenactors will be encamped in the Anglo- Saxon Village on 17th and 18th April, and there will be a new exhibition on display in the Farm with a family trail included in ticket price.
After the success of last year’s pilot of paying once and visiting all season, this will be continued in 2021, with a small increase in price of a ticket.
Set across 11 acres, Jarrow Hall features a museum dedicated to exploring the life and legacy of Bede, alongside reconstructed Anglo-Saxon dwellings and an extensive farm home to rare-breed and rescued animals.
Animals include curly-coated pigs, Dexter bullocks, sheep, goats, ducks, chickens and more, our farm houses rare breed and rescued individuals which are representatives of the kinds of animals that would have been present 1300 years ago.
The centre is suitable for visitors of all ages and pet-friendly.