Little Woodham - A 1642 Living History Village

Little Woodham - A 1642 Living History Village Meet the villagers dressed in historical period costume who will involve you and your children in their daily lives at the start of the English Civil War

Please see our website for opening dates. In 2021 booking will be essential.

Operating as usual

We are now closed until Easter 2022.  But before we go we wanted to share these photos of some of the people who make Li...
12/10/2021

We are now closed until Easter 2022. But before we go we wanted to share these photos of some of the people who make Little Woodham such a special place. Thank you to all our wonderful volunteers who bring the sleepy little hamlet to life!

Ps: Thank you to the photographers who generously let me share these photos!

Our October dates are SOLD OUT.Sorry if you missed the chance to visit us this year.  We hope to have next year's open d...
05/10/2021

Our October dates are SOLD OUT.

Sorry if you missed the chance to visit us this year. We hope to have next year's open dates finalised soon. Once we can confirm the dates they'll be posted here and on the website.

Our October dates are SOLD OUT.

Sorry if you missed the chance to visit us this year. We hope to have next year's open dates finalised soon. Once we can confirm the dates they'll be posted here and on the website.

What a fantastic weekend we had over the August Bank Holiday! Our next open weekend is October 9th and 10th. Entry is st...
04/09/2021

What a fantastic weekend we had over the August Bank Holiday! Our next open weekend is October 9th and 10th. Entry is strictly by pre-booked tickets to help us manage numbers in the village.

Tickets are available via our website www.littlewoodham.org.uk

We are delighted to announce that we will be open for the following dates:Saturday 28th AugustSunday 29th AugustBH Monda...
05/08/2021

We are delighted to announce that we will be open for the following dates:

Saturday 28th August
Sunday 29th August
BH Monday 30th August

Saturday 9th October
Sunday 10th October

BOOKING WILL BE ESSENTIAL. There will be no admission without a pre-booked ticket.

Tickets are available via our website www.littlewoodham.org.uk

We look forward to seeing you!

We are delighted to announce that we will be open for the following dates:

Saturday 28th August
Sunday 29th August
BH Monday 30th August

Saturday 9th October
Sunday 10th October

BOOKING WILL BE ESSENTIAL. There will be no admission without a pre-booked ticket.

Tickets are available via our website www.littlewoodham.org.uk

We look forward to seeing you!

What a wonderful first day we have had! Thank you to everyone who made today so special, and we look forward to seeing m...
31/07/2021

What a wonderful first day we have had! Thank you to everyone who made today so special, and we look forward to seeing more visitors tomorrow and Monday!

Two more sleeps until our first open day in far too long!  There are a few spaces left to book via our website.  Hopeful...
29/07/2021

Two more sleeps until our first open day in far too long! There are a few spaces left to book via our website.

Hopefully we will have more open days to come, so if you miss out this time we hope to see you soon. Watch this space for details!

Two more sleeps until our first open day in far too long! There are a few spaces left to book via our website.

Hopefully we will have more open days to come, so if you miss out this time we hope to see you soon. Watch this space for details!

Walking Tudor Britain with Suzannah Lipscomb was on Channel 5s tonight, filmed in part at Little Woodham! If you didn't ...
13/07/2021

Walking Tudor Britain with Suzannah Lipscomb was on Channel 5s tonight, filmed in part at Little Woodham! If you didn't see it, hopefully you'll be able to find it on catch-up.

Walking Tudor Britain with Suzannah Lipscomb was on Channel 5s tonight, filmed in part at Little Woodham! If you didn't see it, hopefully you'll be able to find it on catch-up.

Little Woodham is open from Saturday 31st July - Monday 2nd August.BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL!Little Woodham is committed to k...
10/07/2021

Little Woodham is open from Saturday 31st July - Monday 2nd August.

BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL!

Little Woodham is committed to keeping all of its lovely volunteers and visitors safe and we have been working hard to put safety measures in place.

To ensure social distancing restrictions can be maintained, entry to the Museum site will be through timed, pre-booked tickets only.

Places are limited, so please check the website for details!

www.littlewoodham.org.uk

Assuming all goes well we are planning on opening for more weekends. Watch this spot!

Little Woodham is open from Saturday 31st July - Monday 2nd August.

BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL!

Little Woodham is committed to keeping all of its lovely volunteers and visitors safe and we have been working hard to put safety measures in place.

To ensure social distancing restrictions can be maintained, entry to the Museum site will be through timed, pre-booked tickets only.

Places are limited, so please check the website for details!

www.littlewoodham.org.uk

Assuming all goes well we are planning on opening for more weekends. Watch this spot!

We are fine tuning plans to reopen on the weekend of 31st July and we can't wait to welcome visitors back into our villa...
30/05/2021

We are fine tuning plans to reopen on the weekend of 31st July and we can't wait to welcome visitors back into our village!

Details to follow, but please be aware that booking will be essential.

Picture credit: Di Alexander

We are fine tuning plans to reopen on the weekend of 31st July and we can't wait to welcome visitors back into our village!

Details to follow, but please be aware that booking will be essential.

Picture credit: Di Alexander

Sadly we won't be open for the Easter Weekend. As soon as we have further information we will let you know.In the meanti...
31/03/2021

Sadly we won't be open for the Easter Weekend. As soon as we have further information we will let you know.

In the meantime, have a Happy Easter, and we hope to see you soon!

Sadly we won't be open for the Easter Weekend. As soon as we have further information we will let you know.

In the meantime, have a Happy Easter, and we hope to see you soon!

It's beginning to feel a little autumnal in the village!
25/09/2020

It's beginning to feel a little autumnal in the village!

Yesterday  I took a walk down to the village to have a look around.  It's very peaceful,  but really missing the visitor...
12/09/2020

Yesterday I took a walk down to the village to have a look around. It's very peaceful, but really missing the visitors. Fingers crossed we'll be able to open next season as usual.

Covid update:Little Woodham remains closed for the foreseeable future. We have completed a Covid risk assessment and dis...
20/07/2020

Covid update:

Little Woodham remains closed for the foreseeable future.

We have completed a Covid risk assessment and discussed various options as to how we can open up but we can't currently see how we can do it safely.

We believe that one of the best things about Little Woodham are our lovely volunteers who truly bring the village to life. In the current situation, many of these volunteers aren't able to attend. Without them the village just becomes buildings, and not the experience we want you all to have.

We will of course keep you updated. In the meantime, stay healthy.

The Little Woodham team

One of the villagers put this on our private FB group, but I wanted to share it with you....A very quiet bank holiday we...
25/05/2020

One of the villagers put this on our private FB group, but I wanted to share it with you....

A very quiet bank holiday weekend in the village, although it has a “Brigadoon” feeling of coming alive when there is some woodsmoke drifting between the trees and something cooking for lunch
... although it felt a bit odd not being in costume.. .

Even more alive when other villagers also drifted in albeit by non-period ‘horse’ and ‘ carriage’ and in modern vestments...... (I too had ridden my steed to get there, along from Crofton Parish through the Alver Valley)
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I hope everyone is keeping sane & well in these strangest of times xx

26/04/2020

A deserted Little Woodham in the sunshine.

In the light of Coronavirus, we have made the decision that we will not be opening this Easter, and quite possibly won’t...
17/03/2020

In the light of Coronavirus, we have made the decision that we will not be opening this Easter, and quite possibly won’t be open until mid-June. Fingers crossed that life returns to normal soon for us all! In the meantime, stay safe and healthy, and enjoy this old photo of the village - one of my favourites!

05/03/2020
Mayflower 400 DVD

This is a fascinating project to produce a DVD about The Mayflower and the events proceeding it. Have a look - you might see some familiar faces!

Exploring the historical back-story of the Mayflower and Speedwell sailing in 1620, and the reasons for the ‘Great Migration’ to the New World.

For further information visit: www.mayflower-400.com

Video Production by www.focusbiz.co.uk

That's us finished for the season. Thank you to everyone who made the 2019 season such a success!  We open up again for ...
14/10/2019

That's us finished for the season. Thank you to everyone who made the 2019 season such a success! We open up again for Easter 2020.

The 2019 season is coming to a close (and some people are getting a little tired!!)Our last open days this year are:🌳  S...
22/09/2019

The 2019 season is coming to a close (and some people are getting a little tired!!)

Our last open days this year are:

🌳 Sunday 6th October
🌳 Saturday 12th October, and
🌳 Sunday 13th October

Hope to see you soon!

For those of you who missed it!
24/08/2019
Spirit of the South: The living history village ... Little Woodham in Gosport

For those of you who missed it!

Little Woodham is a tiny village in the middle of the town of Gosport in Hampshire. It is also known as the 'Living history village'. The attraction is a technology-free zone with no electric lights, televisions, computers or central heating. The residents of Little Woodham are volunteers with a pas...

Hope to see you there!
03/08/2019

Hope to see you there!

Successful 17th century kiln firing on Sunday! By the end of the day, the Potter and his team were somewhat shattered bu...
29/07/2019

Successful 17th century kiln firing on Sunday! By the end of the day, the Potter and his team were somewhat shattered but still smiling. They celebrated with clay baked trout (with sausages for Tricia!)

Today was a special day for us at Little Woodham as we celebrated our 35th anniversary.  We were joined by a few of the ...
20/07/2019

Today was a special day for us at Little Woodham as we celebrated our 35th anniversary. We were joined by a few of the founding members, Caroline Dineage MP, councillors and other people who have supported us over the past 35 years.

Having recently secured a 10 year lease for the ground on which the village is built, we presented a peppercorn rent to the Deputy Mayor of Gosport, Mrs Zoe Huggins.

Here's to the next 35 years!

Today we've been getting ready for the new season. Little Woodham opens up again for Easter weekend! Hope to see you soo...
14/04/2019

Today we've been getting ready for the new season. Little Woodham opens up again for Easter weekend! Hope to see you soon.

17/03/2019

Whilst the hungry gap is still biting, here are some of the first few signs of this year's crop.

UPDATE: A huge thank you to everyone who shared this appeal! We had a good number of volunteers, some of whom are visiti...
23/02/2019

UPDATE: A huge thank you to everyone who shared this appeal! We had a good number of volunteers, some of whom are visiting over the Easter weekend, so hopefully we’ve solved this problem!

Thank you all again. It makes us proud to be part of this local community. Hoping to see you over the next few months in Little Woodham.

HELP NEEDED!

We urgently need a volunteer to help us in the shop. Duties involve opening and closing up, taking entrance fees, selling merchandise from the gift shop and making hot drinks. Full support and training will be provided.

We are going to struggle this year without some extra support, so if you feel that you are able to help out, please email our Secretary Jon on [email protected]

For a full list of public opening days, follow this link www.littlewoodham.org.uk/admission-prices

Thank you

This week we were host to a great group of students working on their final film for university.
03/02/2019

This week we were host to a great group of students working on their final film for university.

There's a new fence around the apothecarys garden to keep the deer out!
23/01/2019

There's a new fence around the apothecarys garden to keep the deer out!

What are your favourite memories of your visit to Little Woodham? We’re beginning to think of the 2019 season and would ...
10/01/2019

What are your favourite memories of your visit to Little Woodham? We’re beginning to think of the 2019 season and would like to hear what you enjoyed so we can repeat it!

We would like to wish a Merry Christmas and a Happy New year to you from all at Little Woodham.Pictures from our Carol c...
22/12/2018

We would like to wish a Merry Christmas and a Happy New year to you from all at Little Woodham.

Pictures from our Carol concert in the Alehouse.

Back in February, under a cloud of secrecy, Little Woodham was visited by Doctor Who.  The BBC have now released a littl...
10/11/2018

Back in February, under a cloud of secrecy, Little Woodham was visited by Doctor Who.

The BBC have now released a little information about the episode and given us an airing date.

"The Doctor, Ryan, Graham and Yaz arrive in 17th century Lancashire and become embroiled in a witch trial, run by the local landowner. As fear stalks the land, the arrival of King James I only serves to intensify the witch hunt. But is there something even more dangerous at work? Can the Doctor and friends keep the people of Bilehurst Cragg safe from all the forces that are massing in the land?"

Since February various rumours have been banded about, but finally we get to know the truth when episode 8, 'The Witchfinders' will be aired on 25th November.

The Gunpowder Plot. Within living memory of many of the villagers!
05/11/2018
Historic UK

The Gunpowder Plot. Within living memory of many of the villagers!

Remember, Remember, the Fifth of November: Gunpowder, Treason and Plot! It's Bonfire Night - but why do we set fire to the guy and let off fireworks?

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Little Woodham Howe Road
Gosport
PO13 8AB

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