Jarrow Hall and the ‘Promised Land’

Jarrow Hall Anglo-Saxon Farm and Village reopened the museum on the 20th May, with an indoor trail ‘Quest of Riddles’ to accompany the new site-wide exhibition, Behátland.

Behátland means ‘promised land’ in Old English. Farming changed the relationship between humans and nature forever, transforming the landscape and creating a bond between people, land, and animals. The exhibition allows to to explore the theme of agriculture through time. To Learn about the different types of animal who live on our farm and find out how agriculture has changed.

There is also an outside trail which is available at reception. New interpretation boards on the farm link the animals to the collections more closely together, and give additional information about the breeds, and how Anglo-Saxons would have cared for the animals.

Visitors can see our new wood sculptures! Watch out for Grendel lurking in the swamp—it won’t be long until Beowulf arrives. Also we have built a new Grubenhaus, which can be seen down in the village.


Building the Grubhut

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.

We’re currently accepting school enquiries, including for digital sessions (We have recently delivered a session to a school in Florida USA)! Contact: Education.Stan@groundwork.org.uk

You can also visit our newly revamped website https://jarrowhall.com/