About Us

A hidden gem of the East Coast of Lincolnshire

Opening Times

We are currently closed and will be open again from the 13th February 2023

The Village Church Farm Museum, formerly known as Church Farm Museum, is an open-air Lincolnshire museum of local history which was founded in 1976 as part of the Museum of Lincolnshire Life by Lincolnshire County Council in Skegness, England. In 2010 the Lincolnshire County Council withdrew and in 2011 the museum became a charitable trust run by volunteers.

Visit us today to experience life in a Victorian farmhouse, explore the thatched ‘mud and stud’ farm labourer’s cottage, marvel at Bob the traction engine and much more! We host regular events and exhibits throughout the year. Please check our events page for more information.

WW1 + 2 Exhibit
Victorian school room

Our History

The farmhouse at The Village Church Farm was built back in 1760, making it the oldest house in Skegness! See below for our brief 250+ years of history.

1766

The first recorded tenants of the Farmhouse, are the Enderby family.

1840

During the 1840′s, Skegness was still a small settlement, with approximately 180 inhabitants. Church Farm at this time was mostly pasture, with just fifteen acres attached to the farm.

1849

John H Grantham of Burgh Le Marsh worked the farm but did not reside there.

1870

The farm began to lose land to the development of Skegness.

1934

“Tunny” Tagg was the last baby born in the farmhouse.

1976

The museum opened its doors to the public for the first time under the name ‘Church Farm Museum’.