The Richard Jefferies Museum in Swindon will reopen to the public today following refurbishment.
The Museum is housed in the farmhouse at Coate, where Richard Jefferies was born in 1848. Situated within the surroundings of Coate Water, the Museum features some of the memento's of Richard Jefferies (1848 -1887), one of England's most individual writers on nature and the countryside.
The Museum includes first editions of many of Richard Jefferies writings, the manuscript of 'Wood Magic' and family photographs and memorabilia. Parts of the building have been restored to create the atmosphere of a mid to late 19th Century farmhouse with a cheese room.
The museum will be open to the public on the second Wednesday of each month, 10:00am – 4:00pm and every Sunday, 2:00pm – 5:00pm.Jefferies is one of this blog's heroes. I wrote my Masters dissertation on him many years ago.