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Learn the Basics of Ploughing

Join our very own World champion ploughman Jim Elliott for a day of toil and learn the basics of ploughing a field with heavy horses. Suitable for beginners.


Course Dates:

  • New dates coming soon, please email Tanya Wills for more details.


  • £175 per person, lunch included.

Book your place now!

Please note: courses are currently only available for those aged 18 and over, tram and steam engine driver experiences are limited to those aged 21 and over.

Please note that due to circumstances beyond our control, the Museum reserves the right to change or alter course dates at any time. Should this situation arise, the customer will be offered an alternate date, a full refund or an option to attend a different course where possible. Download our full terms & conditions here.

To book a place on a course please contact 
Group and Venue Sales Team: or phone 0191 370 4025 - Monday to Friday, 9am to 4pm.

For further details on each course please contact Tanya Wills: