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Ploughing Experience

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. Participants will require safety shoes or boots.


Course Dates:

Please contact us on 0191 370 4035 to find out available dates.†


  • £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 enginedriver 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 or to find out further details on a course please contact†
Group and Venue Sales Team:† phone 0191 370 4025 - Monday to Friday, 9am to 4pm.