Take your life in your hands as you travel to, and through, the 18th century!

5th – 6th August

Highwaymen living history event

Highwaymen living history event

Behind the Georgian elegance of wigs and frockcoats there was an everyday world inhabited by ordinary people trying to make an honest, and dishonest, living. With a professional police force belonging to later centuries, the roads are plagued by highwaymen, the inns filled with drunks and gamblers, and the streets inhabited by rogues and thieves. Fortunately, our own thief-taker will be there to guide you, and help recover your stolen property (for a fee, of course).

“Your money or your life?” Will you meet the dreaded Highwaymen?

  • Learn about life in the 18th Century and meet costumed re-enactors in and around the Museum’s buildings and grounds
  • Visit the living history encampment on Leagrave Common and learn about 18th-Century cooking, gun-smithing, tailoring and fabric printing.

Please be aware that all activities are subject to change and weather.

Standard admission prices apply. Free entry for Annual Pass holders.