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Willow Sculpture Trail

Discover our new trail on a walk to the farm.

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Some delightful new animal sculptures have arrived at the National Museum of Rural Life.

Inspired by the wildlife often spotted around the museum site and the animal residents at our farm, willow artist Anna Cross has created a beautiful collection of willow sculptures for you to discover as you explore outdoors. Anna used a range of willow varieties to capture the character of the animals, from our well-loved farm cat to a soaring buzzard.

Download a trail map and see if you can find all seven types of willow animal on a walk to the farm. You'll also discover some fascinating facts about willow itself!

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Bring the new trail with you to the museum and make the most of your visit. Copies are also available at the museum.

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Two children looking close-up to. a pheasant sculpture made of willow.

A pig sculpture made of willow.

Photos © Ruth Armstrong Photography

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Museum reopening

Our museums are now open and tickets are available to book. We can't wait to welcome you back.

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