Coffee Shop & Gift Shop

The Old School Canteen

Photo of the old school canteen

The old School Canteen

The Old School Canteen cafe is proving tremendously popular. The space has been completely refurbished to create a warm, intimate space to meet up with friends or have refreshments as part of your visit. There is a new and extended menu, and it is licensed for alcohol sales too. You can book afternoon teas for that special occasion –¬†telephone the cafe direct on (01652) 636053. ¬†Our new proprietor, Ruthanne Dent, has lots of exciting ideas for creating a unique experience that is becoming the talk of the town!

Has it’s own Facebook page if you want to keep up to date on whats happening.

Opening times

The Old School Canteen will be open between 10am and 4pm Thursday to Sunday.


Gift shop

View of the Museum Shop

Museum shop

The museum shop provides an excellent range of educational and fun gift items related to the themes of the school.

It’s the perfect place to buy a unique treat. There is a mixture of products that are historically based, from traditional wooden toys and games to craft kits, activity books and colouring books, starting at 50p.

You can also find books, stationery, colouring postcards, fridge magnets and greetings cards including Christmas cards for the festive season.