History & collections

We have a wide range of objects in our museum collection from farm machinery to household items and historic buildings. It was started by the Friends of Greenfield Valley in the early 1980s and has grown through donations over the years.

The Greenfield Valley Museum opened in 1982 and developed around the agricultural buildings of the original Abbey Farm, which was a working farm until 1979. Buildings rescued from elsewhere in Flintshire were moved here to form an open air museum which included historic farmhouses and a Victorian school house.

The majority of the collections span a date range between 1850 and 1950 covering a variety of themes including agriculture, social history and the industrial history of the local area.

Our history