Home What was hop farming? What was hopping down in Kent? Pictures, maps & games Teacher's notes

Welcome to Hopping Down in Kent

"If you go down hopping, Hopping down in Kent,
You'll see old mother Riley A- putting up her tent.
With an ee-aye-o, ee-aye-o, ee-aye-ee-aye-o"

For a chance to pick hops yourself and see the last traditionally fired Oast house in operation, why not visit the Museum of Kent Life during our annual Hop Picking Festival in September (see the Museum website for details).


View our video clips - click on the images above for some examples