|Ferguson Family Museum
King's Manor Farm|
Ferguson Family Museum
The Ferguson Family Museum was opened in 2003 by the grandson of Harry Ferguson. It is very much a personal and privately owned collection but tells the fascinating story of a man of great passion, creativity and inspiration. Having grown up as one of eleven children on a farm in Ireland he went on to become one of the 20th century’s most celebrated inventors and pioneers.|
The collection celebrates the life and achievements of Harry Ferguson. It depicts his life and interests in the world of agriculture, aviation and motor racing. He is nowadays most famous for his “Little Grey Fergie” tractor. However many people are unaware of his engineering achievements in the worlds of aviation and motorsport. His vision saw a legacy of invention and design which are still an integral part of modern tractors, cars and aeroplanes.
The museum contains numerous unique exhibits and photos and museum curator, Peter Warr, who worked for Harry Ferguson for many years, provides a wealth of information and anecdotes that bring the museum alive.
The museum is located alongside the working organic farm of Harry Ferguson Farms Ltd at Kings Manor Freshwater Isle of Wight. The surrounding countryside is some of the finest in the country set within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with views across the River Yar estuary. It is only a short walk from the pretty village of Yarmouth, with pubs and restaurants near by.
The museum is open by appointment only but warmly welcomes enthusiasts and clubs by prior arrangement. We are also able to offer the museum as a venue for meetings, AGMs etc to interested clubs and groups. For further information please contact Peter Warr or Karen Arnold on 01983 752347.