The Barn and surrounds are being restored and reconfigured as a multi purpose space to support Furnace Brook’s ancillary needs over the coming years,

The activities planned and underway include beer and cider production, mushroom growing, the creation of various artisan products and the provision of training and education..

The space is available, by arrangement, for community events and educational visits.

The interior now incorporates some unique artifacts and displays of rural life on the Home Front during world war 2, including material regarding the land army and the challenges the country faced in becoming self sufficient in food supply.. These themes, underpinned by community cohesion and resilience, are seen as particularly relevant for the times we currently live in.