The Penny Farthing was invented in 1871 by James Starley. This charming 'museum' is in reality a tearoom with the world's largest collection of Penny Farthings suspended from the ceiling. The adjoining Courtyard Coffee House is themed with Penny Farthing decorations. The courtyard is decked out with a selection of classic road signs humorously pointing the way to Lands End and John o'Groats, as well as a sign declaring free tea for all customers with Penny Farthings.
Interesting penny farthings, and I love the little train winding its way around the coffee rooms. I recommend the cream tea, and for a change try the delicious refreshing mixed berry fruit tea. - mrs foster