The Milking Parlour

The Milking Parlour is an immersive exhibition exploring the values and connections we hold towards our food and farming system in the UK.


21 Apr - 25 Apr

How Much



At-Bristol's Anchor Square

Who for


About The Milking Parlour

Nessie Reid, Rural Artist in Residence for Cape Farewell, is living with two pure-bred Guernsey cows in the centre of Bristol for 4 nights and 5 days. 

Visit Nessie in a temporary milking parlour outside At-Bristol in the city centre, where she will be spending her time with cows Meadowsweet and Alisa.

Each day, during milking sessions and the discussion forum, dairy farmers and others will be present giving an opportunity for you to ask any questions.

Milking Times

  • Breakfast milking - 8.30am
  • Lunch milking  - 1.30pm
  • Tea time milking - 6.30pm

Duration: 45 mins


Discussion Forum

  • 5.30pm every day

Duration: 1 hour


PLUS inside we'll be doing our Easy Cheesy! activity in the At-Bristol Kitchen at 11am and 3.15pm on Saturday and Sunday. Learn the science behind turning milk into cheese, then taste the results of your experiment - yum! (Times may vary so do check on the day)


More information

The Milking Parlour is a space to inspire dialogue and debate between the farming community and the public. The project is an 18 month research and performance based piece exploring some of the values and relationships we hold towards our food and our farming history.

Want to know more? Download the Q&A document below

Visit the project website:

(Photo: Nessie Reid)