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The Gift Shop

Every visitor enters the museum through the Shop, but many of us don't really notice it!

Inside the shop we probably stop at the till just long enough to pay for our entry tickets, but why not look around and see what else is there…

There is a surprising variety of items to buy and keep, from interesting books about us or something to eat through to something for the kids amongst us to enjoy owning!

Teddies Miscellaneous Items Very local Honey! RLC Coloured Pencils All you desire

With such a wide choice available, spend some time looking around: you will find that perfect gift and keepsake at the Rural Life Centre shop.

We stock a range of items we know you will love, including:


Once you are outside the shop again, remember to look out for The Royal Warrant Holder's Coat of Arms.
You will see it mounted proudly on the outside wall of the Shop. Make sure to have a good look at it!

Royal Coat of Arms outside the Shop Royal Coat of Arms

The spectacular Coat of Arms was removed from the premises of J. Gibbs Ltd. on the closure of their business. They had acquired it from a general hardware store in Windsor, Wellmans in Peacod Street. Significant repair work was done on it before Gibbs' obtained it - One of the lion's legs has been repaired with wood fixed on – can you see which it is?

The Coat-of-Arms was originally removed from Wellmans by Gibbs' work manager, Jack Best. Jack worked for Gibbs all his life. He joined the firm at age 14, becoming works manager and eventually overseeing its closure.


Profit from the Shop passes directly to the Rural Life Centre (Old Kiln Museum) charitable funds.