Plan Your Visit
New Year Winter opening hours apply.
East Bridge in Tilford is closed for emergency repairs until 13th February. Please find an alternative route.
Summer Season (March to November):
10am - 5pm Wednesdays to Sundays plus bank holidays.
We will be closed on August 18th for setting-up Weyfest
Winter Season (November to March):
11am - 4pm Wednesdays and Sundays.
One hour prior to closing.
The Rural Life Centre will be closed over the Christmas period.
|Over 60s / Concessions:||£8.50||£7.50|
|Children Under 5:||Free!|
Pre-booked groups of 10 or more may deduct £1.50 from the above prices if you visit us on a Thursday or a Friday. A 10% discount is available for pre-booked groups of 30 or more visitors.
Coach drivers will be admitted free of charge.
For all admissions, Annual Passes are available. These are economical for anyone visiting several times in a year. It is normally possible to obtain a refund for normal entry tickets bought at the time of purchasing annual passes. Please contact us to request the current costs and types of passes available.
Gift Aided Admission
At the Rural Life Centre we offer you Gift Aided Admission. This includes a voluntary donation on top of your entry fee, which is increased by the Government. This valuable funding helps us continue to develop and protect our museum. Thank you.
Entry prices in blue exclude gift-aid.
Why not book a tour? Learn even more about the museum during an introductory talk and brief tour led by one of our long-standing volunteer guides. An extra £1.50 per person will be added to your admission price.
To discuss your booking, please call us on 01252 795571 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Important Note for Coach Drivers
Due to bridge weight limits and road widths, there is only one practical approach route to the Rural Life Centre: Firstly head for Farnham and follow signs to the station. Do not enter the station forecourt but continue ahead, following the signs to Tilford, this will take you across the level crossing before bearing right up Tilford Road.
Continue along this road crossing straight over at all junctions (ignore the weight limit signs - you will turn off before reaching the bridge to which the signs refer). Just before entering Tilford village you will see the brown signs to the centre, turn right where indicated up Reeds Road.
The centre is about three quarters of a mile further on the right hand side. Hard standing for coaches is provided just inside the entrance on the left.
Disabled parking is located at the top of the drive with space for approximately 5 vehicles. More parking can be made accessible on prior request.
Coach parking will be made available in the main carpark for pre-booked groups.
During events, parking will be available in our neighbouring fields. Please follow the signs and directions of our marshals.
Eating at the Rural Life Centre
The Old Kiln Café offers a seasonal family-friendly menu for light lunches and Sunday roasts. To discuss your requirements or make a booking please call 01252 790831.
Bring a picnic! There are lots of benches and picnic tables located around the museum site.
Dogs are part of the family and will enjoy a good walk around our museum. Why not go further and explore the RSPB reserve as part of your visit? We ask that dogs do remain on leads and please note that at certain times of the year we keep livestock on site.
Education — School visits
Schools are especially welcome to visit us
Get an idea of our site layout and plan your route using our printable maps
How to Find Us
The Rural Life Centre is on Reeds Road halfway between Frensham and Tilford (brown tourist signs). Farnham is approximately 3 miles away.