Welcome to the
Rural Life
Living Museum

Bringing Our Rural Heritage To Life

Welcome to the
Rural Life
Living Museum

Bringing Our Rural Heritage To Life

Welcome to the
Rural Life
Living Museum

Bringing Our Rural Heritage To Life

 Coronavirus Update

We are sorry to have to announce that the museum is closed, and due to the current National Lockdown restrictions shall remain so until further notice. We shall update this page once we have more information about reopening.

We shall be available to education professionals from 6 January 2021 for access to educational materials and  virtual classroom sessions.

If you would like to support us, we have opened an online shop here.  All images were taken at the museum by our onsite photographers and all profits go towards the upkeep of the museum.  You can also make a donation here.

Explore & Discover

Rural Life Living Museum - Our History

Our History

Learn how the museum started
Rural Life Living Museum - Exhibits

Our Exhibits

Find out more about our unique collection

Rural Life Living Museum - Schools and Education

Learning

Experience local heritage for all ages
Rural Life Living Museum - Craft Courses

Craft Courses

Experience our vanishing skills courses
Rural Life Living Museum - Venue Hire

Venue Hire

Events made special at the museum
Rural Life Living Museum - Annual Membership

Get Involved

Volunteer, support and donate

What’s On

PLEASE NOTE: Due to concerns about the spread of Corona Virus we have taken the decision to cancel some events. We will update the calendar when we know more.

The museum offers a full programme of events ranging from 1940s weekends to family friendly events, classic vehicle rallies and many more. With something happening on most weekends throughout the summer, it is worth keeping an eye on our diary to make sure you don’t miss out, please see details below.

  • Rural Life Living Museum - Families in the grounds
    3rd June We are hoping to run this event on the first Thursday of June.  We are constantly reviewing the government restrictions regarding Coronavirus and we will keep you updated on the status of this event. Tickets will be released once the Government restrictions have eased and it is deemed safe to run this event.  Watch this space for ticketing updates. Come along to Activity Thursday for a day of crafts and things to make and do during the June half term holiday.
    Activity Thursday
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    3rd June
  • London to Brighton GE Kit and Sports Car Stop Off
    6th June We are hoping to run this event on Sunday 6th June.  We are constantly reviewing the government restrictions regarding Coronavirus and we will keep you updated on the status of this event. This promises to be an exciting morning for motoring enthusiasts as we welcome participants from the London to Brighton GE Kit and Sports Car Run to stop off at the museum on their way to their destination in Brighton. Cars will be arriving between 10am and 1pm but get here early to avoid disappointment.
    London to Brighton GE Kit and Sports Car Stop Off
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    6th June
  • 440 Theatre
    19th June We are hoping to run this event on Saturday 19th June.  We are constantly reviewing the government restrictions regarding Coronavirus and we will keep you updated on the status of this event. Tickets will be released once the Government restrictions have eased and it is deemed safe to run this event.  Watch this space for ticketing updates. Join us for an evening of outdoor theatre.  440 Theatre presents two acts of hilariously fast paced Shakespeare.  Act One: Macbeth and Act Two:  A Midsummer Night's Dream.  Set in the beautiful surroundings of the museum, this high energy performance promises to be an exciting evening.  
    440 Theatre
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    19th June
  • Deeks Cycle Shop
    20th June We are hoping to run this event on Sunday 20th June.  We are constantly reviewing the government restrictions regarding Coronavirus and we will keep you updated on the status of this event. Bring your dad for free!  Voucher code will be available through our online ticketing system once tickets are released.
    Father's Day
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    20th June
  • Jason Buck
    26th June We are hoping to run this event on Saturday 26th June.  We are constantly reviewing the government restrictions regarding Coronavirus and we will keep you updated on the status of this event. Tickets will be released once the Government restrictions have eased and it is deemed safe to run this event.  Watch this space for ticketing updates. Acclaimed storyteller, Jason Buck, returns to the museum for an afternoon and evening of magical  midsummer folklore tales.  We will be offering two storytelling sessions with Jason.  The first at 4pm, is for younger children and the second, at 6pm, is more suited to older children.  
    Midsummer Storytelling
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    26th June
  • Fire Engine
    3rd & 4th July We are hoping to run this event on Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th July.  We are constantly reviewing the government restrictions regarding Coronavirus and we will keep you updated on the status of this event. Tickets will be released once the Government restrictions have eased and it is deemed safe to run this event.  Watch this space for ticketing updates. This weekend, the museum will be welcoming both vintage and more modern fire appliances.  Suitable for the whole family, there will be plenty to see and do with activities and displays throughout the weekend.
    Fire Engines on Show
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    3rd & 4th July
  • Vintage Citroen
    11th July We are hoping to run this event on Sunday 11th July.  We are constantly reviewing the government restrictions regarding Coronavirus and we will keep you updated on the status of this event. Tickets will be released once the Government restrictions have eased and it is deemed safe to run this event.  Watch this space for ticketing updates. A little vintage French class will be added to the museum when a plethora of classic Citroëns and Renaults visit for the day. A great day out for any car lover.
    Citroën & Renault Rally
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    11th July
  • Rustic Sunday 2021
    25th July We are hoping to run this event on its usual Sunday at the end of July.  We are constantly reviewing the government restrictions regarding Coronavirus and we will keep you updated on the status of this event. Tickets will be released once the Government restrictions have eased and it is deemed safe to run this event.  Watch this space for ticketing updates. Join us at the museum for a day of rustic crafts and rural skills.  We welcome back our flagship event that showcases the vanishing skills of the rural countryside as they would have been at the turn of the 19th/20th century.  With lots to see and do it's a fabulous day out for all the family. We are now taking bookings for stalls at this event.   We are looking for people who either trade in rustic crafts or can demonstrate a vanishing rural skill.  If you are a stallholder and sell or demonstrate rustic crafts or you are a local producer please download our stallholder pack.
    Rustic Sunday & Local Producers' Market
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    25th July
  • Rural Life Living Museum - Families in the grounds
    29th July We are hoping to run this event on Thursday 29th July.  We are constantly reviewing the government restrictions regarding Coronavirus and we will keep you updated on the status of this event. Tickets will be released once the Government restrictions have eased and it is deemed safe to run this event.  Watch this space for ticketing updates. Come along to Activity Thursday for a day of crafts and things to make and do during the summer holiday.
    Activity Thursday
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    29th July
  • Rural Life Living Museum - Families in the grounds
    5th August We are hoping to run this event on the first Thursday of August.  We are constantly reviewing the government restrictions regarding Coronavirus and we will keep you updated on the status of this event. Tickets will be released once the Government restrictions have eased and it is deemed safe to run this event.  Watch this space for ticketing updates. Come along to Activity Thursday for a day of crafts and things to make and do during the summer holiday.
    Activity Thursday
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    5th August
  • Ragged Miser: The Crow Show
    7th August 7.30pm-9.30pm We are hoping to run this event on Saturday 7th August.  We are constantly reviewing the government restrictions regarding Coronavirus and we will keep you updated on the status of this event. Tickets will be released once the Government restrictions have eased and it is deemed safe to run this event.  Watch this space for ticketing updates.   Crows, ravens, magpies and their relatives: The corvid COVID antidote of a new show for a reopening world. Award-winning storyteller Jason Buck brings a collection of ancient, traditional and new, original stories and poetry. - 'Rainbow Crow' - 'The Morrigan' (epic poem) - 'The Boy who grew up to be a man, who grew up to be a bird' - 'The Scarecrow who drank so much he thought he was a peacock' More stories to be announced! Ages: Teen and adult (12+)
    Ragged Miser: The Crow Show
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    7th August
  • Rural Life Living Museum - Families in the grounds
    12th August We are hoping to run this event on 12th August.  We are constantly reviewing the government restrictions regarding Coronavirus and we will keep you updated on the status of this event. Tickets will be released once the Government restrictions have eased and it is deemed safe to run this event.  Watch this space for ticketing updates. Come along to Activity Thursday for a day of crafts and things to make and do during the summer holiday.
    Activity Thursday
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    12th August
  • Rural Life Living Museum - Families in the grounds
    19th August We are hoping to run this event on Thursday 19th August.  We are constantly reviewing the government restrictions regarding Coronavirus and we will keep you updated on the status of this event. Tickets will be released once the Government restrictions have eased and it is deemed safe to run this event.  Watch this space for ticketing updates. Come along to Activity Thursday for a day of crafts and things to make and do during the summer holiday.
    Activity Thursday
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    19th August
  • Rural Life Living Museum - Weyfest
    20th, 21st & 22nd August Please check the Weyfest website here for more details.
    Weyfest
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    20th, 21st & 22nd August
  • Rural Life Living Museum - Families in the grounds
    26th August We are hoping to run this event on 26th August.  We are constantly reviewing the government restrictions regarding Coronavirus and we will keep you updated on the status of this event. Tickets will be released once the Government restrictions have eased and it is deemed safe to run this event.  Watch this space for ticketing updates. Come along to Activity Thursday for a day of crafts and things to make and do during the summer holiday.
    Activity Thursday
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    26th August
  • Back to the Future
    3rd September We are hoping to run this event on Friday 3rd September  We are constantly reviewing the government restrictions regarding Coronavirus and we will keep you updated on the status of this event. Tickets will be released once the Government restrictions have eased and it is deemed safe to run this event.  Watch this space for ticketing updates. To kick off the Rural Life Vintage Revival weekend, join us for this 1980s classic time travel adventure starring Michael J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd.  This will be an all weather showing so please come prepared for any weather.
    Open Air Cinema - Back To the Future
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    3rd September
  • Rural Life Vintage Revival 2021
    4th & 5th September 2021 We are hoping to run this event over its usual weekend at the beginning of September.  We are constantly reviewing the government restrictions regarding Coronavirus and we will keep you updated on the status of this event. Tickets will be released once the Government restrictions have eased and it is deemed safe to run this event.  Watch this space for ticketing updates. This 1940s & '50s weekender offers a wealth of activities including shopping, music, vehicle displays and much more.  This year we will be back bigger and better with more entertainment, shopping and activities. This year we will have a Classic VW Rally running alongside the Revival on Sunday 5th September.  If you have a classic VW that you would like to bring along, please register here. We are now taking stall bookings for this event.  If you sell vintage, retro or upcycled items, please download our stallholder pack.  
    Rural Life Vintage Revival
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    4th and 5th Sept
  • The Roosters
    11th September We are hoping to run this event on Saturday 11th September.  We are constantly reviewing the government restrictions regarding Coronavirus and we will keep you updated on the status of this event. Tickets will be released once the Government restrictions have eased and it is deemed safe to run this event.  Watch this space for ticketing updates. Join us for an evening on 1950s rock 'n' roll in our Frensham Building, with music provided by the excellent Roosters who will be returning to the museum for one night only.  This evening promises to raise the roof!
    The Roosters - Rock 'n' Roll in the Barn
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    11th September

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Rural Life Living Museum, Reeds Road, Tilford, Farnham, Surrey GU10 2DL  Tel: 01252 795571
3 miles south of Farnham, just off the A287, midway between Frensham and Tilford villages.

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