Welcome to the Rural Life Living Museum

Bringing Our Rural Heritage To Life


Please note that the museum will be closed from 2pm on Saturday 9th July for a private event and will be closed for the whole day on Thursday 14th July for staff training


The Rural Life Living Museum tells the story of the countryside, its unique collection of re-located historic buildings allow visitors to explore inside, complemented by one of the largest collections of agricultural implements and objects from everyday life.

We take you on a journey of nostalgia and discovery suitable for all the family.

The museum produces and hosts a range of special events, from the annual Village Fete and Vintage Revival through to Weyfest. Our volunteers demonstrate craft skills, working machinery and bring to life some special characters through live interpretation on various days throughout the year.

The Old Kiln Light Railway regularly operates both steam and diesel locomotives on passenger rides during weekends and school holidays from February-October.

We are an open-air museum, set in over 10 acres of open space and woodland with an arboretum containing over 100 trees. There are places to shelter when it rains, a picnic area for lunch, and secluded benches to take a break. The Market Garden Café serves a variety of hot and cold food and there is always tea and cake to finish off a great day out!

Please check What’s On for further details, online booking is available but not essential, entry tickets will be available on the day of your visit.

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


Experience local heritage for all ages

Find Us

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.

Rural Life Living Museum

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