August 2019

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August 1st: Activity Thursday

Find out old-fashion clothes washing with a mangle! There will be period toys to play with and of course the very popular rocket launching! The giant dolls’ house and period toys fascinate the youngest children, while others tackle the pole lathe and ‘milk the cow’.

Normal Museum admission charges apply.


August 4th : Citroën & G Ami & Renault Rally

Citroëns will be bringing a dash of motor magic to the Rural Life Centre. The French manufacturer’s GS, GSA and Ami series will be on parade, along with other classic vehicles. Owners will be proudly showing off their cars and encouraging visitors to share in their enthusiasm.


August 4th : Car Boot Sale

Our Car Boot Sales, organised by the Rustics, begin at 8am and end at midday, free to buyers! Sellers can set up from 7:30am. The Café is open from 8am today.


August 8th : Activity Thursday

Find out old-fashion clothes washing with a mangle! There will be period toys to play with and of course the very popular rocket launching! The giant dolls’ house and period toys fascinate the youngest children, while others tackle the pole lathe and ‘milk the cow’.

Normal Museum admission charges apply.


August 15th : Activity Thursday

Find out old-fashion clothes washing with a mangle! There will be period toys to play with and of course the very popular rocket launching! The giant dolls’ house and period toys fascinate the youngest children, while others tackle the pole lathe and ‘milk the cow’.

Normal Museum admission charges apply.


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August 16th to 18th : Weyfest

The bands are booked and the banners are up. This weekend will see the museum playing host to rockers young and old, enjoying a variety of acts Countless singers and musicians will be entertaining the crowds on the four stages and in the museum’s buildings. Take a look at the Weyfest website for the complete line up.


Please note that we will be closed to museum visitors on 16th-18th.


Weyfest charges apply to all entry for this period!

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August 22nd : Activity Thursday

Find out old-fashion clothes washing with a mangle! There will be period toys to play with and of course the very popular rocket launching! The giant dolls’ house and period toys fascinate the youngest children, while others tackle the pole lathe and ‘milk the cow’.

Normal Museum admission charges apply.

August 25th : Classic Motorcycle Rally

The Rural Life Centre plays host to a plethora of classic motorcycles.

August 29th : Activity Thursday

Find out old-fashion clothes washing with a mangle! There will be period toys to play with and of course the very popular rocket launching! The giant dolls’ house and period toys fascinate the youngest children, while others tackle the pole lathe and ‘milk the cow’.

Normal Museum admission charges apply.

August 30th : Rural Life Vintage Revival Open Air Cinema

 Open Air All Weather screening of American musical romantic comedy Grease starring John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John.  Bring a picnic and enjoy this classic film in the beautiful surroundings of the Rural Life Centre.  Doors open 7.30pm, film starts 8.30pm. Tickets £10. 

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