Wander through the rustic paths of the Rural Life Centre and step back in time to discover the stories of our rural past, etched out in the buildings and displays.
On event days, the museum is brought to life by our enthusiastic team of volunteers. Throughout the year, our programme gives you the opportunity to see, feel and hear stories of rural life from years gone by.
We look forward to welcoming you to our events in 2019.
The museum’s buildings will be alive with the sounds of steam-driven toys of yesteryear. An event for children of all ages! A fascinating day for all the family and particularly for those who have never seen a steam toy in action. The museum will be full of these historic toys, many of which will be stationary engines alongside a colourful display of steam-powered road vehicles and trains.
The museum will be taken over by The Rustics, the Rural Life Centre’s very own volunteers, to show off their timber handling skills using their vintage tractors. They will be running the stationary engines and demonstrating how to make useable timber from newly felled trees using the Lucas Mill. The milled wood from last year has been used in new building projects on the site including a newly constructed shelter for the museum’s steam roller.
On Easter Sunday & Monday, join the search for chicks around the museum with our annual Easter Chick Hunt. Find a chick in the museum’s displays and win a prize.
It’s an early start for the Vintage Tractor Road Run! Central Southern Vintage Agricultural Club (CSVAC) will be showing off their vintage Fordsons, Fergusons and many more as they prepare for their annual Tractor Road Run. Be sure to get to the museum before 10.30am to wave off the drivers and their tractors as they set on the road. An event for tractor enthusiasts everywhere. For more details please visit the CSVAC website www.csvac.co.uk or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
New for 2019, experience an afternoon filled with jazz hosted by Farnham’s very own Vic Cracknell. Chill out in the Frensham Building to the sounds of 1940s tunes and more with entertainment from Vic's Swing Band, The Three Amigos and Zena Deakin.