July 2019


July 6th & 7th : Fire Engines on Show

Sound the sirens and ring the bells — a fire engine festival is coming!
Quenching blazes is just one of the uses of these magnificent machines, but nothing can dampen the enthusiasm of the Tilford Fire Group. On display will be a whole range of appliances, from early manuals right through to more modern motorised machines, which have only recently been decommissioned.

July 7th: 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.

July 14th : Epsom MG Owners Club

Join us for a celebration of these wonderful cars as the Epsom Area MG Owners Club meets at the Rural Life Centre.

July 20th: Super Saturday

Activities will vary each month, but may include mini talks and tours to learn more about the museum and the stories it tells. There will be interesting demonstrations and usually you may be able to have a go! Sometimes there might just be an exciting extra features.

July 21st : Austin 7 Rally

Enjoy a day out in the beautiful surroundings of the Centre with a display of Classic Austin 7s.

Volunteer showing children how to use a typewriter.

July 25th : Activity Thursday


Find out about 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.


July 28th : Rustic Sunday

The biggest annual event of the year, this festival of country life has lots to interest and entertain all ages. Children will love trying their hand at traditional crafts, riding on the steam train and there’s even a dolls house big enough for little ones to go into. The museum will be bustling with many stalls demonstrating crafts, delicious home-made food, a jazz band and a working steam roller. The children will also love watching the working blacksmith in the museum’s smithy. The reconstructed iron furnace and the wood yard will both be in action.

The application process for this event is now closed.

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