September 2019


August 31st & September 1st: Rural Life Vintage Revival

Starting on Friday evening with an open-air vintage film, the museum will come alive with the sights and sounds of the 1940s and 1950s. Get 'In the Mood' for dancing with The Wield Glenn Miller Band, Steve Conway and many more.  

To book a stall please complete our online booking form

September 5th, 12th, 19th & 26th : Words and Wine

Do you have a story in you? Do you need some guidance to get started? Why not come along to our

Words and Wine evenings where you can learn about the stages of book writing from local author

and journalist Stella Wiseman.

There will be four workshops with each one tackling a different aspect of writing.

Week One: Finding a way in to writing/ Finding your voice.

Week Two: Getting to know your characters.

Week Three: How do you plot a story?

Week Four: Dialogue and description, plus how to approach a publisher.

The workshops will be taking place on the evenings of Thursday 5 th , 12 th , 19 th and 26 th September

from 7.30pm until 9.30pm in the inspiring surroundings of the Rural Life Centre. Each evening

workshop will start with a complimentary glass of wine or a soft drink and some nibbles with a break

at 8.30pm. Each session costs £12 or if you would like to attend all four they will be priced at £36. If

you would like to book a place on any of the workshops, please give the museum a call on 01252


September 1st : 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.

September 8th : Donkey Day Out

There are all sorts of stories and legends surrounding donkeys, which have been used as working animals for at least 5,000 years. The day will feature talks, demonstrations and displays. The organisers say that the aim of the event is for everyone to have a relaxing time...and that includes the donkeys!


September 15th : Classic Vehicle Gathering

With the patience to preserve the past, its no wonder classic vehicles have such enduring popularity.  Last year’s event, organised by the Surrey Classic Vehicle Club, attracted about 500 entries; not just sleek-bonneted cars, but many other wonderfully wheeled forms of transport representing manufacturers from around the world. From bikes to buses, cars to camper vans, the recognisable to the rather rare, the Classic Vehicle Gathering seems certain to delight everyone.

September 21st : Super Saturday

This year we are introducing an exciting new event to appeal to all the family. 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 feature.

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