Upcoming Events

At the moment following government guidelines, we are not able to run our normal programme of events but we are planning on doing so as soon as we are able to in a manner that ensures the safety of everybody involved. Please watch this space for updates.  

We are currently reviewing our event calendar for this year.  We hope to run some events in accordance with government restrictions but these events may have to be cancelled, possibly at the last minute should restrictions not allow.  Where possible we will keep both our website and social media pages up to date with any changes as soon as we know about them.

 

  • Rural Life Living Museum - Families in the grounds
    3rd June We are hoping to run this event on the first Thursday of June.  We are constantly reviewing the government restrictions regarding Coronavirus and we will keep you updated on the status of this event. Tickets will be released once the Government restrictions have eased and it is deemed safe to run this event.  Watch this space for ticketing updates. Come along to Activity Thursday for a day of crafts and things to make and do during the June half term holiday.
    Activity Thursday
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    3rd June
  • London to Brighton GE Kit and Sports Car Stop Off
    6th June We are hoping to run this event on Sunday 6th June.  We are constantly reviewing the government restrictions regarding Coronavirus and we will keep you updated on the status of this event. This promises to be an exciting morning for motoring enthusiasts as we welcome participants from the London to Brighton GE Kit and Sports Car Run to stop off at the museum on their way to their destination in Brighton. Cars will be arriving between 10am and 1pm but get here early to avoid disappointment.
    London to Brighton GE Kit and Sports Car Stop Off
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    6th June
  • 440 Theatre
    19th June We are hoping to run this event on Saturday 19th June.  We are constantly reviewing the government restrictions regarding Coronavirus and we will keep you updated on the status of this event. Tickets will be released once the Government restrictions have eased and it is deemed safe to run this event.  Watch this space for ticketing updates. Join us for an evening of outdoor theatre.  440 Theatre presents two acts of hilariously fast paced Shakespeare.  Act One: Macbeth and Act Two:  A Midsummer Night's Dream.  Set in the beautiful surroundings of the museum, this high energy performance promises to be an exciting evening.  
    440 Theatre
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    19th June
  • Deeks Cycle Shop
    20th June We are hoping to run this event on Sunday 20th June.  We are constantly reviewing the government restrictions regarding Coronavirus and we will keep you updated on the status of this event. Bring your dad for free!  Voucher code will be available through our online ticketing system once tickets are released.
    Father's Day
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    20th June
  • Jason Buck
    26th June We are hoping to run this event on Saturday 26th June.  We are constantly reviewing the government restrictions regarding Coronavirus and we will keep you updated on the status of this event. Tickets will be released once the Government restrictions have eased and it is deemed safe to run this event.  Watch this space for ticketing updates. Acclaimed storyteller, Jason Buck, returns to the museum for an afternoon and evening of magical  midsummer folklore tales.  We will be offering two storytelling sessions with Jason.  The first at 4pm, is for younger children and the second, at 6pm, is more suited to older children.  
    Midsummer Storytelling
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    26th June
  • Fire Engine
    3rd & 4th July We are hoping to run this event on Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th July.  We are constantly reviewing the government restrictions regarding Coronavirus and we will keep you updated on the status of this event. Tickets will be released once the Government restrictions have eased and it is deemed safe to run this event.  Watch this space for ticketing updates. This weekend, the museum will be welcoming both vintage and more modern fire appliances.  Suitable for the whole family, there will be plenty to see and do with activities and displays throughout the weekend.
    Fire Engines on Show
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    3rd & 4th July
  • Vintage Citroen
    11th July We are hoping to run this event on Sunday 11th July.  We are constantly reviewing the government restrictions regarding Coronavirus and we will keep you updated on the status of this event. Tickets will be released once the Government restrictions have eased and it is deemed safe to run this event.  Watch this space for ticketing updates. A little vintage French class will be added to the museum when a plethora of classic Citroëns and Renaults visit for the day. A great day out for any car lover.
    Citroën & Renault Rally
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    11th July
  • Rustic Sunday 2021
    25th July We are hoping to run this event on its usual Sunday at the end of July.  We are constantly reviewing the government restrictions regarding Coronavirus and we will keep you updated on the status of this event. Tickets will be released once the Government restrictions have eased and it is deemed safe to run this event.  Watch this space for ticketing updates. Join us at the museum for a day of rustic crafts and rural skills.  We welcome back our flagship event that showcases the vanishing skills of the rural countryside as they would have been at the turn of the 19th/20th century.  With lots to see and do it's a fabulous day out for all the family. We are now taking bookings for stalls at this event.   We are looking for people who either trade in rustic crafts or can demonstrate a vanishing rural skill.  If you are a stallholder and sell or demonstrate rustic crafts or you are a local producer please download our stallholder pack.
    Rustic Sunday & Local Producers' Market
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    25th July
  • Rural Life Living Museum - Families in the grounds
    29th July We are hoping to run this event on Thursday 29th July.  We are constantly reviewing the government restrictions regarding Coronavirus and we will keep you updated on the status of this event. Tickets will be released once the Government restrictions have eased and it is deemed safe to run this event.  Watch this space for ticketing updates. Come along to Activity Thursday for a day of crafts and things to make and do during the summer holiday.
    Activity Thursday
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    29th July
  • Rural Life Living Museum - Families in the grounds
    5th August We are hoping to run this event on the first Thursday of August.  We are constantly reviewing the government restrictions regarding Coronavirus and we will keep you updated on the status of this event. Tickets will be released once the Government restrictions have eased and it is deemed safe to run this event.  Watch this space for ticketing updates. Come along to Activity Thursday for a day of crafts and things to make and do during the summer holiday.
    Activity Thursday
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    5th August
  • Ragged Miser: The Crow Show
    7th August 7.30pm-9.30pm We are hoping to run this event on Saturday 7th August.  We are constantly reviewing the government restrictions regarding Coronavirus and we will keep you updated on the status of this event. Tickets will be released once the Government restrictions have eased and it is deemed safe to run this event.  Watch this space for ticketing updates.   Crows, ravens, magpies and their relatives: The corvid COVID antidote of a new show for a reopening world. Award-winning storyteller Jason Buck brings a collection of ancient, traditional and new, original stories and poetry. - 'Rainbow Crow' - 'The Morrigan' (epic poem) - 'The Boy who grew up to be a man, who grew up to be a bird' - 'The Scarecrow who drank so much he thought he was a peacock' More stories to be announced! Ages: Teen and adult (12+)
    Ragged Miser: The Crow Show
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    7th August
  • Rural Life Living Museum - Families in the grounds
    12th August We are hoping to run this event on 12th August.  We are constantly reviewing the government restrictions regarding Coronavirus and we will keep you updated on the status of this event. Tickets will be released once the Government restrictions have eased and it is deemed safe to run this event.  Watch this space for ticketing updates. Come along to Activity Thursday for a day of crafts and things to make and do during the summer holiday.
    Activity Thursday
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    12th August
  • Rural Life Living Museum - Families in the grounds
    19th August We are hoping to run this event on Thursday 19th August.  We are constantly reviewing the government restrictions regarding Coronavirus and we will keep you updated on the status of this event. Tickets will be released once the Government restrictions have eased and it is deemed safe to run this event.  Watch this space for ticketing updates. Come along to Activity Thursday for a day of crafts and things to make and do during the summer holiday.
    Activity Thursday
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    19th August
  • Rural Life Living Museum - Weyfest
    20th, 21st & 22nd August Please check the Weyfest website here for more details.
    Weyfest
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    20th, 21st & 22nd August
  • Rural Life Living Museum - Families in the grounds
    26th August We are hoping to run this event on 26th August.  We are constantly reviewing the government restrictions regarding Coronavirus and we will keep you updated on the status of this event. Tickets will be released once the Government restrictions have eased and it is deemed safe to run this event.  Watch this space for ticketing updates. Come along to Activity Thursday for a day of crafts and things to make and do during the summer holiday.
    Activity Thursday
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    26th August
  • Back to the Future
    3rd September We are hoping to run this event on Friday 3rd September  We are constantly reviewing the government restrictions regarding Coronavirus and we will keep you updated on the status of this event. Tickets will be released once the Government restrictions have eased and it is deemed safe to run this event.  Watch this space for ticketing updates. To kick off the Rural Life Vintage Revival weekend, join us for this 1980s classic time travel adventure starring Michael J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd.  This will be an all weather showing so please come prepared for any weather.
    Open Air Cinema - Back To the Future
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    3rd September
  • Rural Life Vintage Revival 2021
    4th & 5th September 2021 We are hoping to run this event over its usual weekend at the beginning of September.  We are constantly reviewing the government restrictions regarding Coronavirus and we will keep you updated on the status of this event. Tickets will be released once the Government restrictions have eased and it is deemed safe to run this event.  Watch this space for ticketing updates. This 1940s & '50s weekender offers a wealth of activities including shopping, music, vehicle displays and much more.  This year we will be back bigger and better with more entertainment, shopping and activities. This year we will have a Classic VW Rally running alongside the Revival on Sunday 5th September.  If you have a classic VW that you would like to bring along, please register here. We are now taking stall bookings for this event.  If you sell vintage, retro or upcycled items, please download our stallholder pack.  
    Rural Life Vintage Revival
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    4th and 5th Sept
  • The Roosters
    11th September We are hoping to run this event on Saturday 11th September.  We are constantly reviewing the government restrictions regarding Coronavirus and we will keep you updated on the status of this event. Tickets will be released once the Government restrictions have eased and it is deemed safe to run this event.  Watch this space for ticketing updates. Join us for an evening on 1950s rock 'n' roll in our Frensham Building, with music provided by the excellent Roosters who will be returning to the museum for one night only.  This evening promises to raise the roof!
    The Roosters - Rock 'n' Roll in the Barn
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    11th September
  • Classic Vehicle Gathering
    19th September We are hoping to run this event on 19th September.  We are constantly reviewing the government restrictions regarding Coronavirus and we will keep you updated on the status of this event. Tickets will be released once the Government restrictions have eased and it is deemed safe to run this event.  Watch this space for ticketing updates. This Sunday, the museum will be fit to bursting with classic cars or all shapes and sizes.  Join us for an automobilia lover's dream!
    Classic Car Gathering
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    19th September
  • Festival of Autumn 2021
    2nd & 3rd October We hope to run this event but we are constantly reviewing restrictions regarding Coronavirus.  Please keep an eye on this page for updates and ticketing details. Our Festival of Autumn is a new event incorporating elements of our traditional Harvest Home.   The event will be celebrating warmth and wellbeing through the winter months and focusing on wellbeing practices such as yoga and pilates alongside healthy food and living. If you are interested in having a stall at this event either to sell warming and healthy foods and drinks, warm clothing or to promote yoga, pilates or any other physical, spiritual or mental wellbeing practices, please download our Stallholder's Pack.
    Festival of Autumn
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    2nd & 3rd Oct
  • Rural Life Living Museum - Families in the grounds
    28th October We are hoping to run this event on Thursday 28th October.  We are constantly reviewing the government restrictions regarding Coronavirus and we will keep you updated on the status of this event. Tickets will be released once the Government restrictions have eased and it is deemed safe to run this event.  Watch this space for ticketing updates. Come along to Activity Thursday for a day of crafts and things to make and do during the October half term holiday.
    Activity Thursday
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    28th October
  • Jason Buck, Storyteller
    30th October We are hoping to run this event on Saturday 30th October.  We are constantly reviewing the government restrictions regarding Coronavirus and we will keep you updated on the status of this event. Tickets will be released once the Government restrictions have eased and it is deemed safe to run this event.  Watch this space for ticketing updates. Acclaimed storyteller, Jason Buck, returns to the museum for an afternoon of spooky stories and terrifying tales.  We will be running two hour long sessions, the first, 2pm-3pm is more suitable for younger children and the later session at 3.30pm-4.30pm will be more suitable for slightly older children.  This is a separately ticketed event so please keep an eye on our website for details of when tickets will be released. Please make sure you wrap up warm for this event.
    Halloween Storytelling
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    30th October
  • Christmas Artisan Craft Fair
    6th November We are hoping to run this event on Saturday 6th November 10.30am to 3pm.  We are constantly reviewing the government restrictions regarding Coronavirus and we will keep you updated on the status of this event. Tickets will be released once the Government restrictions have eased and it is deemed safe to run this event.  Watch this space for ticketing updates. Join us for a day of Christmas shopping with a difference.  This year we welcome local artisans and craftspeople to our Christmas Artisan Craft Fair.  If you are looking for something unique for your loved ones this Christmas why not pop along to browse the stalls in the beautiful surroundings of the museum. If you produce handmade decorative items, foodstuffs, gifts or other artisanal items and would like to book a stall at this year's Christmas Artisan Craft Fair, please download our Stallholder Pack.
    Christmas Artisan Craft Fair
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    6th Nov
  • A Vintage Christmas
    13th November We are hoping to run this event on Saturday 13th November.  We are constantly reviewing the government restrictions regarding Coronavirus and we will keep you updated on the status of this event. Tickets will be released once the Government restrictions have eased and it is deemed safe to run this event.  Watch this space for ticketing updates. Come and do your Christmas shopping to the sounds of the 1940s & 50s as we are joined by Amanda Jane who will be serenading shoppers as they peruse the plethora of vintage goodies that will be on offer.  For something a little different for that vintage lover in your life, join us at the museum for the fourth annual Vintage Christmas and browse a plethora of vintage wares in time for the festive season. If you sell vintage or retro items and would like to book a stall at A Vintage Christmas, download our Stallholder's Pack.
    A Vintage Christmas
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    13th Nov

Events Calendar

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Crafts & Courses

 We have several different courses on offer.  Experience our vanishing skills courses or even have a go at Tai Chi. If there are no planned or suitable dates for the course, please register your interest with us.

Rural Life Living Museum - Exhibits

Nettle Fibre Workshops

Learn to how make fibre and yarn from local nettles (No, it does not sting!)
Spend a day with Brigitte from BeeKayMakes and learn how to extract and process nettle fibre.  Learn about nettle folklore as we prepare and spin the fibres into yarn.

Rural Life Living Museum - Exhibits

Stool Making

Learn how to craft your own stool from scratch using traditional tools and materials.
Rural Life Living Museum - Exhibits

Blacksmithing

Learn the tricks of the trade at our traditional forge. Take home a hand made gift.
Rural Life Living Museum - Exhibits

Tai Chi

Learn the ancient Chinese art of Tai Chi in the grounds of the museum.

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