Upcoming Events


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  • Rural Life Living Museum - Families in the grounds
    28th October Join us for a busy day of bygone activities and make and take crafts ranging from rocket launching to planting seeds. The RSPB will be leading guided trails throughout the day.
    Activity Thursday
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    28th October
  • Jason Buck, Storyteller
    30th October We welcome back award winning storyteller Jason Buck for spooky stories & terrifying tales.  We have 2 sessions available to book.  The 2pm-3pm session is suitable for younger children aged 7+ and adults and the 3.30pm-4.30pm is for slightly older children aged 12+ and adults.  Tickets for the storytelling include general entry to the Museum and must be booked in advance.  All children must be accompanied by an adult for the duration of the storytelling. Please be advised that we do not recommend this activity for children under 5. Doors to the storytelling area open 15 minutes before each session. This is an outdoor event, please make sure you wrap up warm.
    Halloween Storytelling
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    30th October
  • Christmas Artisan Craft Fair
    6th November 10.30am-3pm 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.  Tickets are available here. 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 10.30am-3pm 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.  Tickets are available here. 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
  • Railway Wednesdays
    4th, 5th, 10th, 11th, 12th & 26th August Join us over the summer holiday for some new activity days that we will be running alongside our classic Activity Thursdays. On Tuesdays, we will have two storytelling sessions, one at 11am and one at 2pm.  On Wednesdays, the Old Kiln Light Railway will be running and rides are free on Railway Wednesdays.  Our classic Activity Thursdays are back during the holidays with a range of things to see and do.
    Storytelling Tuesdays, Railway Wednesdays and Activity Thursdays
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    4th Aug
  • October Half Term
    25th - 31st October Join us for a week of afternoons full of craft activities.  We are open all week from 10am to 4pm with craft activities happening each afternoon from 1pm to 4pm.  The railway will be running on Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday. On Saturday we also have acclaimed storyteller Jason Buck returning to the museum for an afternoon of spooky storytelling.  Tickets available here.
    October Half Term Activities
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    25th-31st Oct
  • Christmas Make and Take
    18th & 19th Dec Join us for a weekend of festive family make and take activities between 1pm and 4pm on Saturday and Sunday.
    Christmas Make and Take Weekend
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    18th & 19th Dec
  • Santa Specials
    4th, 5th, 11th & 12th Dec We are pleased to announce that our "Santa Specials", are returning for 2021! Santa Specials will be running on the 4th & 5th and 11th and 12th of December. Pre-booking for this event is essential. Enjoy a train ride around the Museum site from the Reeds Road Station, before meeting Santa in his enchanted grotto where the children will receive a gift from the man in red himself, and the adults can enjoy some Christmas refreshments. Book your tickets here .
    Santa Specials
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    4th, 5th, 11th & 12th Dec

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