Upcoming Events

 

  • Rural Life Vintage Revival 2021
    4th & 5th September 2021 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 be welcoming The Doel Brothers, Grizzly and the Grasshoppers, The TR5s and Gentleman Tim and the Contenders.  On Saturday 4th September, the Revival will be open longer from 10am to 8pm.  We will also be hosting our usual evening dance from 8pm and music will be provided by The Hot House Combo.  Tickets are available here.  Camping tickets are also available for Saturday night only. The Revival will be open 10am to 5pm on Sunday 5th September and 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
  • Rustic Sunday 2021
    25th July 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
  • Festival of Autumn
    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 good food and healthy 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
  • Fire Engine
    3rd & 4th July 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
    26th September A little vintage French class will be added to the museum when a plethora of classic Citroëns visit for the day. A great day out for any car lover.
    Citroën Rally
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    26th Sept
  • Rural Life Living Museum - Families in the grounds
    29th July Come along to Activity Thursday for a day of crafts and things to make and do during the summer holiday. Railway running subject to availability.
    Activity Thursday
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    29th July
  • Rural Life Living Museum - Families in the grounds
    5th August Join us for a busy day of bygone activities, vanishing skill demonstrations and make and take crafts ranging from rocket launching to planting seeds. The RSPB will be leading guided trails throughout the day. Railway running subject to availability.
    Activity Thursday
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    5th August
  • Rural Life Living Museum - Families in the grounds
    12th August Join us for a busy day of bygone activities, vanishing skill demonstrations and make and take crafts ranging from rocket launching to planting seeds. The RSPB will be leading guided trails throughout the day. Railway running subject to availability.
    Activity Thursday
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    12th 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 Join us for a busy day of bygone activities, vanishing skill demonstrations and make and take crafts ranging from rocket launching to planting seeds. The RSPB will be leading guided trails throughout the day. Railway running subject to availability.
    Activity Thursday
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    26th August
  • Back to the Future
    3rd September 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.  This film is rated PG.  Tickets are available here.
    Open Air Cinema - Back To the Future
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    3rd September
  • The Roosters
    11th September 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!  Doors open 7.30pm.  Tickets are available here. This year we are offering overnight camping.  Tickets available here.
    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
  • Rural Life Living Museum - Families in the grounds
    28th October Join us for a busy day of bygone activities, vanishing skill demonstrations 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 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 aged 7+ and the later session at 3.30pm-4.30pm will be more suitable for slightly older children aged 12+.  This is a separately ticketed event, tickets are available here. This is an outdoor event, please make sure you wrap up warm.
    Halloween Storytelling
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    30th October
  • Jason Buck
    26th June CANCELLED-  Due to unforeseen circumstances we have sadly had to cancel this event. 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 session starts at 4pm and the second at at 6pm both sessions are suited to children aged 7+.  Tickets are available here.  
    CANCELLED- Midsummer Storytelling
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    26th June
  • Deeks Cycle Shop
    20th June We are helping Britains Farm Toys celebrate their centenary year with the launch of a brand new family activity trail! Can you solve the puzzles and find the hidden farm toys around the museum? Pick up a free trail when you arrive and get hunting. Need some help? Bring your Dad and he will get free entry to the museum on Father’s Day.  There is no need to pre-book your tickets to access this offer. Please remember to bring your face covering for entry to museum buildings.
    Father's Day
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    20th June
  • Ragged Miser: The Crow Show
    7th August 7.30pm-9.30pm 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+) This is an outdoor show, please come prepared for all weathers.  Tickets area available here.
    Ragged Miser: The Crow Show
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    7th August
  • 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
  • Arts Award
    8th, 15th and 22nd July We are offering a new Arts Award (discover level) course for home educated children led by a professional local artist.  We will take inspiration from our heritage collection to explore and research various art forms including mono printing, clay work and painting.   The course runs for three consecutive Thursdays in July beginning on Thursday 8th July, continuing on Thursday 15th July and ending on Thursday 22nd July.  This introductory level course is available for home educated children, aged 7- 12, who must be accompanied by 1 adult.  All 3 sessions must be attended to complete your arts award logbook and gain your Arts Award Discover certificate. The course price includes entry to the museum so you are free to explore the museum grounds in the afternoon after each session.  Please note there is a minimum number of children required for the course to run. Tickets include three sessions and are valid for one child and an accompanying adult. You can buy your tickets here.
    Home Education Arts Award
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    8th Jul
  • Renault Rally
    11th July Join us for a day of French automobilia as the Renault Owners Club display some of their classic vehicles at the museum.  Book your tickets here. This event runs alongside our first ever Working Objects Weekend when we will have some of the museum exhibits out and running for all to see.
    Renault Rally
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    11th July
  • Working Objects Weekend
    10th & 11th July Join us this weekend as we get out some of the museums movable objects and get them running. On Sunday 11th July, a range of classic Renaults from the Renault Owners Club will be on display alongside our working objects. Get your tickets here.
    Working Object Weekend
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    10th & 11th July

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