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Learning at the Rural Life Centre

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Come and experience Local Heritage across the South East

The Rural Life Centre is a countryside museum featuring exhibits from 1800 - 1950

Suggested areas of learning:

Alternatively a visit may be tailored to your specific needs, just discuss your ideas with the Education Officer.

Interested in making a visit?

How to Book:

1. Contact the voluntary Education Officer - 07771 526889 or email schools@rural-life.org.uk to make a booking, or just to discuss possibilities. The season for Schools is from the start of February to the end of November (the museum's Summer season is shorter).

2. If possible take advantage of a free pre-visit to discuss the day or just see the museum.


• £6.50 for each child,

• Accompanying adults are free,

• Workshops & demonstrations are £20 per class (2 or 3 are recommended),

• Loan Boxes – £20 per 3 week hire + £10 returnable deposit.

Workshops and demonstrations for Key Stages I & II

Tailored to your study period
Please ask for Curriculum links and ideas

We will be happy to welcome Key Stage III & IV students. Please discuss your particular subject or cross-curricular requirements with the Education Officer.

Educational Activities at the Rural Life Centre

General Visit information

Dressing Up Clothes and Period Toys



Teachers' responsibilities

We welcome you to the Rural Life Centre!

Please don't forget to book by contacting the Education Officer at schools@rural-life.org.uk or call 077715 26889


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