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Plan Your Visit

You can now book tickets online

Opening Times

Summer Season (1st March to beginning of November):
10am - 5pm Wednesdays to Sundays plus bank holidays.

Weyfestopening applies on August 17th to 19th 2018

Winter Season (November to end of February):
11am - 4pm Wednesdays and Sundays only.

Last admission:
One hour prior to closing.

The Museum will be closed over the Christmas period and during Santa Specials.

Entry Prices

Gift Aided Admission

At the Rural Life Centre we offer you Gift Aided Admission for normal entry prices. This includes a voluntary donation on top of your entry fee, which is increased by the Government. This valuable funding helps us continue to develop and protect our museum. Thank you.

Summer season prices
Gift - Aided Entry Normal Entry
Adult £10.00 £9.00
Over 60 / Concession £9.00 £8.00
Child 4-16 £7.00 £6.00
(2 adults & up to 3 children)
£30.00 £27.00
Children Under 4 Free!
Member Free!

Group Visits:
Pre-booked groups of 10 or more may deduct £1.50 from the above prices if you visit us on a Thursday or a Friday. A 10% discount is available for pre-booked groups of 30 or more visitors.
Coach drivers will be admitted free of charge.

Winter season prices
Gift - Aided Entry Normal Entry
Adult £5.50 £4.50
Over 60 / Concession £5.00 £4.00
Child 4-16 £4.00 £3.00
Family (2 adults & up to 3 children) £15.00 £13.50
Children Under 4 Free!
Member Free!

Annual Passes:
For all admissions, Annual Passes are available. These are economical for anyone visiting several times in a year. It is normally possible to obtain a refund for normal entry tickets bought at the time of purchasing annual passes. For 2018, annual prices are:

Adult: single £19.00
Adults: joint £36.00
Family £59.00
Over 60s / Concession £17.00
Joint Concession
two over 60s or adult+child
Associate Organisation Member £19.00

Life Membership is available for £300.00 (Joint: £400.00).
Joint membership is only available for two adults at the same address.
Children are up to the age of 16 years only.


Why not book a tour? Learn even more about the museum during an introductory talk and brief tour led by one of our long-standing volunteer guides. An extra £1.50 per person will be added to your admission price.

To discuss your booking, please call us on 01252 795571 or email us at info@rural-life.org.uk


Disabled parking is located at the top of the drive with space for approximately 5 vehicles. More parking can be made accessible on prior request.

Coach parking will be made available in the main carpark for pre-booked groups.

During events, parking will be available in our neighbouring fields. Please follow the signs and directions of our marshals.

Eating at the Rural Life Centre

The Old Kiln Café offers a seasonal family-friendly menu for light lunches and Sunday roasts. To discuss your requirements or make a booking please call 01252 790831.

Bring a picnic! There are lots of benches and picnic tables located around the museum site.

Dogs Welcome!

Dogs are part of the family and will enjoy a good walk around our museum. Why not go further and explore the RSPB reserve as part of your visit? We ask that dogs do remain on leads and please note that at certain times of the year we keep livestock on site.

Education — School visits

Schools are especially welcome to visit us


Get an idea of our site layout and plan your route using our printable maps

How to Find Us

The Rural Life Centre is on Reeds Road halfway between Frensham and Tilford (brown tourist signs). Farnham is approximately 3 miles away.

Click Here for a larger map and details on the Bus and Train routes

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Important Note for Coach Drivers

Due to bridge weight limits and road widths, there is only one practical approach route to the Rural Life Centre: Firstly head for Farnham and follow signs to the station. Do not enter the station forecourt but continue ahead, following the signs to Tilford, this will take you across the level crossing before bearing right up Tilford Road.

Continue along this road crossing straight over at all junctions (ignore the weight limit signs - you will turn off before reaching the bridge to which the signs refer). Just before entering Tilford village you will see the brown signs to the centre, turn right where indicated up Reeds Road.

The centre is about three quarters of a mile further on the right hand side. Hard standing for coaches is provided just inside the entrance on the left.