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Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence 2014

Visit one of the biggest private collections of village and rural life

The Rural Life Centre is a country life museum, assembled by the late Mr & Mrs Henry Jackson and now run by a charitable trust. It is pleasantly distributed over ten acres of field, woodland and barns, and our exhibits comprise of a large number of implements and devices marking over 150 years of farming. Many aspects of village and rural life are also displayed in realistic individual settings. There is so much to explore!

Our events are a brilliant way to experience the museum as our team of volunteers set about to bring the museum alive, with costume, crafts, demonstrations and hands-on activities. We are proud to have recieved a Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence 2014, which is testiment to the hard work and passion of our volunteers.

For families we offer 'step back together' activities so there is lots of stuff for kids to keep them amused. Children can also really get involved at events and on Activity Thursdays which take place throughout the holidays.

Enjoy a ride on the The Old Kiln Light Railway which operates every Sunday throughout the summer. Look out for details of the Santa Special train rides in December.

Facilities include children's play area, arboretum, gift shop and picnic areas. The Old Kiln Cafe offers a wonderful selection of cakes, refreshments, light bites and home cooked meals.

For more information on prices, opening times, location and facilities please view the Visiting Us pages


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Rustic Sunday

Sunday 27th July 2014

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Get ready for Rustic Sunday

Our biggest and most successful event returns for 2014 to bring rural life alive at the museum.

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