Rural life centre

Hands-on Exhibits, Animals, Children's Playground, under 4s free

The Rural Life Centre is brimming with artifacts cleverly displayed in their original settings. Over 150 years of village life, farming and rural industry are represented. We cannot detail every aspect of the museum, however we have chosen a taste of what you might discover on your visit, and given some extra information if you would like to know more.

Find out more during your museum visit by scanning our QR codes with your mobile or tablet. This will give you access to insteresting images and additional facts about the exhibits.


Adult £10.00 £9.00
Over 60 / Concession £9.00 £8.00
Child 4-16 £7.00 £6.00
Family (2 adults & their children) £30.00 £27.00
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 2017, 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


Village Life

Find out about the unusual buildings relocated and restored in the Museum grounds.

Domestic Scene

From the Victoria laundry to the post-war pre-fab there was always work to do on the home front.

Farming Past

The Farmers tools. Hops and Picking, Thatching and Harvest, Shepherd's hut.

Smiths and Wrights

Discover the history of our rural industries - visit the Wheelwrights Shop, the Wealden Iron Furnace and the Old Forge.


Find out how rural life changed during the two world wars.


A fine collection of the tools used by the forester - from billhooks and saws to tractors and sawmills.

Tweedsmuir Polish Camp

A permenant exhibition exploring the post-war lives of displaced Polish families.

The Old Kiln Light Railway 

Operated by a group of volunteers. The line is in operation on Sundays and bank holidays, in the main season.
Work in Progress

Behind the Scenes

Find out about the latest exhibits the volunteers are working on.


Biggest private collections of village and rural life The Rural Life Centre is a country life museum

  • Rural life centre
    Reeds Road, Tilford, Farnham, Surrey, GU10 2DL
  • We're OPEN today 10:00 - 17:00

Opening Times

  • Wednesday 10:00 to 17:00
  • Thursday 10:00 to 17:00
  • Friday 10:00 to 17:00
  • Saturday 10:00 to 17:00
  • Sunday 10:00 to 17:00