Rural life centre

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


April 13th & 14th : Working with Wood

The museum will be taken over by The Rustics, the Rural Life Centre’s very own volunteers, to show off their timber handling skills using their vintage tractors.  They will be running the stationary engines and demonstrating how to make useable timber from newly felled trees using the Lucas Mill.  The milled wood from last year has been used in new building projects on the site including a newly constructed shelter for the museum’s steam roller.

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 interesting images and additional facts about the exhibits.

Summer Admission Prices

Valid 1st March to 30th October, last admission 1 hour before closing.


Adults £11.00 / £10 without gift aid

Over 60's & Concessions £10.00 / £9 WITHOUT GIFT AID

Child 4-16 £8.00 / £7 WITHOUT GIFT AID

Family (2 adults & up to 3 children) £31.50 / £28.50 WITHOUT GIFT AID


Children under 4 FREE

Annual Members FREE


Annual Members

Entry to the museum is FREE* on presentation of a valid membership card. * Certain ticketed events are excluded.

Joint CONCESSIONS over 60yrs or adult+child £56
Associate Organisation Member£19.00


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