Railway Wednesdays at the Rural Life living museum

Free to ride on the light railway!



Price: £0.00 (Adults £10.75 / Children £7.75 )

This summer holiday we will be open seven days a week for the duration of the summer break.
Each week throughout the holidays we will be running three days of different activities for children. We will see the return of Storytelling Tuesdays with stories at 11am and 2pm by the Gypsy caravan for ages 3-7. Activity Thursdays will also be back and we are introducing Railway Wednesdays when it will be free to ride on the train. General admission tickets for these days and all our other events are available from our website here https://rurallifemuseum.digitickets.co.uk/tickets

In light of concerns about the spread of Corona Virus please BOOK ONLINE here https://rural-life.org.uk/buy-tickets/


What is open?

  1. The grounds will be open
  2. The playground is available
  3. All annual pass holders will be extended by 6months.
  4. The cafe is open, and food can be eaten outside (no Sunday roast)
  5. Hand washing and sanitising stations are available all around the site.
  6. Nice new toilet facilities



The Rural Life Living Museum is brimming with artefacts 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 Prices

  • Adults Gift Aid £12.00 / £10.75
  • Over 65s / Concession Gift Aid £11.00 / £9.50
  • Children (4-16) Gift Aid £8.75 / £7.75
  • Children under 4 Free
  • Family (2 adults + up to 3 children under 16)  Gift Aid £33.50 / £30.00       

See prices here.

Annual Members

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

Associate Organisation Member£19.00
Lifetime MEMBER £300.00