Rural Life Living Museum

Rural Life Living Museum

The Rural Life Living Museum brings our rural heritage to life near Farnham in Surrey. It is home to 30 buildings housing displays of rural crafts with the largest collection of countryside artefacts in the south of England.

What is there to do at the Rural Life Living Museum?

There are some lovely recreated buildings at the museum. There is a village hall, a village prefab house that many people lived in after WWII and different types of shelters. There is even a laundry room, a chapel, a shepherd’s hut and a granary.

The Children’s playground is a 1950s playground from Hollowdene Recreation Ground in nearby Frensham. It includes 2 roundabouts, a large slide, a see-saw and swings. They also have sheep that you can meet with lambs in the springtime. Many of the exhibits you are encouraged to touch – just watch out for kids in the laundry room as they can have a go at pumping the water.

On the site, you can take a ride on Surrey’s only industrial 2ft gauge railway that is owned and operated by a group of volunteers. The railway operates on Sundays (during the main season only) and on some Thursdays. They host a number of annual family-friendly events. They also have many extra activities throughout the year.

Further Information

Is there food and drink available?

There is a cafe serving hot and cold food and drinks. You are welcome to bring a picnic (outdoors only).

What are the main things to do?

Historical living history museum with recreated buildings, a 1950s playground, annual events and train rides (at limited times of the year). There are toilets and a cafe.

What are the ticket prices?

An adult ticket without gift aid costs £10.75 and children 4-16 are £7.75. Under 4s are free. Family tickets are available.
Prices are subject to change and/or discounts online.

Is there parking?

There is parking.

When are they open?

The Rural Life Living museum is open from February until November. For up-to-date opening times and dates please visit their website.

Dog friendly?

Dogs are welcome on a lead.

Are they accessible?

Please contact the venue.

Rural Life Living museum
Rural Life Living museum
Rural Life Living museum
Photos credited to Rural Life Living Museum
All Ages
Indoor Outdoor
Museum, Outdoor Fun, Railway
Tui Free Kids Places

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