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Rural Life Centre

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Reeds Road, Tilford, Farnham GU10 2DL, England
+44 1252 795571
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Great Christmas Fair despite the wet weather - well done all!

Another good event at Rural Life Centre - Christmas Fair. Lots of stalls and very reasonable... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
So many reasons to come back again

This place has so many events on throughout the year there are many reasons to revisit. On a normal... read more

Reviewed 12 October 2017
Farnham, United Kingdom
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The Rural Life Centre is an accredited open-air museum and visitor attraction which collects and preserves objects associated with farming and goods used by local craftsmen circa 1750-1960. Many aspects of village and rural life are displayed recalling a way of life once common to the local people. The museum is distributed over ten acres of field, woodland and barns. The extensive programme of events offers the perfect way to experience the museum as volunteers set about to bring the museum alive by educating and entertaining visitors with crafts, demonstrations and hands-on activities.
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  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
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“old school” (7 reviews)
“old buildings” (6 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Reeds Road, Tilford, Farnham GU10 2DL, England
+44 1252 795571
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Another good event at Rural Life Centre - Christmas Fair. Lots of stalls and very reasonable prices. Lovely to hear the Rock Choir too. Food in café really great.

Thank anneee726
Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

This place has so many events on throughout the year there are many reasons to revisit. On a normal day it is a wonderful step back in time with original buildings restored and presented in a woodland setting. Local history is displayed with many exhibits...More

Thank snearxx
Reviewed 25 September 2017

The Rural Life Centre in Tilford near Farnham is a step back in time, you will see so many buildings from the past plus farming life of years bygone. This venue hosts numerous events throughout the year to cater for all tastes. I visited when...More

Thank Toni T
Management response:Responded 5 October 2017

Dear Toni, Many thanks for your review and thank you for coming along to the Classic Vehicle gathering.

Reviewed 18 September 2017 via mobile

I was lucky enough to visit the Rural Life centre when they had a special event. A classic car show, but had I paid separately to just visit the centre I might have found it a little boring. The place is well thought out, small...More

1  Thank Lazydazymazy
Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

We visited today for the donkey and bee keepers event and despite the odd outbreaks of rain, we had a lovely day. We loved the old buildings full of nostalgia and the donkeys and stalls made it extra special. The cafe was great - very...More

1  Thank Maz H
Reviewed 7 September 2017

What a lovely blast from the past with lots of stalls and displays from previous times. Many entered into the spirit by dressing up. It was lovely. Good cafe and permanent displays so we will return in normal times

Thank Carolriberac
Reviewed 27 August 2017

Some friends held a private car rally here over 3 days and we had a wonderful visit. There’s so many wonderful buildings to explore, containing all sorts of interesting objects that we kept going back to have another look. The staff are very knowledgeable, friendly...More

Thank Janie M
Management response:Responded 31 August 2017

Thank you for your comments. We're glad to hear you had a great time and hope you come back and visit us again soon. I shall also pass your comments on to our many volunteers who help keep the museum running. Kind regards, Gail

Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

Excellent place. Full of interest and staffed by helpful and knowledgeable people. I am definitely going to give it a return visit

Thank Bob N
Reviewed 18 August 2017

This is a really comprehensive collection of a huge number of items. It's really interesting and there are lots of things to look at, but information about the displays is sometimes lacking and there's not a lot for children to do. I understand there's activity...More

Thank Jayalay
Reviewed 4 August 2017

This is a great resource with lots of things to do for all of the family. A fantastic cafe with really helpful, friendly staff. Wish the same could be said about staff member Emma (who stated she was the director) who thought it necessary to...More

7  Thank 3cats
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9 July 2017|
Response from Fabiano V | Reviewed this property |
Hi, sorry wheelchair can't fit in the carriage (see one of photo train carriage), but you can get off the wheelchair and fold it put in one of wagon.