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Rural Life Centre

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Address: Old Kiln Museum Rural LIFE CENTRE The Reeds, Farnham GU10 2DL, England
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+44 1252 795571
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Wed - Sun 10:00 - 17:00

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Visit to 1940s village at war

Our girls stayed here with their guide unit for this weekend camping in 1940s tents. When we picked them up on Sunday we went early. They had a fab time taking part in all sorts... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Sandhurst - Berkshire
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Sandhurst - Berkshire
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37 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our girls stayed here with their guide unit for this weekend camping in 1940s tents. When we picked them up on Sunday we went early. They had a fab time taking part in all sorts of things. Everybody is dressed 1940s style which adds to the atmosphere. There's lots of things to watch including dancing demonstrations, air raid & battle... More 

Thank Fatfeet13
Farnham, United Kingdom
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99 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A vast sprawling museum of rural life. Many interesting artifacts and the venue for the annual Weyfest music festival which is held withinn the musuem grounds giving it such a uniq feel.

Thank gazzamuppet
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17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wifes uncles cycle shop was recently resited to the centre and we went to the opening. Great team of volunteers who put in a lot of their time to make this place an enjoyable visit. There are all sorts of displays of time gone by, there is a refreshment shop (not sure if open all the time, best check)... More 

Thank David F
Farnham, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Took a friend (who is in to museums, National Trust etc) to the Rural Life Centre a few miles outside Farnham and we spent a great, totally relaxed afternoon exploring some of what this unusual centre has to offer. On a fine day this attraction should keep everyone happy - as there is something for every interest ... from working... More 

Thank PeterCowen
London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited this place with my kids over Easter. Was very disappointed as overpriced and feeling very tired. Grandparents may find it a trip down memory lane but if you have young children then it may get rather tedious once you have been on the train (not included in entry price) Final word goes to my 9yr son who kept saying,... More 

1 Thank pdainvest
living in Surrey
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98 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There is a huge amount to see, in static displays of farm equipment (the original core of the museum), in reconstructed fully-stocked old shops and craft workshops, and in relocated buildings e.g. a chapel, cricket pavilion, granary and schoolroom. Loads for school age children and well organised for interactive school visits. Narrow gauge steam rides on summer Sunday afternoons. Quite... More 

Thank Wiltshireman62
Doncaster, United Kingdom
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186 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

We, three families, visited on Easter Sunday. There was an Easter Egg Hunt which the children liked. I really enjoyed the visit, and I think you have to keep in mind that this is a collection put together in the beginning by one single couple. The collection encompasses tractors, "iron horses", and much more things typical of rural life through... More 

Thank Kenny A
Winchester, United Kingdom
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64 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2017

Visited for the afternoon, first time visitors. There was a steam toy exhibition on whilst we were there which was enjoyable with a good number of exhibitors. However a lot of the collection and exhibits has aged and there was a lot of dust and rusty objects. I understand with a place run by volunteers it's not always easy to... More 

Thank James B
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99 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

Visited in view to bring grandchildren. Excellent play area, miniature train rides, food and cafe lunch ones good. Loads of committed volunteers willing to chat about the exhibits.

Thank Maglip
Farnham, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017

The Rural Life Centre provides an eclectic but fascinating collection of old buildings of different sizes and kinds in a lovely setting of grassland and trees. There is something for all ages and the appeal just as great if you recognise something from your own life which suddenly seems to have become history, as if you are seeing it for... More 

Thank Alison J

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