Rural Life Living Museum

Rural Life Living Museum Bringing our Rural Heritage to Life One of the biggest private collections of village and rural life. There is so much to explore!
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The Rural Life Living Museum is a country life museum, assembled by the late Mr & Mrs Henry Jackson and now run by a charitable trust. It is pleasantly distributed over ten acres of field, woodland and barns, and comprises a large number of implements and devices marking over 150 years of farming. Many aspects of village and rural life are also displayed in realistic individual settings. Meet the

blacksmiths
Have a ride on the train
Find out what the Woodies are up to

The 25 Objects of Christmas - Day 8. ๐ŸŽHave you written your Christmas list yet or are you still browsing? In our Archive...
08/12/2023

The 25 Objects of Christmas - Day 8. ๐ŸŽ
Have you written your Christmas list yet or are you still browsing? In our Archive we have two Christmas bazaar catalogues from T. White & Co., Ltd (Aldershot and Farnborough) from 1909. There are so many wonderful toys available but we particularly like this page with the fantastic Road Roller and Wheelbarrows! Make sure you pop into the Museum shop this weekend to pick up something special.

Join us this weekend from 10am to 4pm for Christmas at the Museum! Please note that Santa tickets are sold out and only ...
07/12/2023

Join us this weekend from 10am to 4pm for Christmas at the Museum! Please note that Santa tickets are sold out and only general admission tickets can be purchased online or on the day of your visit.

General Admission ticket holders get to:
๐ŸŽ„ Explore the Museum and the decorated historic buildings
๐ŸŽ Shop for that perfect gift at the Christmas Craft and Vintage Market
๐Ÿ’ก Discover the engine driven Christmas lights with the Working Object Team
๐Ÿ–Œ Join in with the family activities in the Village Hall
๐Ÿ Enjoy a walk through the Arboretum and around the 10-acre site with your family and friends, dogs are welcome on a lead
๐Ÿฝ Stay for lunch or light refreshments at the Market Garden Cafรฉ
โ„๏ธ Browse the Museum Shop for something special

Enjoy your visit!

07/12/2023

The 25 Objects of Christmas - Day 7. ๐Ÿณ
In the winter, chickens slow down and even stop laying eggs in order to conserve their energy to help them stay warm. Judy is here to explain how we preserved eggs before other methods became available.

The 25 Objects of Christmas - Day 6. ๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ‘งโ€๐Ÿ‘ฆFor today's post we were looking at this box of Christmas tree baubles in ou...
06/12/2023

The 25 Objects of Christmas - Day 6. ๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ‘งโ€๐Ÿ‘ฆ
For today's post we were looking at this box of Christmas tree baubles in our Tweedsmuir exhibition and wondered what Christmas was like at the camp for the families who lived there. Volunteer, Wal, shared these memories with us.
"This photograph shows my father, Wladyslav Adamek, dressed as St Nicholas. Like many mainland Europeans, he was known as St Nicholas, the same person we know as Father Christmas /Santa Claus.
As the camp was set in pine woods there were plenty of small trees to harvest as Christmas trees which were illuminated with candles, a real danger of setting the tree on fire and were only lit under the strict supervision of our parents. Christmas Eve dinner was meatless and the meal started with oplatet, the breaking of bread (like communion wafers). The starter was barszcz (beetroot soup) with uszka (little ears) a type of ravioli with grzby (fungi/porcini) which was foraged in late September or early October and dried. The main course was fish. Poles usually ate carp but as carp was not readily available in those days it was substituted for cod or some other white fish.
I cannot remember my Christmas presents but I know that there was not a lot of spare money and my stocking would have a small colouring book and some crayons with an orange and some nuts which would keep me occupied for some time.
Christmas in the camp was hard for the adults but we children enjoyed it."

05/12/2023

The 25 Objects of Christmas - Day 5. ๐Ÿšœ
As the weather turned colder, our Working Object Team have been preparing the tractors for winter. Here is Gary to tell you a little bit about the work the team have done on the 1952 Ferguson Tractor.

The 25 Objects of Christmas - Day 4. ๐ŸŒฑThe growing season seems a long way away but there are things we can be doing to e...
04/12/2023

The 25 Objects of Christmas - Day 4. ๐ŸŒฑ
The growing season seems a long way away but there are things we can be doing to ensure a bumper crop next year. This Smallholder Pocket Guide for Winter Soil Treatment for Better Summer Crops was printed by Sun Printers Ltd., London and Watford. The guide gives practical advice on how to enrich and manage soil to guarantee good soil health. While we enjoy our Christmas lunch with parsnips, the guide reminds us not to add manure to where next years parsnips will grow to avoid the roots dividing or splitting due to the soil being too rich. The pocket guide originally belonged to Museum Founder, Henry Jackson, who would have used it for reference in his own Market Garden.

"A garden prepared well in winter is all but ready for sowing crops early in the spring." ๐ŸŒฑ

The 25 Objects of Christmas - Day 2. ๐ŸฝIn our Archive we found photographs of tables laid out in a decorated hall, ready ...
02/12/2023

The 25 Objects of Christmas - Day 2. ๐Ÿฝ
In our Archive we found photographs of tables laid out in a decorated hall, ready for a Christmas party for the children of employees who worked for the Elstead based company, Weyburn Engineering, during the Second World War. Weyburn continued their Christmas celebrations and we have the 1980 Christmas Dinner menu. The dinner raised funds for a multiple sclerosis charity and a sincere thanks were given to many well-known local companies including Secretts in Milford and Stovolds Dairy in Godalming. The menu has got us hungry for more so why not join us for lunch at the Market Garden Cafe?

On the first day of Christmas my true love gave to me, a partridge in a pear tree... Or in our case, a bicycle wheel in ...
01/12/2023

On the first day of Christmas my true love gave to me, a partridge in a pear tree... Or in our case, a bicycle wheel in a pear tree!

Introducing the 25 Objects of Christmas ๐ŸŽ… For the next 25 days we will be counting down to Christmas with objects from our collection that all have a Christmas or winter season connection! But why have we got a bicycle wheel in our pear tree outside Deeks Garage?

The first pear tree grew behind John and Raymond Dennis' premises in Guildford Hight Street in the late 1890's. Dennis Brothers Limited began with manufacturing bicycles but the business soon expanded into cars, buses, fire engines, lorries, municipal vehicles, tanks and lawn mowers. The tree served as a drying jig for bicycle frames after they were painted and since then, pear trees have continued to be planted at Dennis premises. Our pear tree was planted in April as part of our Founders Day celebration and the Dennis Collection can be found in the Frensham Building.

The lights are up, the baubles are sparkling and Christmas at the Rural Life Museum has arrived! We are just waiting for...
30/11/2023

The lights are up, the baubles are sparkling and Christmas at the Rural Life Museum has arrived! We are just waiting for Father Christmas to land in his sleigh...

If you are still looking for grotto tickets, we have some availability this weekend, Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd December. BUT! We need to let the elves know who is coming so all remaining tickets will be taken off sale at 09.00am tomorrow morning, so get them quick before its too late! Our grotto tickets include the steam train to the North Pole, and gifts for the children, individually wrapped and named.

Christmas at the Museum is not just about a trip to see Santa though, General Admission tickets are available through the website, so why not join us each weekend in December and explore the Museum with your family, make your way through the arboretum and into our historic buildings, take part in our family craft activities and visit the Christmas Market for those last minute gifts! Dogs are welcome in the Museum so it really is a day out for the whole family!

Don't forget to drop into the Market Garden Cafe for a winter warmer or festive treat!

Christmas at the Museum General Admission Tickets are available HERE: https://rurallifemuseum.digitickets.co.uk/event-tickets/52556?catID=36797

2nd & 3rd, 9th & 10th, 16th & 17th December 2023.
We can't wait to see you!

A great big thank you goes to our collection and learning volunteers who were tasked with a deep clean of the education ...
29/11/2023

A great big thank you goes to our collection and learning volunteers who were tasked with a deep clean of the education resources last week! ๐Ÿ‘

Each item was carefully cleaned, checked, and catalogued all ready to use next year for visiting schools and groups.

Do you fancy being part of our team? Visit our website or email [email protected] for more information.

28/11/2023

Don't forget to say hello to our friendly resident blacksmiths during Christmas at the Museum!

They'll be in the Old Kiln Forge every day so why not pop in and see what they're up to? ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ…

On Saturday 2nd December, in line with our first day of Christmas at the Museum, The Market Garden Cafรฉ launches its del...
24/11/2023

On Saturday 2nd December, in line with our first day of Christmas at the Museum, The Market Garden Cafรฉ launches its delicious Christmas menu!

Cafe is open 10am-4pm
Breakfast - 10am-12pm
Lunch - 12pm-3pm
Coffee & Cake โ˜•๏ธ ALL DAY โ˜•๏ธ

See our story for the full menu!

If you are visiting our grotto, we will have hot drinks & bacon baps available to purchase from Reeds Rd Station if you need to fuel up before your train ride to visit Santa Claus ๐ŸŽ…๐Ÿป

๐Ÿ“š And for those attending the Home Education sessions throughout December, the cafe will also be open from 10am ๐Ÿ“š

*Please note that the cafe does not take table reservations on event days, including Christmas at the Museum*

Tomorrow is your last chance to catch our new volunteer woodturner, Ursula, demonstrating her craft in the Churt Buildin...
22/11/2023

Tomorrow is your last chance to catch our new volunteer woodturner, Ursula, demonstrating her craft in the Churt Building. She has really enjoyed meeting and talking to everyone who has visited her so far! If you can't make it tomorrow, Ursula will be back demonstrating with us in the spring time. Interested in volunteering with us? Find out about volunteering opportunities here: https://rural-life.org.uk/volunteer/

Sneak peak preview alert!๐Ÿ‘€We're currently working behind the scenes to create new memory and learning boxes. Our Memory ...
20/11/2023

Sneak peak preview alert!๐Ÿ‘€

We're currently working behind the scenes to create new memory and learning boxes.

Our Memory Boxes will be ideal for evoking fond memories of the past and sparking conversation from times gone by.๐Ÿ“๐Ÿ’ญ

Meanwhile, our loan boxes for education groups can bring history from our museum straight to your classroom's front door. (Now there's no excuse to hide from the Victorian school teacher! ๐Ÿซฃ)

Topics for the education loan boxes will include subjects like Victorian Childhood, Local History; Dennis in Action, and Life on the Home Front. ๐Ÿ’ผ

Both types of boxes will be available to loan from the museum from January 2024. Keep your eye on our website and social media for updates. Alternatively email [email protected] for more information.

The CUTEST new additions to our beautiful range of Christmas gifts, decor and scents ๐ŸŽ„๐Ÿ•ฏ๏ธ๐ŸŽ Our Christmas tree & stocking ...
19/11/2023

The CUTEST new additions to our beautiful range of Christmas gifts, decor and scents ๐ŸŽ„๐Ÿ•ฏ๏ธ๐ŸŽ

Our Christmas tree & stocking plushies are proving to be popular so come and grab one while you can!

Weโ€™ve stocked up on the lovely hand painted gin glasses and added new wax melt scents including โ€˜Mulled Wineโ€™ !

Be sure to pop in and browse or purchase a gift for a loved one during your visit to the museum

Christmas is coming, and your favourite Museum will soon be on winter opening times!Sunday 26th November will be our las...
18/11/2023

Christmas is coming, and your favourite Museum will soon be on winter opening times!

Sunday 26th November will be our last normal opening day of 2023.

The Museum and Cafe are open at weekends in December (2nd & 3rd, 9th & 10th, 16th & 17th) for our Christmas activities - come and join us!

At the end of the day on Sunday 17th December when the last train has left the grotto the Museum and Cafe will close to the public until Saturday 20th January. This short closure is to allow us to carry out winter works and prepare the Museum for the 2024 season. (and we need a break!)

Our 2024 Public Programme will be available online www.rural-life.org.uk in early January, with many of your favourite annual events, plus some new ones! I am told we are also going to receive a visit from a certain bear from Peru...

Best wishes to all and we look forward to seeing you over the festive period.

16/11/2023

Our 1951 Ransome MG5 Market Garden Tractor, affectionately known at the museum as 'the crawler', is still proving itself useful today.

Back in October, volunteers Ian, Gary, and Jof, used the 7hp engine with a single speed gearbox to cultivate our market garden.

The land was efficiently prepared for our garden team, who were ready and waiting to plant the winter crops and seeds for spring. ๐ŸŒพ๐Ÿšœ

Meet the team!Our Grounds Team volunteers are amazing!Neil, Martin, Geraint, Maurice, sometimes Gary and often accompani...
15/11/2023

Meet the team!
Our Grounds Team volunteers are amazing!
Neil, Martin, Geraint, Maurice, sometimes Gary and often accompanied by Lewis.
These guys work outside in all weathers, so we thought we would take a picture today at morning tea time in the mess room. (the rain was falling)
They work tirelessly to keep the Museum grounds looking tidy, from grass and hedge cutting, to laying paths, clearing leaves, mending roads, the list goes on. These chaps are often found lifting and shifting for event setup as well!
The Grounds Team meet on a Tuesday, so if you fancy getting stuck in and helping keep the Museum looking its best GET IN TOUCH!
Find out more here: https://rural-life.org.uk/volunteer/

You board the train, carriage doors slam, the guards waving green flag is answered by an excited hoot from the locomotiv...
14/11/2023

You board the train, carriage doors slam, the guards waving green flag is answered by an excited hoot from the locomotive whistle, clouds of white steam announce departure as your train pulls out the the station, twinkling lights receding behind you, puffing and chuffing up the hill, through the dark cutting, to appear as if by magic at North Pole Station... Its a short walk through the woods to discover Santa's grotto for his annual Christmas visit to Tilford where he awaits to greet children young and old.
Explore the Rural Life Museum and our Christmas craft market, take part in our festive family activities set within the beauty of the Surrey countryside, and polish off your day out with a delicious hot chocolate or sweet treat from the Market Garden Cafe.

Tickets to Christmas at the Rural Life Living Museum are now on sale, tickets are selling fast!
Click here to book
https://rurallifemuseum.digitickets.co.uk/category/36797?branches.branchID=2283

We understand that visiting a new place can be overwhelming. This is why we've created a social story board so you can g...
13/11/2023

We understand that visiting a new place can be overwhelming. This is why we've created a social story board so you can get to know our site before you visit. If you need any more help or have any questions, send an email to our Head of Learning and Discovery, [email protected]. A copy of the story board will also be available on our website under the Visit Us page - Accessibility this week.

For today, the Gardening Team have cut Rosemary from the Market Garden and placed it in the Eashing Chapel. Rosemary has...
12/11/2023

For today, the Gardening Team have cut Rosemary from the Market Garden and placed it in the Eashing Chapel. Rosemary has long been associated with improving memory and is typically used to symbolize remembrance. We will take the opportunity to quietly reflect today.

๐Ÿฝ๏ธ Sunday Roast ๐Ÿฝ๏ธShelter from the cold at The Market Garden Cafรฉ and enjoy our delicious Sunday Roasts..This week, Chef...
11/11/2023

๐Ÿฝ๏ธ Sunday Roast ๐Ÿฝ๏ธ

Shelter from the cold at The Market Garden Cafรฉ and enjoy our delicious Sunday Roasts..

This week, Chefs Meat of the week is roast chicken leg served with roast potatoes, seasonal veg, stuffing & a Yorkshire pudding.

Pre-booking is advised via email to [email protected]

Tomorrow is Remembrance Day and we are taking a moment to reflect.  Here at the Museum, our Verdun Tree quietly grows in...
10/11/2023

Tomorrow is Remembrance Day and we are taking a moment to reflect.

Here at the Museum, our Verdun Tree quietly grows in a peaceful area in the Arboretum. The Battle of Verdun in 1916 was the longest battle fought in the First World War. After the fighting, the land was so destroyed that very few trees survived. On a visit to France in 1970, Queen Elizabeth II was given a few conkers from a Horse Chestnut tree that was still growing on the battlefield. These were planted at Windsor. Our founder, Henry Jackson, knew the Director of Forestry at Windsor and was gifted this tree as a seedling.

Stopping off at the Chapel, we remember the 57 men from Frensham, Surrey who fought in the Great War 1914 - 1918.

๐Ÿ˜Š Meet our Team ๐Ÿ˜ŠWeโ€™d like to introduce you to Penny.Penny started volunteering here 2 and a half years ago. She is one ...
09/11/2023

๐Ÿ˜Š Meet our Team ๐Ÿ˜Š

Weโ€™d like to introduce you to Penny.

Penny started volunteering here 2 and a half years ago. She is one of the friendly faces that welcome you to our museum when you come through our main entrance.

She volunteers front of house, warmly greeting our visitors and answering any questions you have. Her favourite part of volunteering is the commitment it involves to somewhere she cares deeply about and that she can combine providing friendly customer service with her organisational skills and be creatively involved in our museum shop. The social aspect of it is also a plus!

We look forward to welcoming you all over the Autumn/Winter season ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

08/11/2023

Today we were really dreaming of days like this! Our Village Green is the perfect spot to listen to our feathered friends.๐Ÿฆ๐ŸŽถ

Your favourite Museum is now on Easy Fundraising - now you can support us for free,  all you have to do, is go shopping!...
07/11/2023

Your favourite Museum is now on Easy Fundraising - now you can support us for free, all you have to do, is go shopping! Every little helps!

Did you know you can support us and raise money every time you shop online?
And the best part? It doesnโ€™t cost a penny!

Introducing easyfundraising, the free fundraising platform that lets us earn donations when we all shop online. With 8,100+ brands to choose from, including Tesco, Sainsburyโ€™s, John Lewis & Partners, Sports Direct, ASOS, M&S, Boots, Just Eat, and Booking.com, thereโ€™s something for everyone.

Hereโ€™s how it works: Download the easyfundraising app, once you sign up, simply start your shopping journey and the retailer you shop with send us a free donation based on your spending and with no additional cost to you.

Registering yourself takes just 2 minutes and all you need is your email address.

Follow this link to get setup and start raising money to help keep our Museum here for you to enjoy. http://efraising.org/raLvT8aAY7

Calling all craft and artisan makers. Join us at the Rural Life Living Museum, for Christmas at the Museum.Our annual Sa...
06/11/2023

Calling all craft and artisan makers. Join us at the Rural Life Living Museum, for Christmas at the Museum.
Our annual Santa's Grotto experience, complete with steam train ride, which has taken place for 30 years, will be joined this year by a Christmas craft and vintage market. Pitches are available in our heated marquee decorated with festoon lights, or outside with your own covering for six days, 2nd & 3rd, 9th & 10th, 16th & 17th December. The more days you book, the cheaper the daily pitch fee!

Pitch fees:
1-2 days ยฃ40 per day
2-3 days ยฃ35 per day
4-5 days ยฃ30 per day
6 days ยฃ20 per day

please go to our website for further details:
https://rural-life.org.uk/events/christmas-at-the-museum-2023/?event_rdate=20231202000000,20231203000000

Please fill in the form online to book your pitch, or alternatively please email the Operations Manager [email protected] who can book you in and answer any queries you have.

We look forward to sharing Christmas with you this year!

Do you know what phillumeny is?Phillumeny is the hobby of collecting matchboxes! We recently accepted a donation of over...
05/11/2023

Do you know what phillumeny is?

Phillumeny is the hobby of collecting matchboxes! We recently accepted a donation of over 100 matchboxes that were used as decoration for generations in a family owned pub in Kent.

Matches became common in the 1800s and could be lit by striking against any rough surface. Matchboxes with the sliding inner draw design emerged in the 1840's replacing the previous capsules and tubes. The hazardous match design led to the invention of the safety match, which forced the use of the strip on the side of the new matchbox as the only method of ignition.

Thought about donating something to the Museum? Please contact us via email, with a photo of the items, and our Collections Team will be in touch.

On this day in 1894, Mr Falkner of Dippenhall (Farnham) contracted Mr James Ritchie of Farringdon (Alton) to thresh his ...
04/11/2023

On this day in 1894, Mr Falkner of Dippenhall (Farnham) contracted Mr James Ritchie of Farringdon (Alton) to thresh his harvest of oats and barley.

Threshing is the process which separates the edible cereals from the stalk of the plant. Traditionally, the crop was beaten with a flail.

The use of steam power quickly became popular in the 19th century, replacing the labour intensive flail and the machines powered by horses. Mr Richie, contractor for steam cultivation, threshing, hauling and gristing, would have driven his engine straight to the field or farm. This mobile service would have been very convenient for farmers.

Today, farmers use combine havesters. These machines harvest and thresh the crop in one go and in recent years fully autonomous farming equipment has been developed.

๐ŸŽ„ Christmas has arrived in our museum shop ๐ŸŽ„Browse our range of Christmas gifts, decorations, hand crafted items & festi...
03/11/2023

๐ŸŽ„ Christmas has arrived in our museum shop ๐ŸŽ„

Browse our range of Christmas gifts, decorations, hand crafted items & festive scents ๐Ÿ•ฏ๏ธ

Did you know you can now directly support your favourite Museum by buying us items from Amazon? Next time you are shoppi...
01/11/2023

Did you know you can now directly support your favourite Museum by buying us items from Amazon?
Next time you are shopping, consider adding one of these items to your basket and your kind donation will be delivered straight to us!

Next Monday (November 6th) marks the start of our Home Education sessions at the museum.During the first session we'll b...
30/10/2023

Next Monday (November 6th) marks the start of our Home Education sessions at the museum.

During the first session we'll be exploring the museum and learning all about our founders, Madge and Henry Jackson, as well as getting hands-on with history!๐Ÿ›ž๐Ÿšœ

We still have a few spaces left for the first session (November 6th) and the second session (November 20th) but the December sessions are all sold out.

Don't miss out, book on today via our website.

Thank you to everyone who visited us over October half-term. We had lots of fun creating spooky spiders, printing leaf a...
29/10/2023

Thank you to everyone who visited us over October half-term.

We had lots of fun creating spooky spiders, printing leaf art, and planting daffodil bulbs with you. It's been jam packed! Don't forget to tag us in all your pictures, we love seeing all your hard work and creativity. ๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ‚๐Ÿ“ธ

What has the Woodyard Team been up to this season? ๐Ÿš‚ Building a railway shed to house our diesel locomotives which opera...
28/10/2023

What has the Woodyard Team been up to this season?

๐Ÿš‚ Building a railway shed to house our diesel locomotives which operate on our Woodyard Railway Line.

๐Ÿชต Milling lots of fence posts and rails to install around the site.

๐Ÿ’จ Taken delivery of a portable steam locomotive that will eventually power our working woodyard. The Team is already stripping it down ready for the ten year inspection.

๐Ÿ™‹ Interested in Volunteering? The Woodyard Team meet on Saturdays and Sundays throughout the year. Visit our website to find out more!

Did you know that people used to carve turnips instead of pumpkins at Halloween? Carving lanterns out of turnips, potato...
27/10/2023

Did you know that people used to carve turnips instead of pumpkins at Halloween? Carving lanterns out of turnips, potatoes and eventually pumpkins was done in hope of warding away ghostly spirits on dark eerie nights. ๐Ÿ‘ป๐ŸŽƒ

Last week our staff and volunteers held their very own pumpkin carving competition and here are the top three.

Congratulations go to the winner, Shannon from the cafรฉ team, on her fabulous Cheshire Cat creation! Well done! ๐Ÿˆโ€โฌ›๐Ÿ†

And that's a wrap...๐ŸŽ‰Thank you to all our wonderful volunteers and visitors for making our last Activity Thursday of the...
26/10/2023

And that's a wrap...๐ŸŽ‰

Thank you to all our wonderful volunteers and visitors for making our last Activity Thursday of the year so fantastic! Activity Thursday's are taking a break for the winter now but be sure to check back in spring.

Don't forget to tag us in all your pictures. We love seeing what you've been up to!

Good morning Everyone!Join us today for more half term family fun!We have our autumn trail with stickers to collect at t...
25/10/2023

Good morning Everyone!

Join us today for more half term family fun!
We have our autumn trail with stickers to collect at the end, and our autumn themed crafts continue all week. (We've seen some great spiders webs woven yesterday!)

Today should be the last railway Wednesday of the year, however unforeseen circumstances mean that we won't be able to have the trains out to play today.

There is still lots to do and see, and we can't wait to welcome you!

Who's visiting our playground this half term? ๐Ÿ™‹ We all love it, but do you know its history? The 1950's playground is fr...
24/10/2023

Who's visiting our playground this half term? ๐Ÿ™‹ We all love it, but do you know its history?

The 1950's playground is from Hollowdene Recreation Ground in Frensham. The local Council offered it to the Museum as a surviving example of its type when they replaced it with modern equipment.

The larger of the roundabouts was first built in 1910. Before arriving at the Museum it was used in the garden of the Donkey Pub in Tilford. Originally it would have had a
canopy and carved wooden horses which were removed and updated in the 1920s with a cap and vehicles. The vehicles were upgraded again in the 1970s.

The Milk Float was used by Beacon Hill Dairy for many years. It was later used as mobile potting shed at Kelvin Lawrence Nurseries in Tilford.

The sand pits are very popular, we made them last year for the Tractor Rally using old tractor tyres!

Happy half term everyone!๐Ÿ‚We loved saying hello to everyone today and we saw some really impressive autumn crafts being ...
23/10/2023

Happy half term everyone!๐Ÿ‚

We loved saying hello to everyone today and we saw some really impressive autumn crafts being made! Down below is a picture of our timetable of events this week. There's something for everyone so come on down and see for yourself!

We look forward to welcoming you! ๐ŸŽƒ

Be sure to tag us in your half term pictures. ๐Ÿ“ธ

Will you be joining us over October Half Term Week? ๐ŸŽƒ After youโ€™ve enjoyed our spooky crafts and bulb planting, why not ...
22/10/2023

Will you be joining us over October Half Term Week? ๐ŸŽƒ

After youโ€™ve enjoyed our spooky crafts and bulb planting, why not warm up with a lovely lunch or cup of coffee in The Market Garden Cafe?

We have extra spooky cupcakes ๐Ÿง and our ever popular half term hot dog special is back ๐ŸŒญ !

Our full breakfast, lunch & kids menu is still available as well as our delicious Sunday Roasts ๐Ÿฝ๏ธ

Breakfast : 10am-12pm
Lunch : 12pm-3pm
Coffee & Cake : All Day ๐Ÿ˜Š

Address

Reeds Road, Tilford
Farnham
GU102DL

Opening Hours

Monday 10am - 4pm
Thursday 10am - 4pm
Friday 10am - 4pm
Saturday 10am - 4pm
Sunday 10am - 4pm

Telephone

01252795571

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