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Rural Life Centre

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Address: Reeds Road, Farnham GU10 2DL, England
Phone Number: 01252 795571
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Wed - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Rather expensive, but very good displays and Jess came too

Jess (My Bulldog) my wife and I thought we'd actually have a look at the Rural Life Centre as well as enjoy a lunch in the on site cafe. It was a overcast and chilly day so it was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 21, 2015
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Reigate, England, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

I visited with a friend. We went during the week so it wasn't busy at all. There were recreated houses and buildings in different time periods which were nice to look around. Other buildings included an old chapel, school room and lots of different trades i.e blacksmith, carpenter. There is a childrens play area, but basic. There are areas for... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Jess (My Bulldog) my wife and I thought we'd actually have a look at the Rural Life Centre as well as enjoy a lunch in the on site cafe. It was a overcast and chilly day so it was good to be able to go into some of the buildings to briefly warm up. We were there for two hours... More 

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London
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015 via mobile

We visited today as part of a Home Education Group trip and took part in 2 workshops. The centre was amazing, the workshops were fun as well as informative and the volunteers were amazingly helpful and friendly. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the day and we really want to go back again. If you go and visit, you will not be disappointed!

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Farnham, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Interesting place to spend a day. Cafe with great food, lot's of rural relics and even a steam railway which runs every Sunday. Best event of the year is Weyfest. great music and lovely atmosphere.

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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

Visited several times in 2014 for the special weekend events and recently for the Santa special. Atmosphere is relaxed and friendly, it is staffed by volunteers. Agricultural based exhibits from 18th century up to mid 20th century. Many old buildings recovered from villages around Surrey.

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Farnham, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

We came to the Christmas Fair and enjoyed the whole experience. What a wonderful collection of antique farm implements. I even had a chance to try my hand at wood carving on a foot operated lathe!

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Tonbridge, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

This was a great outing for children. Not so much because of the museum but because of the huge effort made by the volunteers. Apple bobbing, launching a rocket, making a hub-and-spoke wheel and doing craft was great. Seeing the Anderson shelter and the post war prefab house fitted in nicely with what my son learned at school. This had... More 

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Hindhead, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

I visited the Rural Life Center today (30th October) with 3 and 7 year old children. It was an activity day which they run in the holidays and as a result there were many free activities for the children to do in addition. My kids made stomp rockets, Christmas crackers ( with toys, mottos and hats to put inside), they... More 

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Dorset
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

I really only went to see my old classroom from the 1970s which I understood had been moved there and only expected to spend about an hour in the museum but was very pleasantly surprised - I could have been there all day looking at it all. I loved that you could wander in and out of the buildings without... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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63 attraction reviews
142 helpful votes 142 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

I visited for the first time with my children (7 and 9). My first impression on entering was that this was a quirky and rambling place, full of all sorts of old items and buildings, fairly randomly arranged around the site. Indeed I had no idea that it was possible to have so many farming and household objects still in... More 

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