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Rural Life Centre

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

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Enchanting place

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 4, 2015
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Farnham, United Kingdom
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Farnham, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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20 reviews 20 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 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
11 helpful votes 11 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
Top Contributor
98 reviews 98 reviews
62 attraction reviews
129 helpful votes 129 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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Reading, United Kingdom
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44 reviews 44 reviews
44 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We visited last Saturday when the special 'weekend event' was old Tractors. All the owners want to tell you the special features of their machine. Its not usually very crowded and so we can relax in the sunshine. We always stop for a Latte and Bacon Bagette in the Restaurant. (You don't have to pay to go in to it... More 

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Woking, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Took 3 adults and 4 children, large car park, shade available for the car, it was fairly quiet for the school holidays, but that was a bonus as there was lots to see and no queues or concerns about the children running about. All found most exhibits interesting, nice that it was 'hands on' for the kids, they had a... More 

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Elstead
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6 reviews 6 reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We went there on the Polish Day. Few adults and 6kids. I'm polish, so obviously loved the Polish food,and all the other traditional polish extras:-) Went to get drink from restaurant, and the woman working there was auful, mean and acctualy told customer to drink his milk shake from plastic cup, so she doesn't need to clean the glass. Also,... More 

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