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Rural Life Centre

Reeds Road, Farnham GU10 2DL, England
01252 795571
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Ranked #2 of 9 Attractions in Farnham
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums, Museums
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Type: History Museums, Museums
Hours:
Wed - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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English first
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

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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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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
6 helpful votes 6 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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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
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90 reviews 90 reviews
57 attraction reviews
110 helpful votes 110 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 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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 via mobile

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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west sussex
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32 reviews 32 reviews
15 attraction reviews
791 helpful votes 791 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Visited today with my husband and were pleasantly surprised to find there was an event on. A lovely outdoor museum with plenty of interesting exhibitions and lots of fun photo opportunities! We had a great time. Would recommend to all for a fun and informative afternoon out. Plenty of vintage ploughs to fawn over too, my husband couldn't believe his... More 

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