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Rural Life Centre


Collection of farm machinery, wagons, implements, and village life set in an Arboretum. Equipped and operational blacksmith’s forge and a wheelwright’s shop, and other items of interest. A 2ft gauge railway operates most Sundays.


  • Parking
  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop
  • Full disabled access


The Old Kiln Museum Trust


Reeds Road Tilford Farnham Surrey GU10 2DL

  • 01252 795 571
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Open days

Wed-Sun & BHol Mar-Nov 1000-1700. Nov-Feb Wed & Sun 1100-1600. (Last entry one hour earlier.)


By Bus: 19

By Rail: Farnham / 3.00 miles


Sat 31st Mar 2018: Steam Toy Rally

Rural Life Centre, Reeds Road, Tilford, Farnham, Surrey, GU10 2DL.
Tel: 01252 795 571.

Hundreds of miniature steam-powered toys, old and new, will be on show. Bring along your working steam toy and you will be admitted free (one person per…

Miniature Steam / Models

Sat 28th - Sun 29th Apr 2018: Working with Wood

The museum's woodyard will be in action demonstrating the handling of timber from tree to finished product aided by other woodland craftsmen and the…

Country Fayre

Sat 12th - Sun 13th May 2018: A Village at War

 Our wartime re-enactors transform the museum with the sights, sounds and smells of a wartime village 'somewhere in England' as D-Day approaches…


Sun 27th May 2018: Bus & Coach Rally

Our popular rally returns with a chance to see and ride on a wide variety of classic vehicles.


Sun 22nd Jul 2018: Ford MKII Car Rally

Consuls, Zephyrs and Zodiacs will be on display including Farnham Estates converted locally at Abbott's factory in Wrecclesham. Everyone welcome, if…

Classic Cars

Sun 29th Jul 2018: Rustic Sunday

An experience of rural life – Country crafts, country musicians and the ambience of a vanished way of life.

Country Fayre

Sun 16th Sep 2018: Classic Vehicle Gathering

Surrey Classical Vehicle Club will be back with a wide assortment of vehicles from bikes to buses and including autojumble. Plus Surrey Woodturners’…

Autojumble / Buses / Classic Cars / Commercial Vehicles / Motorbikes

Sun 14th Oct 2018: Land-Rover Day

Southern Central Vintage Agricultural Club (SCVAC) host the ever popular annual Land-Rover day. There will also be Land-Rover themed auto-jumble and machinery…

Autojumble / Commercial Vehicles

Sat 8th - Sun 16th Dec 2018: Santa Specials

Visit website for more information and booking. Weekends only. Don't miss our Santa Specials; the little ones will thoroughly enjoy riding on the train,…

Railways / Santa

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