Rural Life Centre

One of the biggest private collections of village and rural life. The Rural Life Centre 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. There is so much to explore!

Meet the blacksmiths @oldkilnforge Have a ride on the train @OldkilnlightrailwaytilfordSurrey Find out what the Woodies are up to @rustictimbergroup

Reeds Road,


GU10 2DL

Sat Nav: GU10 2DL

Tel: +44 (0) 1252 795571

Summer hours

27th Feb until 31st October we are open 10am - 5pm, Wednesday - Sunday.  We are open on bank holiday Mondays from 10am - 5pm.

Winter hours

Please note: The museum will be closed from 20th December until 2nd January for the festive season.

1st November until 28th February we are open 11am - 4pm, Wednesday & Sunday.

Please note:  The Tilford East Bridge is closed until summer 2020.  Diversions are in place.  You may need to leave a little longer for your journey.

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