Sow the seeds of curiosity with a family visit to our museum and historic working farm.
Our ever-popular play park has returned this summer with a new musical arbour, basket swing and magnifying posts to help you get closer to nature. With picnic tables and plenty of wide-open space, our play and picnic area is the perfect place to take a break during your visit.
The new play park equipment is supported by players of People’s Postcode Lottery.
Take a ride on our Farm Explorer tractor-trailer and travel to our working farm in style, enjoying the sights as you go. Farm Explorer tractor-trailer ride tickets are available at the museum ticket desk. Tickets are on a first-come first-served basis with limited availability each day. The last tractor to the farm departs at 16:00.
Discover the delightful willow sculptures inspired by the farm wildlife and resident animals as you explore outdoors Download the trail here.
Take a close-up look at plants, learn amazing facts about nature and experience some sounds and smells from a real garden.
Exploring the interactive displays your little ones can gain new skills and investigate your own garden with the eyes of a garden detective.
Our scarecrow frightens birds away so they don't eat the seeds and plants in the farm's kitchen garden which is just down from the farmhouse.
Look out for the scarecrow on a your visit and see what's growing in the garden.
As well as our farm animals, the fields are full of wild creatures. Can you spot a hare or a fox? A mouse or squirrel? A kestrel or a sparrowhawk? Or maybe some beautiful butterflies?
Meet cows, pigs, horses, sheep and hens on our friendly working farm in the fields and the byres. You may even see our friendly farm cats patrolling the farmyard.
Plan your visit to the National Museum of Rural Life with our map to view online or print at home.Museum map
Tickets are valid for unlimited visits for 12 months from the date of purchase. Terms and conditions apply.Find out more