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Self-led visits to the National Museum of Rural Life

Self-led visits are available Mondays and Fridays during term-time

About a self led visit to the National Museum of Rural Life

What does a visit involve?  

A visit to the museum can be a unique, exciting experience for your pupils and can be used to explore a wide range of topics. The museum is available to visit free of charge for pre-booked school groups. 

Booking a general visit provides you with:

  • Free entry to the museum and working farm
  • Access to a range of resources you can use beforehand, or print and bring with to use during the day
  • Cloakroom and lunchroom space – subject to availability

The day is yours to plan, and we’ve provided some top tips below to assist you in doing this. Details about timings, directions, and risk assessments will be included in your booking confirmation. 

Top tips for visiting the National Museum of Rural Life

Before you visit

 Plan your visit in class using our museum map and museum information.


Please be aware that pupils need to be supervised at all times when visiting the museum. We recommend splitting your class into small groups.

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Hop aboard our Farm Explorer trailer for a short ride to our working farm. Learn all about our farm animals and working farm.

Garden Detectives 

Visit our interactive gallery Garden Detectives to see the life cycle of a dragonfly and a frog, tip a watering can to see a flower grow, explore the gallery to reveal different insects and smell different flowers just like a bee in the garden. 

Request a Self-Led Visit to the National Museum of Rural Life

Submit a request for a self-led visit to the Museum of Rural Life. Please be aware self-led visits are usually only available Mondays and Fridays during term time. For any other date please email for more information.

Request a self-led visit

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