Open between 27 May to 1 October – Saturday and Sunday afternoons – from 14:00 to 17:00
Brook Rural Museum sits at the foot of the North Downs’ iconic Devil’s Kneading Trough and preserves over 700 years of history. Housed in a magnificent 14th-century grange barn and 19th-century oast house, the museum collects and exhibits the agricultural and rural history of East Kent. Our collections date from the 18th century and tell the story of farming and rural life in the Garden of England from the age of the horse through to the Industrial Revolution and beyond.
The museum and its historic buildings are owned and managed by the Wye Rural Museum Trust.
Brook Rural Museum was delighted to join Christ Church University in jointly hosting Dr Adam Chapman who delivered the annual Michael Nightingale Memorial lecture at
It's an Aladdin's cave of yesteryear from hopping and grain-growing to waggons and a beautifully preserved linen farmer's smock. Heritage Lottery funding is giving this museum a new lease of life with interesting events happening in 2023.
What a very interesting place to visit. My son and I had a very warm welcome from the volunteers. We particularly loved the Oast House, its lovely to see it still in it's original state. If you're in the area definitely pop in there.
Brilliant piece of history and evolution in agriculture... for enthusiasts who know what's happening vis-a-vis what it was.