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We’re hiring!

We are recruiting for a part-time Conservation and Collections Officer Overview: Salary: £25,000 per annum pro rata (£10,200) Hours: 14 hours per week (0.4 FTE) 12 month contract Location: Brook Rural Museum, Brook, Ashford, TN25 5PE and opportunity for home working Reporting to: Community Engagement Manager Key relationships: Trustees, Volunteers Annual leave: 20 days (pro […]

Call for New Volunteers

Are you interested in local history, meeting new people or a career in the arts & heritage sector? We are looking for new volunteers to join our Front of House team! Duties include welcoming visitors to our historic barn and oast house and guiding them round the historic artefacts. Availability required on one or two […]

Brook Rural Museum awarded AIM grant

Brook Rural Museum awarded £13,843 from the Association of Independent Museums’ (AIM) ‘New Stories New Audiences’ Grant!! From January 2024, Brook Rural Museum will be working in partnership with the University of Kent Special Collections and Archives Team to deliver the AIM Oral History Project ‘Local Stories: Memories of Hopping around Brook and Wye, Kent’, […]

Christmas Wheat Weaving Workshop

Brook Rural Museum hosted its first Christmas Craft Workshop on Saturday 2 December.   Carol, the Wheat Weaver (@thewheatweaver) helped participants create their own festive wheat decorations to take home. All had a brilliant time and were keen to take part in future workshops! We hope this is the first of many craft workshops at […]

Report from Michael Nightingale Memorial Lecture 2023

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 Christ Church on 26 September. Dr Sheila Sweetinburgh who is both a trustee of the museum and co-director of Christ Church’s Centre for Kent History and Heritage provided the following account […]

Christmas Wheat Weaving Workshop 2 December 2023

Join us on Saturday 2 December as Carol the Wheat Weaver delivers a Christmas wheat weaving workshop. Tickets are £45 per person and spaces are limited, book here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/christmas-wheat-weaving-workshop-tickets-730314388997 You will be able to make and take home up to 3 festive weaves and refreshments will be provided.

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