Explore our collection of historic agricultural tools and machinery

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Volunteer with Brook Rural Museum

The Museum can only open to the public with the help and generosity of our wonderful team of volunteers, who help welcome visitors and give tours of the buildings and collection. We are always looking for new volunteers to join our team.

We have other volunteering opportunities available including conservation and cleaning of collection items; digitisation and cataloguing; and assisting with our events.

Volunteering is a great way to learn and develop new skills and to meet new people. It’s also an excellent way to develop vital experience if you are interested in a career in the arts and heritage sector.

Sign up to become a volunteer

If you are interested in finding out more about volunteering with us please email us or complete this form.

How you can help Brook Rural Museum


The Trust depends on donations and grants to carry out its work and all support is gratefully received. If you would like to support us please send us an email.

Organisations that support Brook Rural Museum

Thanks to the National Lottery Heritage Fund for supporting our project ‘Securing the Future of Brook Museum – Engaging New Audiences’ (2023).

Thanks to the Association of Independent Museums and the National Lottery Heritage Fund for supporting our project ‘Local Stories: Memories of Hopping around Brook and Wye, Kent’ (2024).

Thanks to the National Lottery Heritage Fund for supporting our project ’Brook Rural Museum – Reaching out into our communities’ (2024).

Thanks to the Agricola Memorial Fund, the Cromarty Trust, the Sir Charles Jessel Charitable Trust, the William and Edith Oldham Charitable Trust, the Oxus Foundation, Mr Charles Course, and Ashford Borough Council for providing match funding grant support for the above projects.

Made possible with the National Lottery Heritage Fund

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