Trustees and Staff

Trustees Mission

The management and care of the buildings and the collections is carried out by the Wye Rural Museum Trust and a team of dedicated volunteers. 

The mission of Brook Rural Museum is to preserve, interpret and improve access to the museum site; to collect, preserve, interpret and exhibit the agricultural and rural history of Brook and East Kent; and to ensure the widest possible public access to the site and its heritage assets.

The Trust The Wye Rural Museum Trust (reg. charity number: 1055879) was formed in 1996 to take over the ownership of the Museum buildings and collections from Wye College (University of London). With the help of a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund and a number of corporate and private donations the Trust was able to buy the site and buildings from Wye College, which then gifted the collections to the Trust, which took formal control in May 1997. Contact with the Trust can be made by email.

Members of the Trust

Tim Betts

Co-opted Trustee

John Bulaitis

Co-opted Trustee

Jeremy Clarke

Co-opted Trustee

Francis Huntington

Co-opted Trustee

Sir George Jessel DL

Nominated by Canterbury Farmers Club

Caroline Knight

Co-opted Trustee

Julie Martin

Co-opted Trustee

Sir John Mummery DL

Co-opted Trustee

John Nightingale

Chairman

Sheila Sweetinburgh

Nominated by Canterbury Farmers Club

John Tomkins

Co-opted Trustee

Paul Webster

Co-opted Trustee

Mike West

Co-opted Trustee

Officers and Advisers of the Trust

Cllr Simon Betty

Ashford Borough Council Liasion

Rebecca Nash

Mentor

Mike Mooney

Co-Treasurer

Andrew Scarfe

Treasurer

Staff Members

Fran Penberthy

Administrator & Community Liaison Officer

Tom Kennett

Collections Officer

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