Welcome to the Agricultural Museum at Brook

Tucked away below the North Downs, in the small village of Brook between Ashford and Wye, is a unique museum. The Grade I listed barn, Grade II listed oast house and associated buildings of the Agricultural Museum Brook, house an impressive collection of Kent related agricultural objects.

 Front of barn

The museum is owned and run by the Wye Rural Museum Trust, which was formed in 1996, to take over the ownership of the museum buildings and collections from the then Wye College.

 

We welcome you to explore our site and learn more about our history, buildings, collections and the Wye Rural Museum Trust.

 

As well as the usual opening hours we offer tours with our knowledgeable staff for both interested groups and schools by arrangement with the curator.

 

News and Events

Ploughing is the initial stage of preparing a fine tilth to grow the next season’s crop. Plough Monday – the first Monday after the twelfth day of Christmas – was traditionally the start of a new ploughing season and was celebrated by ploughmen in fancy dress hauling a plough through the village collecting money for the festivities. Any householder failing to contribute was at risk of having their garden ploughed!

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For group bookings or general enquiries, please contact:

 

The Hon. Curator, Brian Wimsett

01304 824969

BrianWimsett@hotmail.com

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The Agricultural Museum Brook,
The Street,
Brook,
Ashford, Kent.
TN25 5PF

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Between the beginning of May and the end of September, the museum is open on Saturday and Sunday afternoons from 14:00 to 17:00.


For further details, please see Opening Times and Prices