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

(see Facebook feed for latest updates)

 

Thank you to the Cromarty Trust for a grant towards the cost of repairing the oak cladding on the side sheds, and huge thanks to Councillors Clair Bell and William Howard for making discretionary grants which have allowed us to purchase a marquee. We look forward to holding events for the Brook community and to support the work of the museum once restrictions ease.

Like other museums Brook was sadly unable to open for the 2020 season due to the Covid-19 restrictions.  However we have remained busy during lockdown.  On the building side much of the decaying oak cladding to the side sheds has been replaced with new oak cladding, all of which was cut and milled locally, and the fire alarm system was overhauled.

Dr. Sheila Sweetinburgh's blog on the Nightingale Lecture 2019

To read Dr. Sheila Sweetinburgh's account of the lecture, please click on the Canterbury Christ Church University link

Retribution, performing passivity and protest anew: social and political relations in Kent after the Swing Riots

Professor Carl Griffin

(Professor of Historical Geography, University of Sussex)

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Contact icon - telephone    Contact

 

For group bookings or general enquiries, please contact:

 

The Hon. Curator, Brian Wimsett

01304 824969

BrianWimsett@hotmail.com

Location icon compass    Location

 

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

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Between the beginning of June to mid-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