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.

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.


The Museum Will Be Reopening

The Museum will be reopening for the 2021 season on 5 June and looks forward to welcoming back visitors, school parties and other groups. A number of improvements to the interpretation have been made over the winter months, including a room with beautiful models of buildings and horse-drawn equipment and a local collection of butterflies. Do come and explore!

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Brook Museum 60 years on

Trustee Francis Huntington looks back to his first visit to the Museum 60 years ago.

When I arrived in Wye in 1961, as an undergraduate at the College, the Agricultural Museum at Brook had been established in the wonderful Brook Medieval barn, for only two years. I do remember that on my first visit, I was surprised that I recognised most of the equipment on display, from my grandparent’s farm in Devon and even my parents’ farm in Somerset, and I knew how most of the items worked.  Now, six decades on, it is a privilege to be a Trustee of the Museum and to be part of the team which is seeking to develop a wider audience for the museums unique collections.  I feel sure that that we will be able to enhance the appeal of the buildings and the collections, to an enlarged audience by harnessing (no pun intended) digital media both within the museum and online.  The Museum Trustees have recently commissioned a study to help us enhance the visitor experience,  we look forward to the museum becoming a well-recognised and unique destination within the Kent Downs AONB.  As they say ‘watch this space’.

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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 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