Brian WimsettThe Honorary Curator, Brian Wimsett, is involved in the general day to day running of the museum. He is also one of the volunteers who open the museum at weekends during the season and generally shows round the parties that have booked to visit the museum.

Tom HillTom Hill, who is a former Trustee and Secretary of the Wye Rural Museum Trust, is also involved in the day to day running of the museum and assists in showing large parties round. As a mark of the enormous work that he does on behalf of the museum, the meeting room has been named after him.

At weekends you are very likely to meet one or more of our band of voluntary helpers. Without these willing enthusiasts it would be difficult for us to keep the museum open even for the present limited hours. Most of the Volunteers are residents of Brook or Wye. We are always happy to receive additional offers of help, either with the manning of the Museum at open times or with conservation work on the exhibits. Please contact Brian Wimsett if the idea of offering some help appeals to you.


The helpers we have for 2017 are:

  • Mary and Tom Hill

  • John and Diana Prescott

  • Fiona and Mike Williams

  • David Brown

  • Mick Mooney

  • Ken and Maureen Hughes

  • Joyce and Graham Bradley

  • Oliver Trowell
  • Alan and Pam Rogers

  • Vic Jeffrey

  • Doug Bramley

  • Frank and José Preston

  • Janet Jessop

  • Barbara Randall

  • Janet Medhurst

  • Vicky Linin

  • Alison and Stuart Finn
We are also grateful to Bob Scarfe for cutting the grass behind the barn with his ride-on mower and Fiona Williams for cutting the grass along the front of the museum.

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For group bookings or general enquiries, please contact:


The Hon. Curator, Brian Wimsett

01304 824969

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The Agricultural Museum Brook,
The Street,
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