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 Wye Rural Museum Trust, which owns and runs the museum, welcomes you to explore our site and learn more about our history, buildings, and collections.

As well as the usual opening hours, we offer tours throughout the year for both interested groups and schools by arrangement with the curator. Volunteers who would like to get involved with the museum are always welcome - go to How to Help and Support Us.


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Job Opportunity

Engagement and Collections Manager sought for inspiring rural museum in the Kent countryside, near Ashford


We are excited to have been awarded a grant by the National Lottery Heritage Fund to help transform the Museum’s activities and visitor numbers, in particular by improving our collections management and interpretation, and enhancing our website, outreach activities and volunteer engagement. We are therefore now looking for a part time Engagement and Collections Manager to lead the delivery of these objectives. We may appoint a single individual or split the roles, as set out below.

Engagement and Collections Manager (0.6 FTE, one year contract). The role could also be split into two posts:

  1. Community Engagement Manager (0.4 FTE, one year contract) and
  2. Collections Officer (0.2 FTE, one year contract)

We would welcome applications for either of the above roles or for the combined role, depending on your skills, experience and interests.


For further details and how to apply see the Application Pack here. The deadline for applications is 12 pm on Wednesday 13 July 2022.

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Michael Nightingale Memorial Lecture

We are pleased to announce that the 10th Michael Nightingale Memorial Lecture will be taking place on Tuesday 27th September at 7pm in the Michael Berry Lecture Theatre, Old Sessions House, Canterbury. Our very own Graham Bradley will be delivering his lecture "An Agricultural History of Brook: A Village in Kent". See the flyer for full details.

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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