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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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.

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