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

 

The Map As Biography: Maps, Memory And The Kent Landscape

Professor Peter Vujakovic

(Professor of Geography, Canterbury Christ Church University)

We are sorry, but we will not be opening in May this year or the last two weekends in September as we do not currently have enough volunteers to fill these dates.

If you would like to visit the museum in May or September, please contact the curator by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Farmers prided themselves on choosing the optimum time for spring sowing e.g. to sow during a waxing moon was thought preferable. Many relied on the feel of the land on their feet even when these were covered with boots.

Ploughing is the initial stage of preparing a fine tilth to grow the next season’s crop. Plough Monday – the first Monday after the twelfth day of Christmas – was traditionally the start of a new ploughing season and was celebrated by ploughmen

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