The Rural Life Museum is the home of Weyfest and is the largest countryside museum in the South of England. It was awarded a Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence in 2015 and Queens Award for Voluntary Service and is a fascinating museum of village life, founded by Madge and Henry Jackson in 1973.
Since that time it has grown to occupy ten acres of field and woodland and the collection of around 40,000 artefacts is now housed in purpose built and reconstructed historic rural buildings. The displays reflect the dramatic changes in country living during the years between 1800 and 1960.
The museum is a professionally run organisation and a member of the Association of Independent Museums, supported by a team of over 100 regular volunteers.