The list below shows all our current members.

Institutional Members: 

Land Girls and Lumber Jills: a gallery devoted to the story of the Women’s Land Army in Norfolk, Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse

North West

Museum of Lakeland Life and Industry, Cumbria

Lancashire Conservation Studios & Collections


North East

Beamish: The Living Museum of the North

The Heritage Centre Bellingham

The Weardale Museum


Yorkshire and Humber 

Dales Countryside Museum

East Riding of Yorkshire Museums Service

Ryedale Folk Museum, North Yorkshire

Yorkshire Museum of Farming


East Midlands

Bassetlaw Museum, Nottinghamshire

Leicestershire County Council Museums

Museum of Leathercraft (National Leather Collection)

Mountain King Forge, Derbyshire

North Lincolnshire Museum

Rutland County Museum


West Midlands 

Acton Scott Historic Working Farm, Shropshire

Avoncroft Museum, Worcestershire

Chedham’s Yard Trust, Warwickshire

S.E. Davis & Sons, Worcestershire

Staffordshire County Museum Service

Tenbury Wells Museum & History Group


East of England

Ashwell Village Museum, Hertforshire

Burwell Museum and Windmill

Farmland Museum and Denny Abbey, Cambridgeshire

Gressenhall Farm & Workhouse, Norfolk

Museum of East Anglian Life, Suffolk

Museum of the Broads

Ramsey Rural Museum Community Trust, Cambridgeshire


South East

Agricultural Museum, Brook, Kent

Chiltern Open Air Museum, Buckinghamshire

Combe Mill, Oxfordshire

Friends of the Cotswolds

Milton Keynes Museum

Museum of English Rural Life, Reading

New Forest Ninth Centenary Trust, Hampshire

Rural Life Centre, Surrey

St Barbe Museum and Art Gallery, Hampshire

Vale and Downland Museum, Oxfordshire

Weald & Downland Open Air Museum, West Sussex


South West

Aldbourne Community Heritage Centre, Wiltshire

Bristol Culture

Jersey Heritage (Hamptonne Country Life Museum)

Kingsbridge Cookworthy Museum, Devon

Lyn and Exmoor Museum

Museum of Cornish Life

Richard Jefferies Museum

Somerset Rural Life Museum, South West Heritage Trust

Thornbury and District Museum, Gloucestershire

Tiverton Museum of Mid Devon Life

Wiltshire Museum (Wiltshire Archaeological and Natural History Society)



Greenfield Valley Trust



Auchindrain Historic Highland Farm Township

Highland Folk Museum

National Museum of Rural Life

Orkney Arts Museums and Heritage


Northern Ireland

National Museums NI



Heavy Horse World Magazine

Science Museum Group – including the Science Museum

In addition, The Rural Museums Network is delighted to have a number of individual Affiliate Members

Charcoal burning, Rural Life Centre, Farnham © Rural Life Centre