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


Express Dairy Tales

Friends, Families and Travellers

Heavy Horse World Magazine

National Trust

Science Museum Group – including the Science Museum

North West

Lakeland Museum, Cumbria

Lancashire Conservation Studios & Collections

Museum of Rural Lancashire Life (website under development)

The Ruskin Museum

Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery, Carlisle

North East

Beamish: The Living Museum of the North

The Heritage Centre Bellingham

The Weardale Museum

Yorkshire and Humber 

Beck Isle Museum, Pickering

Dales Countryside Museum

East Riding of Yorkshire Museums Service

Museum of North Craven Life

Ryedale Folk Museum, North Yorkshire

Shibden Hall, Halifax

Yorkshire Museum of Farming

East Midlands

Bassetlaw Museum, Nottinghamshire

Foxton Canal Museum (Foxton Inclined Plane Trust)

Kettering Museum and Art Gallery

Leicestershire County Council Museums

Museum of Lincolnshire Life

Mountain King Forge, Derbyshire

North Lincolnshire Museum

Normanby Hall

Rutland County Museum

West Midlands 

Acton Scott Historic Working Farm, Shropshire

Avoncroft Museum, Worcestershire

Chedham’s Yard Trust, Warwickshire 

Herefordshire Museums

The Lace Guild Museum, Stourbridge

Leominster Museum, Herefordshire

Marton Museum of Country Bygones

Museum of Cider, Hereford

Museums Worcestershire, including Worcestershire County Museum at Hartlebury Castle

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, Cambridgeshire

Farmland Museum and Denny Abbey, Cambridgeshire

Food Museum, Suffolk

Gressenhall Farm & Workhouse, Norfolk

Heritage, Culture & Community (HCC) Stonea (no current website)

Museum of the Broads, Norfolk

Ramsey Rural Museum Community Trust, Cambridgeshire


Hillingdon Museums and Archives Service

South East

The Amelia Scott, Tunbridge Wells

Amberley Museum, West Sussex

The Brickworks Museum, Hampshire

Brook Rural Museum, Kent

Chiltern Open Air Museum, Buckinghamshire

Combe Mill, Oxfordshire

Friends of the Cotswolds

Horsham Museum & Art Gallery, West Sussex

The Kent Mining Museum, Deal

Milton Keynes Museum

Museum of English Rural Life, Reading

Museums Resource Centre (Oxfordshire)

New Forest Heritage Trust, Hampshire

Pitstone Green Museum, Bedfordshire

Rural Life Living Museum, Surrey

St Barbe Museum and Art Gallery, Hampshire

Vale and Downland Museum, Oxfordshire

Weald & Downland Living Museum, West Sussex

Waterperry Rural Museum at Waterperry Gardens, Oxfordshire

South West

Aldbourne Community Heritage Centre, Wiltshire

Beaminster Museum, Dorset

Bristol Culture 

Dartmoor Prison Museum

Dean Heritage Centre

Dorset Museum, Dorchester

Kingsbridge Cookworthy Museum, Devon

Lostwithiel Museum, Cornwall

Lyn and Exmoor Museum

Museum of Cornish Life

Museum of Dartmoor Life, Devon

Museum of East Dorset (The Priest’s House Museum Trust), Wimborne

Richard Jefferies Museum, Swindon

St Augustine’s Farm, Gloucestershire

Somerset Rural Life Museum, South West Heritage Trust 

Sturminster Newton Heritage Trust

Tetbury Police Museum and Courtroom, Gloucestershire

Thornbury and District Museum, Gloucestershire

Tiverton Museum of Mid Devon Life

Wiltshire Museum (Wiltshire Archaeological and Natural History Society)


Amgueddfa Ceredigion Museum

CofGâr – Camarthenshire County Council Museum and Art Service, including Carmarthenshire Museum

Greenfield Valley Trust

St Fagans National Museum of History

Scolton Manor Park (Pembrokeshire Museum Service)

Swansea Museum

Y Lanfa Powysland Museum & Welshpool Library


Aberdeenshire Museums Service, including Aberdeenshire Farming Museum

Alford Heritage Museum, Aberdeenshire

Auchindrain Historic Highland Farm Township, Argyll

Cruck Cottage, Torthorwald, Dumfries

Gairloch Museum, Ross-shire

Highland Folk Museum

The Museum of Islay Life

National Museum of Rural Life, East Kilbride

Orkney Arts Museums and Heritage

Robert Burns Ellisland Museum and Farm

Northern Ireland

Mid-Antrim Museum, The Braid, County Antrim

National Museums NI

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

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