Usk Rural Life Museum

A stone cottage labelled 'Usk Rural Life Museum'
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A ‘hands on’ experience for all ages! Based in the historic town of Usk, the Museum aims to conserve and display aspects of the history, heritage and traditions of rural life in the county of Monmouthshire.

A recent report on provincial museums described the Usk Rural Life Museum as ‘one of the best of its kind in Britain’. It presents a huge range of interesting items in an informal setting backed by well researched information.

The Museum portrays life in Monmouthshire as it was at any time between 1850 and the end of World War II. The collection is housed in a traditional malt barn and adjoining buildings. The exhibits have been collected over the years by a group of local enthusiasts determined that examples of the equipment on which country people depended from day to day should be preserved for posterity.

The Museum is run entirely by volunteers of The Rural Crafts Preservation Society.

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Opening hours

Apri 1st - October 31st, Tuesday - Saturday, 10.30 - 17.00
Last Admission 16.30
Groups and Schools by arrangement.

Admission charges

Admission free.

Collection details

Costume and Textiles, Social History

Usk Rural Life Museum
The Malt Barn
New Market Street




01291 673777

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