Beck Isle Museum of Rural Life

Museum/Heritage/Gallery/Visitor Centre


Housed in England’s first agricultural college, this fine historic building is packed full of history.

Explore period shops, bygones of a Victorian age, including a printer’s workshop, grocers’ shop, gentleman’s outfitters, pub and chemist’s shop. Don’t miss the blacksmith's forge and industrial heritage gallery detailing the fascinating past of the Rosedale ironstone mine and railway.

The museum, which opened in 1967, houses wonderful collections of the local life and social history of Pickering Vale including the regionally important Sydney Smith photographic collection.


Type Price
Adult £7.00
Family (2 Adults and up to 3 children) £18.00
Child (6-16) £4.00
Child under 5 free
Concession £6.00

Opening Hours

Sun 10:00 17:00
Mon 10:00 17:00
Tue 10:00 17:00
Wed 10:00 17:00
Thu 10:00 17:00
Fri 10:00 17:00
Sat 10:00 17:00


  • Disabled Access
  • On-Site Parking
  • Child Friendly
  • Indoor


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