Our exhibition hall is a snapshot of rural life, nostalgia, memorabilia and times gone by.
Packed with an extraordinary collection of farm and agricultural machinery, the exhibition hall houses a vast array of farming technology collected over 50 years.
It’s easy to forget that some of this machinery was regarded as sophisticated technology in its time – and shows how much life has changed in the past century.
Ever wanted to know what a pig oiler looked like? You can find out at The World of Country Life!
Appeared in July 2014 on BBC’s The One Show as part of the feature on the Sid Valley Memory Cafe’s “Moments in Time” reminiscence project! You’ve heard of Memory Lane, now stroll down it. Our replica Victorian street with pub, dress shop, game keeper’s cottage and garage show a wealth of curio, antique objects and unusual machinery from times gone by.
The tableaux of life in the 20′s, 30′s and 40′s have become something of a local icon. Did you see a mannequin move or was it just your imagination?
We welcome school group visits from local schools around Exmouth, Exeter and in Devon. The World of Country Life can provide a rewarding balance between educational activity and adventure play.
From investigating mini beasts in Bugland to learning about the history of motor vehicles in our Hall of Transport, World of Country Life provides a rich environment for a wide range of curriculum linked learning outside the classroom experiences.