Hampshire Cultural Trust

Rural Life

The Rural Life collection has its origins in the 1850s when William Curtis began acquiring rural bygones. It was subsequently developed to reflect life in the countryside, including livestock, crop husbandry, and rural sports.

  • Hand tools
  • Implements
  • Machines
  • Farm Power
  • Livestock
  • Dairying
  • Crop/husbandry
  • Pest and vermin control
  • Broom making
  • Furniture making
  • Hoop shaving
  • Hurdle making
  • Wood turning

  • Hunting
  • Shooting
  • Fishing




Take a learning journey through the history in Hampshire's countryside

A brief history of tools