...traditional buildings in a rural landscape that tell the story of the men, women and children who lived and worked in them over a 600-year period.
You can explore the 50-acre site and visit some of our 50 exhibit buildings. Many of our exhibit houses are furnished to recreate historic domestic interiors.
We have a regular programme of domestic and craft demonstrations, including cooking in our Tudor kitchen.
The Museum has an extensive artefact collection which is housed in our award-winning Downland Gridshell Building.
You can walk in the woods, bring the dog, visit the lakeside café or bring a picnic.
Or you might like to try a special event day, inspired by the Museum's collections, such as the Rare Breeds Show, the Festival of Steam or the Autumn Countryside Show.
We also run an extensive programme of adult-education courses in traditional rural trades and crafts, historic domestic life and building conservation.
New BBC Two series, Tudor Monastery Farm filmed at the Weald & Downland Open Air Museum - See BBC website for more information
Watch the series on Wednesdays on BBC2 at 9pm until 18 December 2013 and look out for the Christmas Special (date to be advised)
Want to find out more about the filming of Tudor Monastery Farm? We are putting on behind-the-scenes tours - more information
|We are delighted to announce our new youth group for 8-12 year olds, the 'History Gang', which will start in January 2014.
See details under the latest news here.