Historic Trades and Crafts

  • Flint knappingSaturday 15 September 2018
    FULL
    To be added to the waiting list please call 01243 811021 or email [email protected] 10am-4pm The course An introduction to the skill of flint knapping. You will go through the techniques and the aim of the day is for everyone to be able to go away and replicate what they have learnt. The tutors James... (more info)
  • Traditional manuscript book skillsSunday 30 September 2018
    FULL
    To be added to the waiting list please call 01243 811021 or email [email protected]wealddown.co.uk 10am-4.30pm The course This workshop explains how ancient manuscript books were created, from the preparation and treatment of vellum skins for the pages, to the curing and cutting of quills, making ink, and laying of gold leaf. It will introduce and... (more info)
  • Irons in the fireThursday 4 October 2018
    FULL
    To be added to the waiting list please call 01243 811021 or email [email protected] 9am – 5.30pm The course The course will take place in the 150 year old Museum smithy, where everything is done as it would have been more than a century ago. Students will make a simple toasting fork or poker. The... (more info)
  • Make a Pyecombe style crookFriday 5 October 2018
    FULL
    To be added to the waiting list please call 01243 811021 or email [email protected] 9am-5.30pm The course The course will take place in the 150 year old Museum smithy, where everything is done as it would have been more than a century ago. Students will make a Pyecombe Crook to take home with them. The... (more info)
  • Stone carving: green manSaturday 27 - Sunday 28 October 2018
    FULL
    To be added to the waiting list please call 01243 811021 or email [email protected] 09.30-5pm The course A two-day workshop teaching participants how to mark out, rough out and finish a Green Man design in Bath stone. The course will give people the opportunity to either carve their own design or copy carve one using... (more info)
  • Mill ExperienceSaturday 13 October 2018
    9.30am-12.30pm The course Spend the morning in our 400 year old watermill. Learn the history of the mill, where it was originally built, its life as a working parish mill and its eventual gift to the Weald & Downland, including its reconstruction at the museum. Learn about the different types of mill and their common... (more info)