Course News

Timber framing bursary 2015

A long-established part of our course programme is the Museum’s Timber framing from scratch series. These practical five-day courses are led by Museum Carpenter in Residence, Joe Thompson.

We are pleased to announce that with the generous support of the Historic Houses Association, we are able to fund three half price places on one of the courses in our Timber framing from scratch series in 2015. Applicants can choose which course they would like to attend. The deadline for application is 31 January 2015, after which interviews of shortlisted candidates will take place.

The bursaries will be offered to those applicants who are keen to begin, or progress, their career in the timber framing industry and whose financial circumstances would prevent attendance on the course without the bursary.

For more information about the bursary click here.

Application forms are available below:

Application form – Microsoft Word

Application form – PDF

2015 courses

Trad brochure 2015BCC brochure 2015

We have now published our 2015 course dates! We are currently adding all 170 courses to the website, in the meantime you can download our Traditional Rural Trades & Craft and Historic Building Conservation course brochures or if you would like to receive a brochure through the post email [email protected] or call 01243 811021.

There are a whole range of exciting new courses for 2015 including Nålebinding (or Viking knitting); Saxon treewrights and the buildings they built; Herbs, humours and astrology and a two-day course Understanding & repairing the small 18th century house.

Waiting Lists

If the course you wishes to go on is full you can add your name to the waiting list. If someone drops out the Museum will give you a call and see if you would like the place or if there are enough people on the waiting list we might run the course another day.

Oak frames for sale

timber frames

The Weald & Downland Open Air Museum has a number of oak timber frames for sale. These are products of our Timber Framing From Scratch courses, and make an ideal small office or garden room.

For further information on frames and prices click here.