Birds of prey experience

Thursday 3 August 2017



The course

Whether you are considering taking up falconry/hawking or would simply like to enjoy a day out that offers something completely different, this course is for you. A unique opportunity to learn about the husbandry and training of birds of prey handle and fly birds in the Museum’s parkland learn about the history of hunting with birds.

The tutor

Ray Prior has been a top Falconer for many years – he trained his first bird in 1971. He went professional in 1988 and brings with him a wealth of experience and information about a variety of birds of prey. He performs leading displays across the country.

Participant information

Please wear clothing in muted colours. The experience day is outside in all weathers so please wear suitable outdoor clothing and footwear.


£75 per person, to include tuition, teas and coffees. The Museum café will be open or you can bring a packed lunch.

The Museum

The Weald & Downland Living Museum has over 45 historic building exhibits. It is also home to the award winning and innovative Downland Gridshell, which houses a conservation workshop and artefact store, and is also used for many practical courses. The Museum runs a full programme of courses in historic building conservation and traditional rural trades and crafts, along with MSc programmes in Building Conservation and Timber Building Conservation validated by the University of York. Please telephone for further details.