Dowsing day

Sunday 14 May 2017


The course

A day of discussion, practical demonstration, guidance and hands on experience will convince even the most sceptical of the value of this ancient craft.

The tutor

Pete Redman trained in the sciences at Cambridge University, has been chief executive of some of the country’s leading housing organisations, and now works in the City. His father dowsed as an efficient way of surveying large estates for underground services and previous ground disturbance at a speed that beat all modern techniques. Pete looks forward to helping you achieve your first “find”.

Participant information

This workshop will be limited to 20 participants to ensure everyone has sufficient individual attention. Please bring two wire coat hangers (in their original form). These will become your rods. Also bring some fine string, or thread, and a small weight to make a pendulum, and outdoor clothing and sturdy footwear.


£50 per person, to include tuition, teas and coffees.

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.



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