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Museum at Night: May (Ticketed)

Friday 19 May to Saturday 20 May 2017
8.45pm - 11.00pm


On Friday 19 and Saturday 20 May we will open our doors from 8.45pm for pre-booked visitors to experience our atmospheric Museum at Night guided walks.

These enchanting walks offer a truly out of the ordinary experience – you will be guided by lamplight to different spaces around the Museum, to hear a series of short night-time stories. Some will be amusing, some mysterious and some downright odd. Some are definitely not the stuff to ensure sweet dreams. Each story has a historical root, as truth is far stranger than fiction.

At the end of the evening, participants are invited gather around an open fire for a calming spiced warm drink of an alcoholic or non-alcoholic variety, plus a biscuit.

Booking information

Not for the under 16s or the faint of heart. Tickets are limited and must be booked in advance.

Tickets are £25 each and can be booked online.


Guests should arrive at 8.45pm and meet at the Museum shop and ticket office for a prompt 9.00pm start. Walks will last approximately 2 hours.

Please note that there is limited seating in the Museum’s historic houses and the evening will involve an amount of walking on uneven surfaces.

Participant information

Starts at 9pm and finishes with hot drinks and biscuits. Suitable for those aged 16 years and over. Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult.

Please wear suitable outdoor clothing and sturdy footwear, as some paths are uneven. As there will be several walks taking place at the same time, we must stick to our timetable – please ensure you arrive by 8.45pm. Walks will take approximately 2 hours.

About Museums at Night

Culture24 co-ordinates Museums at Night, the annual festival encouraging new audiences to discover culture and heritage venues on their doorstep in a different light. The Weald & Downland Museum is taking part in Museums at Night 2017 for what is now an established and popular event in the Museum’s calendar.