Rare & Traditional Breeds Show
The Rare & Traditional Breeds Show is back at the Museum for 2019! UK smallholders play a vital role in nurturing rare and traditional breeds of livestock, and hundreds of cattle, sheep, pigs and goats who will participate in the show.
With prizes at stake and classes for young handlers, this events is hugely popular with visitors and exhibitors alike.
There are lots of classes to see and opportunities to meet the breeders situated around the show ring. The rare breeds on show are in danger of extinction if demand for their produce isn’t maintained – a taste for quality over factory farmed, intensively raised meat products. The Weald and Downland Living Museum is a charity that works to preserve our rural heritage, and rare breeds are an important part of this.
Crafts, demonstrations, food & drink
Enjoy a range of delicious produce from vendors and quench your thirst in the Events Field. Also enjoy craft and trade stands, plus demonstrations with a countryside theme.
Sponsor a class & support the show!
With classes containing farmyard favourites, why not treat yourself by sponsoring a sheep, pig, goat or cattle class? Sponsorship forms will be uploaded to this page in spring 2019.
Information for visitors
The Rare & Traditional Breeds Show will open at 10.00am and close promptly at 4.30pm. The Museum itself will also close at the end of the show for safety reasons.
Regular Museum admission prices apply and include admission to the show (free for Annual Members). Tickets will be available to buy online via our shop and are available on the day. Children aged 4 years and under enter free of charge.
Visitors with disabilities are advised to see our accessibility web page in advance of their visite. Dogs on leads are welcome and there is ample free parking.