Summer half term activities

Monday 29 May to Friday 02 June 2017
11.00am - 4.00pm

Head to the Museum for fantastic indoor and outdoor hands-on history fun this summer half term.

From Bank Holiday Monday 29 May to Friday 2 June, children can channel their energy into a range of historical tasks and challenges, which are located around our Museum’s 40-acre downland site. Wet weather will not spoil play as we have plenty of areas under cover.

The theme for summer half-term is hands-on history – collect a card at the Museum entrance for your series of historical tasks and challenges! Tasks will vary daily but include:

  • Have a go at writing with a quill pen and guess the famous signatures
  • ‘Cure or…?’ – a presentation on medicine from the past
  • ‘Dress as a …?’ – find out what people would have worn in Saxon, Tudor and Victorian times
  • Learn an Anglo-Saxon phrase
  • Try a horrible historical job
  • Take the historical agility test
  • Create a family crest

Many activities are under cover and will run from 11am-4pm. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

Dogs on leads are welcome and there is ample free parking. Please wear clothes and shoes that are suitable for playing outdoors. Regular admission charges apply and the Museum will open at 10.30am and close at 6.00pm.

About the Museum

The Museum’s collection of 50 rescued historic buildings, set in 40 acres of parkland, are great places to explore. Learn how food was prepared in the Tudor kitchen, see how a watermill works, watch the blacksmith at work, and spot the traditional farm animals – there are heavy horses, Sussex oxen, Southdown sheep, pigs, chickens and geese.