Explore

Come and discover traditional buildings in a rural landscape, which tell the stories of the people who lived and worked in them over a 950-year period. Explore the Museum’s 40-acre site and visit some of our 50 exhibit buildings – many of our exhibit houses are furnished to recreate historic domestic interiors.

We have a regular programme of domestic and craft demonstrations, including cooking in our Tudor kitchen. The Museum has an extensive artefact collection which is housed in our award-winning Downland Gridshell Building. You can walk in the woods, bring the dog and bring a picnic. Or you might like to try a special event day, inspired by the Museum’s collections, such as the Rare Breeds Show, the Vintage & Steam or the Autumn Countryside Show. We also run an extensive programme of adult-education courses in traditional rural trades and crafts, historic domestic life and building conservation.