Museum News

Study day: Landscape & Literature

Book now for our Landscape and Literature day on Sunday 9 April 2017, 10.30am – 4pm. Hear writers reflect on the South Downs and what it means to them and their writing: Alexandra Harris in conversation with Suzanne Joinson Clare Best and Mary Anne Aytoun-Ellis launch their book Springlinese. Poets Sasha Dugdale and James Simpson read from... (read more)

Folk Concert starring Jim Moray

We are holding an fantastic evening of folk music this spring! Our evening folk concert features a fantastic line up of musicians and bands, with Jim Moray headlining. Taking place on the evening of Sunday 30th April, Jim Moray, Hatful of Rain, Mark T, Gitta de Ridder and Revel Weird and Wild will perform on... (read more)

Mothering Sunday – Win tea for two and mums go free!

Mothering Sunday: win tea for two and mums go free! Mothering Sunday is a great time to visit the Museum. All mums enter for free on this special day, where visitors can enjoy an activity-packed alternative to traditional celebrations. Throughout the day visitors can watch and take part in a range of activities including: See the... (read more)

Spring is here . . . make the most of it at the Museum!

Come and enjoy this wonderful season among our historic buildings and beautiful downland landscape. As green shoots and new life pop up all over the Museum, we have some great events for the whole family to enjoy. Our stunning new visitor centre will open at Easter (plus an exciting new cafe opening later in the... (read more)

We are Recruiting – Discover our exciting new opportunities

Extraordinary buildings, fascinating artefacts, glorious surroundings and friendly, dedicated people – the Weald & Downland Living Museum is a unique and incredibly rewarding place to work. We are currently recruiting for the following job roles: Deputy Chef Manager The Museum’s stunning new waterside café, opening spring 2017, is recruiting for staff to join its team at... (read more)

Green Man Themed Half-Term Fun

Wrap up warm and head to the Museum for some fantastic indoor and outdoor hands-on fun this February half-term. From Monday 20 to Friday 24 February children can channel their excitement and energy into a range of creative challenges and countryside skills, including outdoor trails, arts and crafts activities, all of which are located around... (read more)

Living well with Dementia festival 2017

We are delighted to announce the following sessions for our part in the 2017 Living Well with Dementia Festival. All the sessions will run 2.30pm – 4pm, we will explore the topic for around 45 minutes and then chat informally over tea and cake. Explore the Gridshell artefact store Saturday 18 March 2017 During this... (read more)

Applications from artists invited for short-term funded project

The Museum is proud to announce a partnership project with ICOMOS-UK, funded by the Arts Council England (ACE). We are inviting artists to submit their proposals for the pilot project exploring the intangible cultural heritage under the Domain of “Knowledge and practices concerning nature and the universe” as set out in the 2003 UNESCO Convention for the... (read more)

Exciting new career opportunity: Events & Functions Co-ordinator

The Weald & Downland Living Museum at Singleton, near Chichester, is recruiting for an Events & Functions Co-ordinator to join its busy Commercial Operations team as part of its ambitious growth plans. This exciting new full time role will support the Events & Functions Manager in delivering first class shows, weddings, functions and more and is salaried... (read more)

£224,500 grant adds historic dairy and bakery to the Museum

The Museum is delighted to have been awarded £224,500 from the DCMS/Wolfson Museums and Galleries Improvement Fund as part of its £4 million grant for English Museums and Galleries. The funds will enable us to immediately begin an exciting project to reconstruct two significant but currently dismantled historic buildings – the Newdigate Bakery and Eastwick Park... (read more)