Museum News

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)

Museum at Night Guided Walks 2017

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... (read more)

Food & Folk Festival, 29 April – 1 May

Lovers of food, drink and folk culture are in for a treat at the Museum’s Food & Folk Festival. Due to popular demand, this annual celebration of the south east’s finest produce, crafts and traditions has been extended to cover three days, beginning on Saturday 29 April and ending on Bank Holiday Monday 1 May.... (read more)

Easter at the Museum

The Museum is a wonderful place to visit at Easter. Come and take part in our Easter trail and collect your chocolate prize! Our Easter activities vary daily and include Easter cooking in the Tudor kitchen, egg painting, bonnet making and a traditional Bonnet Parade on Easter Monday. The Bayleaf farmstead and Winkhurst Tudor kitchen offer an impressive backdrop to... (read more)

Enjoy evening talks – 2017 programme announced

Tales of the Downs and Beyond is our series of enjoyable evening talks, which take place at the Museum from April to August each year. Linked to the Museum’s key themes and our Downland location, each 60 to 90-minute talk covers a fascinating topic. Our talks are highly regarded and over 600 people attend each year.... (read more)

BBC2’s The Repair Shop filmed at Museum

BBC2’s new series, The Repair Shop, begins on Monday 27th March at 6.30pm, showing every week day for three weeks, offering an antidote to throwaway culture! See what wonderful treasures have been found in homes across the country and how the team gives then new life. In the first episode, see three cherished family heirlooms... (read more)

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)

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)