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)

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 in May (plus an exciting new café opening later in the... (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)