Museum News

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)

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)

Gateway Project update

The past few weeks has seen the Museum site become a hive of activity as work progresses on all aspects of the Gateway Project. Works The green oak timber frame in the new shop and reception looks spectacular and the general light and open feel created by the extensive glazing will give visitors a wonderful... (read more)

Enjoy Christmas at the Museum

A historic festive treat awaits visitors to the Museum on Boxing Day and Tuesday 27 December, when the Museum’s traditionally decorated houses will reflect the spirit of Christmas throughout the ages. Period music, historical demonstrations, plus log fires will bring history to life, so that visitors can discover how our rural ancestors celebrated from medieval... (read more)

Tree Dressing Celebration, 4 December

Our annual Tree Dressing celebration is a magical occasion for visitors of all ages. Based on an ancient custom that celebrates the life-giving properties of trees, Tree Dressing takes place during National Tree Week. With its origins in the Green Man legends and other ancient customs, visitors to the Museum are invited to make a... (read more)