Here are all the practical details you need to plan your next visit to the Weald & Downland Living Museum. If you need further information, or have any queries or special requirements, please contact us.
How to find us
The Museum is located on Town Lane in Singleton, which is 7 miles north of Chichester.
By car: the Museum can be reached via the A286 Chichester to Midhurst road. The postcode is PO18 0EU. Follow the brown tourist attraction signs marked ‘Open Air Museum’.
By bus: catch the Stagecoach 60 service from Chichester to Midhurst – the Museum is a 5-minute walk from the Grooms Yard stop, Singleton.
By train: the Museum is 7 miles from Chichester rail station and 15 miles from Haslemere station.
Discounts: visitors arriving by Stagecoach bus or by train receive two-for-one entry on admission – two visitors can enter for the price of one full paying adult. Bus users should present pairs of tickets at the Museum shop. Train users should supply pairs of tickets, plus a completed Souther Rail voucher (pick up a 2-for-1 leaflet at the station). Tickets must be valid for the same day as Museum entry.
Admission charges 2017
Opening dates 2017
Opening times vary for certain large events. Please see our what’s on section for details or call us on 01243 811363.
Admission to special events is included in the admission price. Please note that a reduced entry price may apply for certain events. Events marked as ‘ticketed’ require pre-booking. Buy admission tickets online here:
Dogs are welcome at the Museum and can enter all of the Museum’s buildings with the exceptions of the watermill and Winkhurst Tudor kitchen, where food is prepared. Please respect other visitors, plus the wildfowl and chickens, by keeping your dog on a short lead and under control. Please lock extending leads at a short length.
The Museum is a no smoking site. Smoking is not permitted in our buildings or in the open spaces within the Museum site. You may smoke in the main car park only.
Bicycles, scooters & ball games
For the safety and enjoyment of our visitors, we do not permit bicycles or scooters to be ridden within the Museum grounds. We also kindly ask you to refrain from playing ball games.
Cafe & picnic areas
The Museum has a café kiosk (an interim measure as we prepare for our Gateway Project) and there are plenty of picnic benches both next to the mill pond and at quiet locations around our 40-acre site. We also have some indoor seating.
We’re pleased to welcome group visits – please book in advance because we have special admission prices for groups of 15 or more and can arrange bespoke tours. Our group rate admission prices for 2017 are:
- Adults £12.00 each
- Adults (65+) £10.25 each
- Children (4–15 years) £5.00 each
Find out more or complete an enquiry form on our group visits page.
For full details of our services for schools, including admission prices, please click here.
From 2017, visitors can sign up to our free wifi service via Purple Wifi. Please note that we use Location Based Services (LBS) to understand how visitors move around the Museum. The location data we capture helps us to understand e.g. how long customers stand in queues and how they generally move around an area, which helps us to enhance our operational efficiency and improve our visitor experience. If you would like to find out more about the data we collect through Mobile Location Analytics MLA, take a look at our solution provider’s location analytics policy, alternatively you can opt out of location analytics.
You will find a wide range of gifts and souvenirs in our gift shop, including locally-produced foods and crafts.
Visitors with disabilities
The site is set on sloping ground and is steep in places. Access is on rural surfaces – mainly rolled or loose chippings – that are in keeping with the nature of the Museum site and our buildings. However, this may cause some difficulty for visitors who use a wheelchair or have impaired mobility.
Find out more about access for visitors with disabilities here and download our accessibility map. Please contact us in advance of your visit if you have any questions: email [email protected] or call 01243 811363.
There is a whole host of accommodation both near to the Museum and in the surrounding area. Take a look at our where to stay pages for more information.
Please feel free to take photographs anywhere on the site, including inside the buildings. If you wish to take photographs for commercial purposes, please contact [email protected] or call 01243 811363 in advance of your visit. When filming is taking place at the Museum, any photographs that you take should not be shared with third parties or on social media.