Here are all the practical details you need to plan your next visit to the Weald & Downland Living Museum. If you would like 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’. There is a free car park and disabled parking spaces are available opposite the Museum shop.
By bus: catch the Stagecoach 60 service, which runs between Chichester bus station (opposite Chichester railway station) and Midhurst – the Museum is a 5-minute walk from the Grooms Yard stop in Singleton. Buses run every 30 minutes Monday – Saturday. On Sundays buses run every hour. For an up-to-date timetable visit the Stagecoach website.
Special offer: visitors arriving by bus (public transport) received 2-for-1 entry on standard admission (cheapest ticket free)! Simply show your Stagecoach bus ticket (valid for same date as your Museum visit) when buying your ticket in our shop.
By train: the Museum is 7 miles from Chichester rail station and 15 miles from Haslemere station.
The gift shop closes 30 minutes before the Museum closes. Museum opening times vary for certain large events – see our what’s on section for details or call us on 01243 811363.
Admission to our annual shows is included in the standard Museum admission price. Please note that a reduced entry price may apply for certain events (e.g. the Christmas Market). Events marked as ‘ticketed’ require pre-booking. All admission tickets are available to buy online.
Dogs are welcome and can enter all of the Museum’s buildings with the exceptions of the watermill and Winkhurst Tudor kitchen, where food is prepared. Dogs are welcome in the first section of our café and on the outdoor deck. Please respect other visitors, plus the wildfowl and our chickens, by keeping your dog on a short lead and under control – extending leads must be locked 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.
Café & picnic areas
The Museum’s café is open to visitors and to the general public and food and drinks are available to eat in or to take away. The café opens at 9am and closes at 5pm in British Summer Time (BST) and 3.30pm outside BST.
There are picnic benches both next to the mill pond and at quiet locations around our 40-acre site. We also have limited indoor seating within the Museum grounds. You are welcome to return to your car for your picnic – simply show your admission receipt to our shop team for re-admission.
We’re pleased to welcome group visits – please book in advance because we have special admission prices for groups of 15 or more, can arrange bespoke tours and reserve coach parking. Our group rate admission prices for 2018 are:
- Adults £12.30 each
- Adults (65+) £10.60 each
- Children (5–17 years) £4.40 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.
You will find a great range of gifts and souvenirs in our shop, including locally-produced foods and crafts.
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.
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 (or to film) 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.