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’.

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.

Admission charges 2017

Gift Aid admission:
Adults 65+
Children 5–15 years / full time students
Family (2 + 3)
Family (1 + 3)
Registered disabled and single helper
Children aged 4 years and under
Car parking
Gift Aid includes a voluntary donation to the Museum, which enables us to claim an extra 25% from the Government on the total amount that you pay. If you are a UK taxpayer, please complete a Gift Aid declaration. You will be asked to pay Gift Aid admission unless you request to pay standard admission.

Standard admission:
Adults 65+
Children 5–15 years / full time students
Family (2 + 3)
Family (1 + 3)
Registered disabled and single helper

Opening dates 2017

1 Mar - 23 Dec
Main season: open daily


10.30am - 5.30pm
During British Summer Time
10.30am - 4pm
Other times

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 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.

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Dogs welcome

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. Please respect other visitors, plus the wildfowl and chickens, by keeping your dog on a short lead and under control – extending leads must be locked at a short length.

No smoking

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’s Wattle & Daub café kiosk is open to visitors and the general public, and food is available to eat in or to take away. 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.

Group visits

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 (5–17 years) £5.00 each

Find out more or complete an enquiry form on our group visits page.

School visits

For full details of our services for schools, including admission prices, please click here.


Gift shop

You will find a great range of gifts and souvenirs in our 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.

Please contact us in advance of your visit if you have any questions: email [email protected] or call 01243 811363.

Find out more about access for visitors with disabilities here and download our accessibility map.


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.