MUSEUM CALENDAR: FULL LIST Of EVENTS

  • Wonderful Wednesdays

    Wonderful Wednesdays Summer Holiday Activities – 22 August

    Wednesday 22 August 2018
    11.00am - 4.00pm
    Wonderful Wednesdays are fun-packed activity days for families, which take place at the Museum every Wednesday in August! Our theme this August is the senses – sight, smell, touch, hearing and taste – with a different sense... (more info)
  • Rural Life Weekend: Charcoal & Woodyard

    Saturday 25 August to Monday 27 August 2018
    10.30am - 5.30pm
    Visitors to the Museum over the Bank Holiday weekend, Saturday 25 to Monday 27 August, can experience a traditional charcoal burn and a whole host of demonstrations in our working woodyard. During the weekend an early 20th century earth... (more info)
  • Wonderful Wednesdays

    Wonderful Wednesdays Summer Holiday Activities – 29 August

    Wednesday 29 August 2018
    11.00am - 4.00pm
    Wonderful Wednesdays are fun-packed activity days for families, which take place at the Museum every Wednesday in August! Our theme this August is the senses – sight, smell, touch, hearing and taste – with a different sense... (more info)
  • flax harvest

    Rural Life Weekend: Harvest

    Saturday 01 September to Sunday 02 September 2018
    10:30am - 5:30pm
    Join us at the Museum on this special weekend to enjoy seasonal demonstrations focusing on the harvest. Over the course of this weekend you can see a variety of different produce harvested across the Museum site. From the vegetables in the... (more info)
  • Rural Life Weekend: Home

    Saturday 29 September to Sunday 30 September 2018
    10;30am - 5:30pm
    With exhibit homes at the Museum spanning rural life in south east England from 950AD to the Victorian era, join us over this special weekend for fascinating talks and demonstrations about domestic life through the ages. Come and explore... (more info)
  • Steam-powered threshing at the Weald & Downland Living Museum Autumn Countryside Show

    Autumn Countryside Show

    Saturday 06 October to Sunday 07 October 2018
    10.30am - 5.00pm
    Experience the sights and sounds of the countryside, and celebrate the end of the harvest at this wonderful seasonal show! Our popular seasonal show features traditional working demonstrations – including heavy horses and vintage... (more info)
  • The Hawkhurst Gang (Ticketed)

    Saturday 06 October to Sunday 07 October 2018
    3.00pm or 7.00pm
    Saturday 6th October 3.00pm and 7.00pm and Sunday 7th October 3.00pm. Gates open 2.30pm for matinee performances and 6.30pm for evening performances. Chichester Community Theatre presents ‘The Hawkhurst Gang’ Written by Greg... (more info)
  • Hallowe’en Half Term Activities

    Monday 22 October to Friday 26 October 2018
    11.00am - 3.00pm
    Enjoy the great outdoors this autumn half term at the Museum, with fantastic Hallowe’en-themed family activities taking place from 11am-3pm from Monday 22 – Friday 26 October. Children of all ages can channel their excitement and... (more info)
  • twilight tale trail

    Museum at Night: Family Tale Trail (Ticketed)

    Thursday 25 October 2018
    4.45pm - 7.15pm
    Book now for our Museum at Night guided walks! This special evening is designed for families to enjoy enchanting walks which offer a truly out of the ordinary experience. You will be guided by lamplight to different spaces around the... (more info)
  • Museum at Night - Weald & Downland - Anna Walls Photography

    Museum at Night October (Ticketed)

    Friday 26 October to Saturday 27 October 2018
    6.45pm - 9pm
    Our Museum at Night walks offer a truly out of the ordinary experience. You will be guided by lamplight to different spaces around the Museum, to hear a series of short night-time stories with a smuggling theme. Some will be amusing, some... (more info)
  • Guy Fawkes Day Bonfire Night

    Guy Fawkes Day Family Activities

    Sunday 04 November 2018
    10.30am - 4.00pm
    Visitors to the Museum on Sunday 4 November can watch and participate in a number of traditional and craft activities with a Bonfire Night theme. Hear the 1605 story of Guy Fawkes and the Gunpowder Plot, see the bonfires lit in celebration... (more info)
  • Christmas Market 2018

    Christmas Market

    Friday 23 November to Sunday 25 November 2018
    10.30am - 4.00pm
    Find that perfect gift and enjoy a great day out at the Museum! Our bustling Christmas Market sees over 140 stands – selling arts, crafts, food, unusual gifts and much more – ‘pop up’ in our collection of rescued... (more info)
  • Tree Dressing 2017

    Tree Dressing

    Sunday 02 December 2018
    10.30am - 4.30pm (activities from 12.30pm)
    Tree Dressing is a magical occasion for all the family, celebrating the importance of trees in our lives. Make a greenery headdress and turn a jam jar into a lantern Join the procession illuminated by hundreds of lanterns Dress the aspen... (more info)
  • Green Father Christmas at the Weald & Downland Living Museum

    Meet Green Father Christmas

    Saturday 08 December to Sunday 09 December 2018
    10.30am - 4pm
    On the weekends of  8-9, 15-16 and 22-23 December we are welcoming a very special guest to the Museum – Green Father Christmas (Old Winter). Seated in his chamber, traditionally decorated with seasonal greenery, Green Father Christmas... (more info)
  • Green Father Christmas at the Weald & Downland Living Museum

    Meet Green Father Christmas

    Saturday 15 December to Sunday 16 December 2018
    10.30am - 4pm
    On the weekends of  8-9, 15-16 and 22-23 December we are welcoming a very special guest to the Museum – Green Father Christmas (Old Winter). Seated in his chamber, traditionally decorated with seasonal greenery, Green Father Christmas... (more info)
  • Green Father Christmas at the Weald & Downland Living Museum

    Meet Green Father Christmas

    Friday 21 December to Sunday 23 December 2018
    10.30am - 4pm
    On the weekends of  8-9, 15-16 and 22-23 December we are welcoming a very special guest to the Museum – Green Father Christmas (Old Winter). Seated in his chamber, traditionally decorated with seasonal greenery, Green Father Christmas... (more info)
  • Christmas at the Museum

    Wednesday 26 December to Thursday 27 December 2018
    10.30am - 4pm
    From Tudor to Victorian times, a historic festive treat awaits visitors on Boxing Day and Thursday 27 December, when the Museum’s traditionally decorated houses will reflect the spirit of Christmas through the ages. It is a wonderful... (more info)