MUSEUM CALENDAR: FULL LIST Of EVENTS

  • childrens activities at the Weald & Downland Museum

    Wonderful Wednesdays Summer Holiday Activities – 23 August

    Wednesday 23 August 2017
    11.00am - 4.00pm
    Wonderful Wednesdays are fun-packed activity days for families, which take place every Wednesday in August. The theme for this summer is the four elements and the focus on 23 August is WATER. Activities to include: Have a go at carrying a... (more info)
  • twilight tale trail

    Family Twilight Tale Trail

    Thursday 24 August 2017
    6.30pm - 8.30pm
    Join us for an evening at the Museum, listening to folklore and historical tales of mysterious places, magnificent creatures and magical adventures! Suitable for ages 7+, accompanied children will join a small group, guided by one of the... (more info)
  • clay animation workshop

    Children’s clay animation workshop

    Friday 25 August 2017
    Activity runs from 1pm to 4.30pm
    Come and take part in a clay animation workshop and create your own stop motion film! We’ll spend the first 30 minutes exploring the museum to gather ideas and inspiration for the workshop. We will then use animation clay and other craft... (more info)
  • Charcoal & Woodyard Weekend

    Saturday 26 August to Monday 28 August 2017
    From Saturday 26th until Monday 28th August, visitors can see a traditional early 20th century earth clamp built, fired and emptied of charcoal at the Museum. Led by our Rural Life Interpreter, Jon Roberts, a team will tend the clamp in... (more info)
  • David Walliams: Billionaire Boy (SOLD OUT)

    Sunday 27 August 2017
    Gates open 5.30pm. Performance begins 6.00pm.
    ***SORRY – this event is now sold out*** After the successful 2015 adaptation of Mr Stink (which David Walliams described as “Magnificent!”) and their 2016 performance of Ratburger, Heartbreak Productions returns to the Museum... (more info)
  • Wonderful Wednesdays Summer Holiday Activities – 30 August

    Wednesday 30 August 2017
    11.00am - 4.00pm
    Wonderful Wednesdays are fun-packed activity days for families, which take place every Wednesday in August. The theme for this summer is the four elements and the focus on this fifth and final Wednesday is the best of all the elements from... (more info)
  • Rural Life Weekend: Harvest

    Saturday 02 September to Sunday 03 September 2017
    10:30am - 6:00pm
    Join us at the Museum on this special weekend to enjoy seasonal demonstrations focussing on the harvest. (more info)
  • Building interior Eastwick dairy

    Conference 2017: Brexit and building conservation

    Tuesday 12 September 2017
    9.30am - 4.30pm
    As discussions about the implications of Brexit continue, this one-day conference will explore the potential consequences of Brexit for the building conservation sector from a UK and international perspective. Whether in terms of funding,... (more info)
  • Hampshire Regency Dancers

    Historical Dance Evening (ticketed)

    Saturday 16 September 2017
    6.00pm - 8.00pm
    Join us for an evening of dances from the era of Jane Austen, including Country Dances, Cotillions and Quadrilles. Each dance will be danced by experts in historical dance, the Hampshire Regency Dancers, and there will be the opportunity... (more info)
  • Rural Life Weekend: Home

    Saturday 23 September to Sunday 24 September 2017
    10;30am - 6:00pm
    With exhibit homes at the Museum spanning life in south east England from 950AD to the Victorian era, join us over this special weekend for fascinating talks and demonstrations about rural life through the ages.   (more info)
  • Autumn Countryside Show

    Saturday 07 October to Sunday 08 October 2017
    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)
  • Careers Forum 2017

    Monday 09 October 2017
    10:30am - 4:00pm
    Explore possibilities for work in heritage, crafts, trades and countryside skills Come and join us on Monday 9 October to explore work and career options in an informal environment. We will focus on four fields of work: traditional trades,... (more info)
  • Autumn Half-Term Family Activities

    Monday 23 October to Sunday 27 October 2017
    11:00am - 3:00pm
    Enjoy the great outdoors this autumn half-term at the Weald & Downland Open Air Museum, with fantastic family activities taking place from 11am-3pm from Monday 23 – Friday 27 October.   Children of all ages can channel their... (more info)
  • Museum at Night - Weald & Downland - Anna Walls Photography

    Museum at Night: October (ticketed)

    Friday 27 October to Saturday 28 October 2017
    6.45pm - 9.30pm
    Book now for our Museum at Night guided walks! These enchanting 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.... (more info)
  • Guy Fawkes Day Family Activities

    Sunday 05 November 2017
    TBC
    Join us on Sunday 5th November for family activities linked to Guy Fawkes Day (Bonfire Night). Full details to follow in October.   (more info)
  • Christmas Market

    Friday 24 November to Sunday 26 November 2017
    10.30am - 4.00pm
    Find that perfect gift and enjoy a great day out at the Museum! Our bustling Christmas Market sees over 100 stands – selling arts, crafts, food, unusual gifts and much more – ‘pop up’ in our collection of rescued... (more info)
  • Tree dressing

    Tree Dressing

    Sunday 03 December 2017
    10.30am - 4.00pm
    Tree Dressing is a magical occasion for all the family, celebrating the importance of trees in our lives. Turn a jam jar into a lantern Join the procession illuminated by hundreds of lanterns Dress the aspen trees as darkness falls Join in... (more info)
  • Green Father Christmas

    Meet Green Father Christmas 9-10 December

    Saturday 09 December to Sunday 10 December 2017
    10:30am - 4pm
    On the weekends of 9-10, 16-17 and 21-23 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

    Meet Green Father Christmas 16-17 December

    Saturday 16 December to Sunday 17 December 2017
    10.30am - 4pm
    On the weekends of 9-10, 16-17 and 21-23 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

    Meet Green Father Christmas 21-23 December

    Thursday 21 December to Saturday 23 December 2017
    10.30am - 4.00pm
    On the weekends of 9-10, 16-17 and 21-23 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

    Tuesday 26 December to Wednesday 27 December 2017
    10.30am - 4pm
    Christmas is a wonderful time to visit the Museum and enjoy the atmosphere of our historic homes, which have been decorated to reflect how this special time of year has been celebrated over the centuries. From Tudor to Victorian times, a... (more info)
  • Living History Festival

    Saturday 02 June to Sunday 03 June 2018
    10.30am - 5pm
    Step back in time! Come and experience 1,000 years of history at our new Living History Festival over the weekend of 2-3 June 2018. What happened at a medieval tournament? How did Saxon craftspeople make beautiful items? What were the... (more info)