MUSEUM CALENDAR: FULL LIST Of EVENTS

  • Jerwood Gridshell space

    Culina Artem Contemporary Art Exhibition

    Friday 15 December to Saturday 16 December 2017
    10.30am - 4.00pm
    Latin for ‘Kitchen Art’, Culina Artem is a group exhibition exploring and responding to the use, contents and social structure of the domestic kitchen as seen through the eyes of contemporary art. Artists include: Jeannie Driver Naty... (more info)
  • Green Father Christmas

    Meet Green Father Christmas 16-17 December SOLD OUT

    Saturday 16 December to Sunday 17 December 2017
    10.30am - 4pm
    ***Sorry, this event has sold out*** On the weekends of 2-3, 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... (more info)
  • Green Father Christmas

    Meet Green Father Christmas 21-23 December SOLD OUT

    Thursday 21 December to Saturday 23 December 2017
    10.30am - 4.00pm
    ***Sorry, this event has sold out*** On the weekends of 2-3, 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... (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)
  • Wassailing Day

    Saturday 20 January 2018
    10.30am - 4pm
    Come and bless the Museum’s orchard at our new winter Wassailing event! Visitors on Saturday 20 January can watch and take part in a number of traditional and craft activities with a wassailing theme between 12pm and 3pm. Wassailing... (more info)
  • Wassailing Dinner (Ticketed)

    Saturday 20 January 2018
    5.30pm - 9.30pm
    Tickets will be on sale soon for our Wassailing Dinner on the evening of Saturday 20 January 2018. Head to the Museum and join the torch lit procession to the orchard at Bayleaf Farmstead, where the blessing will be performed; slices of ... (more info)
  • Winter half-term activities

    Monday 12 February to Friday 16 February 2018
    11.00am - 3.00pm
    Wrap up warm and head to the Museum for 5 days of creative activities and countryside skills, including trails, arts and crafts, and spectacular stories to inspire all of your family! Most activities are under cover and will run from... (more info)
  • Food & Folk Festival 2016

    Food & Folk Festival

    Saturday 05 May to Monday 07 May 2018
    10.30am - 5pm
    What’s on The very best of the South East’s produce and folk traditions will be showcased at our charming spring event. Enjoy free cookery classes and short talks, traditional folk music and dancing, vendors selling local produce... (more info)
  • Spring Half-Term Family Activities

    Monday 28 May to Friday 01 June 2018
    Enjoy the great outdoors this spring half-term at the Weald & Downland Open Air Museum, with fantastic family activities taking place from Monday 28 May – Friday 1 June 2018. With a focus on spring time in the South Downs,... (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)
  • historic gardens

    Historic Gardens Long Weekend

    Saturday 30 June to Sunday 01 July 2018
    11:00am - 5:00pm
    Come and find out about the Museum’s period gardens over the long weekend of Friday 30 June – Sunday 1 July 2018. Discover the herbs, vegetables and flowers that rural households would have grown and used from Tudor times... (more info)
  • Rare Breeds Show 2016 - Weald & Downland Museum

    Rare & Traditional Breeds Show – Date TBC

    Sunday 15 July 2018
    10.00am - 4.30pm
    Four legs, furry legs, trotters and hooves… come and see cattle, sheep, pigs and goats in this delightful agricultural show for rare and traditional breeds! With prizes at stake and classes for young handlers, it is one of the... (more info)
  • Wonderful Wednesdays

    Wonderful Wednesdays Summer Holiday Activities – 1 August

    Wednesday 01 August 2018
    11.00am - 4.00pm
    Wonderful Wednesdays are fun-packed activity days for families, which take place every Wednesday in August. An activities list will be uploaded to the website the day before and will be available on arrival. Some activities have a small... (more info)
  • Demonstrating an English scythe

    Rural Life Weekend: English Scything

    Saturday 04 August to Sunday 05 August 2018
    10.30am - 5.30pm
    Join us to find out more about traditional scything and haymaking during this informal weekend of demonstrations and displays. Over this weekend we plan to include demonstrations on: Scything and hay making Scythe set up and maintenance... (more info)
  • Wonderful Wednesdays

    Wonderful Wednesdays Summer Holiday Activities – 8 August

    Wednesday 08 August 2018
    11.00am - 4.00pm
    Wonderful Wednesdays are fun-packed activity days for families, which take place every Wednesday in August. An activities list will be uploaded to the website the day before and will be available on arrival. Some activities have a small... (more info)
  • Wonderful Wednesdays

    Wonderful Wednesdays Summer Holiday Activities – 15 August

    Wednesday 15 August 2018
    11.00am - 3.00pm
    Wonderful Wednesdays are fun-packed activity days for families, which take place every Wednesday in August. Click here for the full list of activities taking place on Wednesday 16 August 2017. An activities list will be available upon... (more info)
  • Vintage & Steam

    Saturday 18 August to Sunday 19 August 2018
    10.30am - 5.00pm
    Take a step back in time and experience the nostalgic sights and sounds of an era when steam and world class engineering powered the country! Visitors to the Museum’s Vintage & Steam show will enjoy all the bustle and... (more info)
  • 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 every Wednesday in August. An activities list will be uploaded to the website the day before and will be available on arrival. Some activities have a small... (more info)
  • Charcoal & Woodyard Weekend

    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 every Wednesday in August. An activities list will be uploaded to the website the day before and will be available on arrival. Some activities have a small... (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)
  • 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)