MUSEUM CALENDAR: FULL LIST Of EVENTS

  • Food Festival

    Saturday 05 May to Monday 07 May 2018
    10.30am - 5pm
    What’s On The very best of the south east’s produce – from heritage production methods to the modern day – will be showcased at our special spring event. Enjoy free cookery classes and short talks, shop from vendors... (more info)
  • The Bodgers’ Ball

    Saturday 12 May to Sunday 13 May 2018
    10.30am - 5.00pm
    The Association of Polelathe Turners & Greenwood Workers (APT) invites you to the 2018 Bodgers’ Ball at the Museum on Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 May 2018. Come and enjoy a weekend of greenwood working displays, demonstrations and... (more info)
  • Museum at Night: May (Ticketed)

    Friday 18 May to Saturday 19 May 2018
    8.45pm - 11.00pm
    On Friday 18 and Saturday 19 May 2018 we will open our doors from 8.45pm for pre-booked visitors to experience our atmospheric Museum at Night guided walks. These enchanting walks offer a truly out of the ordinary experience – you will... (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 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 sights... (more info)
  • Morris Day of Dance

    Sunday 10 June 2018
    10.30am - 6.00pm
    Join us for a day to celebrate this traditional form of English folk dance, its music and song. A whole host of sides will perform at the Museum to show the wide range of dances and music in the Morris tradition, and prove that it... (more info)
  • Fathers' Day

    Father’s Day – Dads Enter Free!

    Sunday 17 June 2018
    10.30am-6pm
    Father’s Day on Sunday 17 June is a great time to visit the Museum – all dads and grandads enter the Museum free of charge on this special day! Visitors can watch and take part in a range of crafts, activities and... (more info)
  • historic gardens

    Rural Life Weekend: Historic Gardens

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

    David Walliams: The Midnight Gang (Ticketed)

    Wednesday 18 July 2018
    6.00pm - 9.00pm
    Gates open 6.00pm. Performance begins 7.00pm. After the successful 2015 adaptation of Mr Stink (which David Walliams described as “Magnificent!”) and their 2016 and 2017 performances of Ratburger and Billionaire Boy, Heartbreak... (more info)
  • Working Animals Show 2018

    Working Animals Show

    Saturday 21 July to Sunday 22 July 2018
    10.30am-5.00pm
    Calling all animal lovers! Our new Working Animals Show. 21-22 July 2018, will focus on traditional and modern working breeds in an entertaining and informative manner for visitors of all ages.     Enjoy free talks and... (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. Our theme this August is the senses – sight, smell, touch, hearing and taste – with a different sense featuring each... (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. Our theme this August is the senses – sight, smell, touch, hearing and taste – with a different sense featuring each... (more info)
  • The Railway Children

    The Railway Children (ticketed)

    Tuesday 14 August 2018
    Gates open 6pm for 7pm start.
    The Railway Children A Children’s Classic Attention passengers! We are sorry to announce that all services out of Gigglesworth Station are delayed! Gather around Bobbie, Peter and Phyllis on platform one as they pass the time by sharing... (more info)
  • Wonderful Wednesdays

    Wonderful Wednesdays Summer Holiday Activities – 15 August

    Wednesday 15 August 2018
    11.00am - 4.00pm
    Wonderful Wednesdays are fun-packed activity days for families, which take place every Wednesday in August. There are lots of opportunities to get hands-on and activities will vary every week, so come back and try something new! Activities... (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)
  • twilight tale trail

    Family Twilight Tale Trail

    Thursday 23 August 2018
    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)
  • 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 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)
  • 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 at the Weald & Downland Living Museum

    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 family activities taking place from 11am-3pm from Monday 22 – Friday 26 October. Children of all ages can channel their excitement and energy into a range of... (more info)
  • Museum at Night - Weald & Downland - Anna Walls Photography

    Museum at Night October

    Friday 26 October to Saturday 27 October 2018
    6.45pm - 9.30pm
    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. Some will be amusing, some mysterious and 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)