MUSEUM CALENDAR: Demonstrations

  • Southdown lambs

    Easter at the Museum

    Friday 30 March to Friday 13 April 2018
    10.30am - 6.00pm
    The Museum is a wonderful place to visit at Easter. From our traditional Easter weekend to Easter holiday family activities – there’s something for everyone! Easter weekend activities Good Friday 30 March – Easter Monday... (more info)
  • Weald & Downland Living Museum site view spring

    Rural Life Weekends: Springtime

    Saturday 14 April to Sunday 15 April 2018
    10.30am - 5.30pm
    Join us for the first in our series of Rural Life Weekends, which focuses on how people of the past would have lived at this time of the year. Yes, it looks green and lovely, yet early in the season their diet was meagre and preserved... (more info)
  • working woodyard - Weald & Downland Museum

    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)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 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)