MUSEUM CALENDAR: Family activities

  • The Railway Children Weald & Downland Museum

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