MUSEUM CALENDAR: May 2016

  • Museum of British Folklore Morris Folk exhibition 2016

    Visiting exhibition: Morris Folk

    Friday 29 April to Tuesday 14 June 2016
    10.30am - 6.00pm
    From 29 April – 14 June 2016, visitors to the Museum can enjoy the Museum of British Folklore’s ‘Morris Folk‘ exhibition in the Downland Gridshell building. This unique collection features 40 miniature replicas of... (more info)
  • Master of Middle-Earth: Tolkien and the Anglo-Saxons (Ticketed) FULL

    Thursday 05 May 2016
    Talk begins at 6.30pm. Refreshments at 6pm.
    The talk The works of J.R.R. Tolkien are loved the world over. When not exploring Middle-Earth, Tolkien was an Oxford don whose specialism was the culture of Anglo-Saxon England and Old English literature. Many of the themes Tolkien used... (more info)
  • Dawn walk with breakfast (Ticketed)

    Saturday 07 May 2016
    Starts at 4.30am
    The walk Guided walk through local woods to hear the dawn chorus. Learn to identify woodland birds by song and call. Starts at 4.30am and finishes with full breakfast at the Museum. Participants will need to make their own way to the start... (more info)
  • Dementia-Friendly Session: Traditional Crafts: Textiles (Ticketed)

    Saturday 07 May 2016
    2.30pm - 4pm
    As part of the Chichester District ‘Living Well with Dementia Festival’, which runs for 7 weeks from mid-April to late May 2016, the Museum is offering a series of short sessions with afternoon tea. On Saturday 7 May 2016 we are... (more info)
  • In sight of the Downs: Sussex, a centre for 20th century British Art (Ticketed) FULL

    Wednesday 11 May 2016
    Talk begins at 6.30pm. Refreshments at 6pm.
    The talk Artists have always been drawn to the rolling Downland landscape and exciting coastline of Sussex. The 20th Century saw many of the leading Modern British artists living and working in the county. Exhibitions in Brighton in late... (more info)
  • Knepp rewilding

    Visit Knepp Castle Estate (ticketed)

    Thursday 12 May 2016
    Arrival time 2pm
    Knepp Castle, built by the architect John Nash, is set in the heart of the 3,500 acre Knepp Estate in West Sussex, just south of Horsham. The Estate has been owned by the Burrell family for over 220 years and remains the family home.... (more info)
  • Poplar Cottage - Weald & Downland Museum - Anna Walls Photography

    Museum at Night – Guided Walks (ticketed) FULL

    Friday 13 May to Saturday 14 May 2016
    Arrive from 8.30pm for 9pm start. Ends 11pm
    Starting at 9pm, join an enchanting guided walk through the Museum site as darkness falls. On the evenings of Friday 13th and Saturday 14th May, the Museum will be open from 8.45pm – 11.00pm for pre-booked visitors to experience our... (more info)
  • The lost Wey to the sea (Ticketed) FULL

    Wednesday 18 May 2016
    Talk begins at 6.30pm. Refreshments at 6pm.
    The talk A brief history of the inland waterway route from Portsmouth to London of which the Wey & Arun Canal was an important link. It will also cover the restoration work that has been undertaken on sections of the canal, through... (more info)
  • Dementia-Friendly Session: Smells of the Past (Ticketed)

    Thursday 19 May 2016
    2.30pm - 4pm
    As part of the Chichester District ‘Living Well with Dementia Festival’, which runs for 7 weeks from mid-April to late May 2016, the Museum is offering a series of short sessions with afternoon tea. On Thursday 19 May 2016 we are... (more info)
  • 15th century military encampment

    15th Century Encampment

    Saturday 21 May to Sunday 22 May 2016
    10.30am - 5pm
    Come and visit a small 15th century military encampment. If a mini tournament had come to town what would you have seen? Come and see! There will be displays of crafts and practical skill demonstrations in the morning, along with an... (more info)
  • Historic gardens weekend 2017

    Dementia-Friendly Session: Explore Bayleaf Tudor Farmhouse (Ticketed)

    Tuesday 24 May 2016
    2.30m - 4pm
    As part of the Chichester District ‘Living Well with Dementia Festival’, which runs for 7 weeks from mid-April to late May 2016, the Museum is offering a series of short sessions with afternoon tea. On Tuesday 24 May 2016 we are... (more info)