MUSEUM CALENDAR: May 2017

  • Dementia Friendly Museum Session: Make a clay pot (Ticketed)

    Wednesday 03 May 2017
    2.30pm - 4pm
    As part of the Chichester District ‘Living Well with Dementia Festival’ the Museum is offering a series of short sessions with afternoon tea. On Wednesday 3 May 2017 we are offering the chance to make a clay pot. From wattle and... (more info)
  • The Time Travellers’ Guide to Restoration Britain (SOLD OUT)

    Thursday 04 May 2017
    Talk begins at 6.30. Refreshments from 6pm.
    The talk If you find yourself in Britain in the years 1660-1700 – the age of Charles II, Samuel Pepys, Isaac Newton and the Glorious Revolution – where will you stay? What will you eat? What laws will you need to obey? What... (more info)
  • Games weekend: Stoolball and Cricket

    Saturday 06 May to Sunday 07 May 2017
    10.30am - 6.00pm
    Come and find out more about two traditional games from our region. Stoolball England will offer the chance to try your hand at stoolball and also a display about the equipment and history of the game. Try your hand at cricket. There will... (more info)
  • Jane Austen’s Emma (Sold out)

    Tuesday 09 May 2017
    Talk begins at 6.30. Refreshments from 6pm.
    THIS TALK IS NOW FULLY BOOKED. The talk 2017 marks 200 years since the death of Jane Austen and many events will celebrate her life and amazing works this year. Just one year before her death, Jane Austen published ‘Emma’, the last to... (more info)
  • Anne Boleyn: A King’s Obsession (sold out)

    Tuesday 16 May 2017
    Talk begins at 6.30. Refreshments from 6pm.
    The talk An extraordinary young woman, who changed the course of history. Fresh from the sophisticated palaces of Burgundy and France, Anne draws attention at the English court, embracing the play of courtly love. But when the King... (more info)
  • Museum at Night - Weald & Downland - Anna Walls Photography

    Museum at Night: May (Ticketed)

    Friday 19 May to Saturday 20 May 2017
    8.45pm - 11.00pm
      On Friday 19 and Saturday 20 May 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)
  • ICOMOS SINGING PROJECT: PLANNING DAY

    Saturday 20 May 2017
    11:00am - 2:00pm
    Book now for an enjoyable day of singing at the Museum, where you will learn ‘catches’ – simple songs relating to the land. It’s suitable for adults and families. This event offers you the unique opportunity to help plan... (more info)
  • Craftsman Ewan Clayton calligrapher

    Craftsmanship and Community (Ticketed)

    Wednesday 24 May 2017
    Talk begins at 6.30. Refreshments from 6pm.
    The talk Ewan Clayton, a calligrapher, grew up in the craft Guild on Ditchling Common where two generations of his family worked as silk weavers, Ewan himself was a member of the community. As we approach the community’s centenary in two... (more info)
  • ICOMOS Singing Project

    Sunday 28 May 2017
    11:00pm - 4:00pm
    Book now for an enjoyable day of singing at the Museum, where you will learn ‘catches’ – simple songs relating to the land. It’s suitable for adults and families. This event offers you the unique opportunity to help plan... (more info)
  • Spring half-term activities

    Monday 29 May to Friday 02 June 2017
    11.00am - 4.00pm
    Head to the Museum for fantastic indoor and outdoor hands-on history fun this spring half-term. From Bank Holiday Monday 29 May to Friday 2 June, children can channel their energy into a range of historical tasks and challenges, which are... (more info)