MUSEUM CALENDAR: July 2016

  • Cyrano open air theatre weald and downland museum

    Open Air Theatre: Cyrano (Ticketed)

    Friday 01 July 2016
    Doors open 6.30pm for 7.15pm start
    The Company presents a promenade performance* of Cyrano! A story of love, swashbuckling honour, torn allegiances and a large nose! Come and enjoy the spectacle, as the Museum’s medieval Market Square is filled with fast action, live... (more info)
  • Cyrano open air theatre weald and downland museum

    Open Air Theatre: Cyrano (Ticketed)

    Saturday 02 July 2016
    Doors open 1:15pm for 2:00pm start
    The Company presents a promenade performance* of Cyrano! A story of love, swashbuckling honour, torn allegiances and a large nose! Come and enjoy the spectacle, as the Museum’s medieval Market Square is filled with fast action, live... (more info)
  • Cyrano open air theatre weald and downland museum

    Open Air Theatre: Cyrano (Ticketed)

    Sunday 03 July 2016
    Doors open 6.30pm for 7.15pm start
    The Company presents a promenade performance* of Cyrano! A story of love, swashbuckling honour, torn allegiances and a large nose! Come and enjoy the spectacle, as the Museum’s medieval Market Square is filled with fast action, live... (more info)
  • Secrets of the High Woods Project - LiDAR exhibition - July 2016

    Secrets of the High Woods: LiDAR Exhibition

    Monday 04 July to Sunday 17 July 2016
    10.30am - 6pm
    Beneath the wooded countryside of West Sussex and Hampshire lies a forgotten landscape, littered with traces of past communities who lived and worked in the South Downs. For the past three years the Secrets of the High Woods project has... (more info)
  • The myth of the Great Fire of London – houses in London before and after 1666 (Ticketed) FULL

    Wednesday 06 July 2016
    Talk begins at 6.30pm. Refreshments at 6pm.
    The talk The Great Fire of London in 1666 has been misrepresented by historians. The City of London did not arise phoenix-like from the ashes to become modern London. Only one fifth of the conurbation then standing was destroyed. We need... (more info)
  • historic gardens

    Historic Gardens Day

    Sunday 10 July 2016
    11am-5pm
    A Historic Gardens Weekend will take place at the Museum in Singleton, from 11am to 5pm on Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd June 2017. This event marks the beginning of summer in the gardens surrounding some of south east England’s finest... (more info)
  • LiDAR children's day 16 July at the Weald & Downland Museum

    Secrets of the High Woods: Children’s Activity Day

    Saturday 16 July 2016
    11.00am - 4.00pm
    Beneath the wooded countryside of West Sussex and Hampshire lies a forgotten landscape, littered with traces of past communities who lived and worked in the South Downs. For the past three years the Secrets of the High Woods project has... (more info)
  • Life of a chalkstream (Ticketed) FULL

    Tuesday 19 July 2016
    Talk begins at 6.30pm. Refreshments at 6pm.
    The talk Follow Simon Cooper in his year spent on the chalkstreams. Discover the very special geology of these gin-clear rivers that barely exists anywhere else in the world except southern England. Learn about the history of their... (more info)
  • Green and Pleasant Land with Michael Jayston (Ticketed)

    Thursday 21 July 2016
    7.30pm
    Enjoy a celebration of the poetry of William Blake, who lived and wrote some of his most memorable work in West Sussex, together with a fine selection of contemporary poetry. Actors Michael Jayston and Emily Rose Smith will read from Blake... (more info)
  • Southern Classics Society – Annual Charity Classic Car Show 2016

    Sunday 24 July 2016
    10am - 5pm
    The Museum is pleased to welcome the Southern Classics Society on Sunday 24th July for their annual charity classic car show, where all profits go to the society’s nominated charities – The Dame Vera Lynn Trust for Children with... (more info)
  • Explorer Activity Week 2016

    Explorer Activity Week

    Monday 25 July to Friday 29 July 2016
    10.15am - 3pm
    Come and take part in a week of creative activities at the Museum! When?  Monday 25 to Friday 29 July 2016 from 10.15am to 3pm daily Who?    8 to 12 year-olds What?   Over the week we will take part in lots of different creative... (more info)
  • One man’s back garden – the story of Hotham Park (Ticketed)

    Tuesday 26 July 2016
    Talk begins at 6.30pm. Refreshments at 6pm.
    The talk Sir Richard Hotham laid the foundation stone of Bognor in the 1780’s and built his home within large grounds. They have been used in a variety of ways by numerous private owners. Following the Second World War and the death of... (more info)