Conserving our past for

The future


Don't just learn about history

Experience it


Bring all the family. We are...

Dog friendly

Welcome to the Weald & Downland Living Museum

The Weald & Downland Living Museum – a hidden gem in the South East, quintessentially British in a picture perfect setting. We are a museum for those who want to see, touch and even smell what life was really like for people living in years gone by. Whether you are 5 or 95 there is something for everyone!

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Become a Member

With so many varied events and the changing seasons to enjoy here at the Museum, why not consider joining as an annual member. Membership pays for itself in just three visits and is a fantastic way to support the Museum and our conservation work!

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To ensure social distancing restrictions can be maintained, entry to the Museum is currently through pre-booked tickets only.

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What’s On Calendar

From our historic life weekends, exhibitions, courses in traditional trades and crafts and seasonal markets, to a selection of open-air theatre for you to enjoy against the backdrop of our beautiful Museum, there really is something for everyone.

Family Activities

October Half Term – Horrible Tasks of the Past!

23-31 October

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Historic Life Weekend

Fire & Light

6-7 November

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Festive Activities

Advent – A Christmas Experience & Market

3-4 December

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Explore, Learn, Conserve

Learn more about our unique and vibrant open-air museum.


Courses & Crafts

A unique learning experience

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Donate Today

Be part of something historic

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What our Visitors Say

Fabulous day out interesting and lovely walking trail . Lunch picnic is worth it - very tasty & homemade. All very knowledgeable volunteers and enthusiastic! Great day out for everyone!

Valerie B, TripAdvisor, September 2021

Just renewed my annual membership so visited today with 2 friends. Always a joy to visit the museum and enjoy the walks as well as the buildings. We had lunch in the cafe, the staff and the service were great and the museum is completely dog friendly so our furry friend had a great day too!

Julie Stearn, TripAdvisor, September 2021

Lovely outdoor experience. Informative and interesting. Lots of places to picnic, cafe, shop and plenty of toilets. Dogs welcome too.

Nicki Chafer, FaceBook Review, August 2021

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