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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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.

Historic Life Weekend

Herbal Heritage

Sat–Sun 12–13 June

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Traditional Trades & Crafts

Natural Navigation Walk

Friday 25 May

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Historic Life Weekend

Agriculture – The Role of Horses

Sat–Sun 3-4 July

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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

All the staff and volunteers we met were just SO lovely, friendly and helpful. The volunteers were nicely informative and certainly made up for no access to the buildings. The grounds were all so well looked after. To top it all our pre-booked picnic was possibly the best "day out lunch" we have ever had. Generous portions, well packaged and exceptional value.

Tim, visitor, April 2021

Open space, educational, friendly, clean, staff really helpful and knowledgeable. A lovely day out!

Claire, Facebook review, April 2021

A great place for all ages. Lots to see and do. Make sure you get one of their picnic hampers. They are wonderful 😁

Lin, Facebook reviews, April 2021

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