Mothering Sunday is a great time to visit the Museum. All mums enter for free on this special day, where visitors can enjoy an activity-packed alternative to traditional celebrations.
Throughout the day visitors can watch and take part in a range of activities including:
- See the new spring lambs and meet our new heavy horses
- Hear music from King Henry’s Duo and our roving Tudor musician
- Try on some of our historic clothing for a photo
- Collect a free daffodil posy for mothers and grandmothers
- Treat the family to a wagon ride (£2 adults, £1 children)
- Win tea for two! Throw a welly the furthest in our welly-wanging competition
Family activities include: plant a seed, colour a Tudor lady paper doll, make a badge for someone special, play traditional games, dress as a Victorian child and play on the farmyard play mat (for the youngest visitors).
Free 10 minute taster talks
Visitors can enjoy free 10 minute taster talks on: colour and natural dyes, Tudor shopping, willow basketry, traditional carpentry, heavy horses, brewing and wood carving.
All activities and talks are subject to change.
The Museum is home to a fascinating collection of over 50 rescued rural buildings set in a beautiful 40-acre site within the South Downs National Park, where visitors can discover the stories of the people who lived and worked in them from Anglo-Saxon to Edwardian times.
There is a lot to see including: homes and historic gardens, farm animals and farming heritage, crafts and trade workshops, beautiful woodland, pasture and wildflower meadows.
The Museum’s café kiosk will be open, plus there are indoor and outdoor picnic areas. Dogs on leads are welcome and there is ample free parking.
Visitors with disabilities are advised to contact the Museum in advance of their visit to discuss the easiest way to access the site. The Museum’s new visitor centre and café complex are nearing completion and will open later in the Spring.
Open daily from 1 March–23 December 2017. Our opening times are 10.30am–6pm during British Summer Time and 10.30am–4pm the rest of the year.