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Walking Weekend at the Museum 7–8 September 2019

By 29 August 2019January 26th, 2021No Comments
Signposts for walkers at the Museum

Join Richard Pailthorpe, former Museum Director, on a guided two-mile stroll around the Museum parkland which will include the coppiced woodland and the adjoining boundary with West Dean Park.

The Museum site forms part of the 19th Century eastern landscaped parkland created by the James family. The walk will explore areas that are not usually accessible to Museum visitors.

Participants will learn about the development of the Museum from when it was founded in 1967 and the history of the surrounding landscape over the last 2,000 years, taking in some spectacular views along the way.

In general the walk will be relatively easy going along established footpaths, however, please note there is one small uphill section. Dogs on a lead and all ages welcome.

There are two dates available to book, each walk will last approximately 2 hours:

  • Saturday, 7 September – 10am start
  • Sunday, 8 September – 10am start

Please meet your guide, Richard Pailthorpe, in the courtyard area outside the Museum gift shop/main entrance.

Our waterside café will be open from 9am for those who wish to arrive earlier, so why not grab a cup of tea or even a tasty breakfast beforehand?

Please make sure you book your tickets online.

Booking information

£5 each to include 50% discount for return visit to Museum.

Click here to book – online bookings only.

Participant information

Please wear sensible and sturdy shoes to walk in, some paths at the Museum are uneven. The walk is approximately 2 miles.

Part of Chichester Walking Weekend