Meet Green Father Christmas – 7, 8, 14, 15 & 20-23 December (ticketed)

This December we are welcoming a very special guest to the Museum – Green Father Christmas (Old Winter). Saturday 7 December Sunday 8 December Saturday 14 December Sunday 15 December Friday 20 December Saturday 21 December Sunday 22 December Monday 23 December Seated in his chamber, traditionally decorated with seasonal greenery, Green Father Christmas will

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Walking Weekend (Ticketed)

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

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Book signing – the first official ‘Repair Shop’ book

The Weald & Downland Living Museum is delighted to host a book signing for the first official, Repair Shop book! To coincide with the return of the award winning The Repair Shop on BBC2, filmed at the Weald & Downland Living Museum, the book is a ‘Make Do and Mend’ manual for modern times, from

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Exhibition: Folklore and Harvest

The Maiden, The Neck and The Mare – Harvest Traditions and Beliefs Exploring the art, traditions and beliefs associated with corn dollies featuring original examples and contemporary artist’s interpretations. We will have demonstrations of corn dolly making on set days throughout the exhibition. This exhibition will run from 14 October until 20 January 2020 Project

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Exhibition: Land Settlement Association

Find out about the Land Settlement Association (LSA) in Sidlesham, West Sussex. The idea of establishing small farms that could support a family had already been tried in the early years of the 1900s. During the industrial depression of the 1930s, one government-supported initiative was LSA settlements. By the 1930s, unemployed miners and ship builders,

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Exhibition: Historic clothing

The Historic Clothing exhibition provides the chance to find out more about this project. Since 2006, clothing has been made for the Museum site. It is specific to the era and status of the homes of the Museum. For a month, you can see many items of historic clothing on display in the Michael Burton

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Summer Season – Cultural Evenings of Film, Theatre, Music & Opera

‘Limited Time Offer’ 10% off tickets purchased for any of the Summer Season Events (minimum order of two tickets), use code ‘summerwdlm’ at checkout or 25% off any show when 10 or more tickets are purchased, use code ‘music25’ at checkout Come & enjoy evenings of culture across the summer with film, theatre, music &

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Dementia Action (Monday, 20 May)

During Dementia Action Week, we will be welcoming all visitors affected by Dementia on Monday, 20 May. Come and enjoy activities, visit and explore places on-site and meet other people affected by Dementia, you are not alone! We are looking forward to welcoming back the Alzheimer Society’s Chichester & Bognor Positive Thinkers too. “Mum has

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Theatre: Three Men in a Boat

Don’t miss this wonderful outdoor theatre production by Kick In The Head, written by Jerome K. Jerome ‘Three Men in a Boat’,  as part of the Weald & Downland Living Museum’s Summer Season. After the huge success of Old Herbaceous, Kick In The Head productions are back with a rip roaring barrel of fun, Three

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Summer Sessions: Brogue, Monkey See Monkey Do & The Ed Goodale Band

Summer Sessions – Brogue / Monkey See Monkey Do / The Ed Goodale Band Closing the summer will be the Weald & Downland’s very own music festival – The Summer Sessions. Think Americana, think Roots, think folk, think rock and everything in between, all brought together in perfect harmony with the beauty of the Weald

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