Bodgers Ball at the Weald & Downland Living Museun

Bodgers Ball

The Museum is delighted to have been chosen as the venue for the Association of Pole-lathe Turners & Green Woodworkers annual ‘Bodgers Ball’.

Members of the association will be on site over the weekend of the 11 & 12 May in our Greenways field, where they will gather together to host their annual meet up. There will be opportunities for visitors to pop into the area and chat with the Bodgers and learn more about their trades and crafts.

Please note that this is NOT a Museum run event weekend, but an addition to activity taking place over the weekend.


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Information for Visitors

The Museum’s 40 acres site, historic gardens and buildings are fascinating places to learn about rural history. Visitors can purchase grain from the Museum shop and feed the hungry ducks on the mill pond. Whilst enjoying the great outdoors and fresh air, look out for our working animals, which can include the Heavy Horses, Sheep and Ducks. There are a number of lovely woodland trails, including a woodland play area for children to explore.

Why not enjoy breakfast, brunch or lunch at our waterside café?  Visitors can also bring a picnic as there are plenty of picnic areas available on site.  Takeaway refreshments will also be available from our seasonal Shepherd’s Huts located around the Museum.

Dogs on short leads are welcome and there is ample free parking. Please note that the Museum is a no-smoking site. Visitors with access needs are advised to read our accessibility page in advance of their visit.

All activities are subject to change.


Sat–Sun 11–12 May 2024