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Easter At The Museum

The Museum is a wonderful place to visit at Easter. Enjoy the longer days and warmer weather against the stunning backdrop of our 40-acre site in the South Downs National Park. It’s a great place to meet with family and friends in a safe and open air environment!

Easter weekend – Good Friday (15 April), Easter Saturday (16 April), Easter Sunday (17 April), Easter Bank Holiday Monday (18 April)

Easter is a key time of celebration in the seasonal year. Join us for a weekend of celebratory baking. The bakehouse from Newdigate will be focussing on hot cross buns on Good Friday and Saturday, with the Tudor kitchen showing preparations for the celebration of Easter and a bake on the Easter Sunday.

On Sunday and Monday, find out about Tudor shops and markets; with a painters shop and drapers shop and street food vendor (demonstration) as well as some other market stalls.

On Monday, younger visitors are invited to make an Easter bonnet (or bring a home-made Easter bonnet) and join the Easter bonnet parade in the market square at 2pm.

Easter Holiday Activities

We can’t wait to welcome you and your family to the Museum this Easter – it is truly a wonderful time of year, seeing the great outdoors in Springtime!

Each day of the school Easter holidays, we will have family activities with a springtime theme.

Find the unusual nests hidden at the Museum, with a small prize. Plant a seed to grow at home. On arrival you will also have details of the daily changing craft activities to take part in, to make a decoration to take home or give as an Easter present. Over the holidays these include paper egg weaving, decorating an egg and making a chick. [Activities are 10.30-4.30]

Explore the Museum and spot the Southdowns sheep with their lambs, see the heavy horses and Saddleback pigs

Further details about the Easter holiday activities will be released nearer the time.

To help you keep up with the kids, for every child’s ticket purchased, the accompanying adult will get a free tea or coffee on us! Whether you’re a parent, grandparent, uncle, aunt or carer, you can claim your free hot drink from the Waterside Cafe between the 9th – 24th April.

To take advantage of this special Easter treat, simply collect a token from the main entrance on arrival and hand this in at the cafe to pick up your free fuel! T&Cs apply.

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How We Are Keeping You Safe

We have been working hard to put extra safety measures in place to ensure we are COVID-19 secure and have implemented several new precautions, following government advice, so that we can provide a safe and enjoyable visit for everyone. Please see our full FAQs and guidelines.

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 Shepherds Hut (coffee cart) and feed the hungry ducks on the mill pond. Whilst enjoying the great outdoors and fresh air, look out for the heavy horses and other traditional breed farm animals including pigs, chickens and geese. 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 bring a picnic as there are plenty of picnic areas available on site. Takeaway refreshments will be available from our Shepherd’s Hut (coffee cart) located near the Stables. Dogs on 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.

Terms & Conditions
– One voucher per grown up accompanying a child
– Only available to those purchasing tickets
– A voucher can only be used once and must be handed in at the cafe
– One voucher equates to either a cup of coffee or tea
– No refunds or cash alternatives
– Only applicable during the Easter Holidays (9 – 24 April 2022)

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Fri–Mon 15–18 April 2022