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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 Holiday Activities

Please note: we will only be open to Museum Members from 29 March to 11 April and will open to the general public from 12 April onwards.

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! This year will be slightly different to our normal ‘Easter at the Museum’, however we couldn’t possibly miss out sharing our Easter fun activities with you, therefore each child will be able to collect an activity bag* on arrival, which includes:

  • an activity sheet
  • a wooden Easter mask
  • crayons, and
  • an individually wrapped chocolate Easter egg (kindly donated by the Easter Bunny!)

Easter activity packs are subject to availability and may change.

But don’t forget to also visit our heavy horses (come and say ‘hello’ to Leon, our newest member in the Stables), as well as our Southdown lambs, sheep and other traditional farm animals.

*Activity bags will be available from 2–18 April 2021.

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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.

Due to current Government restrictions, our waterside café will be open for takeaway only. 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.

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Fri–Sun 2–18 April 2021