Daffodils on window sill

Easter at the Museum

The Museum is a wonderful place to visit at Easter. From our traditional Easter weekend to family-friendly Easter activities – there’s something for everyone!

The longer days and warmer weather can be enjoyed against the stunning backdrop of our 40-acre site in the South Downs National Park.

Easter Holiday Activities

Activities run from 2–18 April 2021.

Try craft activities and play traditional games. You can also see our heavy horses, as well as Southdown lambs, sheep and other traditional farm animals.

Easter at the Museum & the Easter Bake

Government restrictions permitting, from Good Friday 2 – Easter Monday 5 April 2021 visitors will be able to experience traditional Easter preparations and celebrations, which begin with the traditional Good Friday bake in Winkhurst Tudor kitchen.

Activities vary each daily and can include egg painting, bonnet making and an Easter bonnet parade in the Market Square on Easter Monday.

Tickets will be available to book in early Spring – please keep an eye on our website and/or follow us on social media.

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 historic buildings are fascinating places to explore, plus you can learn how food was prepared in the Tudor kitchen and how flour is milled in the watermill – where you can buy grain and feed the hungry ducks on the mill pond. Also enjoy the fresh air and see the heavy horses and the other traditional breed farm animals including chickens and geese. There are lovely woodland walks and children can explore our woodland play area and family activity barn.

Our waterside café will be open (serving 10.30am–4pm), plus there are indoor and outdoor picnic areas. 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.


Fri–Sun 2–18 April 2021