Fathers' Day

Father’s Day – Dads Enter Free!

Sunday 17 June 2018

Father’s Day on Sunday 17 June is a great time to visit the Museum – all dads and grandads enter the Museum free of charge on this special day!

Visitors can enjoy a range of traditional crafts, activities, talks and demonstrations.

Free 10-minute taster talks:

(Location references refer to the Museum map – pick up your free copy upon arrival)

  • 11.00am Medieval medicinal remedies, under Titchfield Market Hall, M1
  • 11.30am Baking in the Tudor kitchen, B2
  • 11.00am Colour and natural dyes, in the medieval shop from Horsham, M2
  • 12.00pm Meet the Miller, in our working watermill, C9
  • 12.30pm Medicine and belief at the time of the Black Death, in the Hall from Boarhunt, E1
  • 12.45pm Chat to the stables team. Meet at the stables, S10
  • 2.00pm How to make a wooden hurdle, at the Woodyard, W1
  • 2.30pm Flax, nettle and hemp, in Tindalls Cottage, R3


  • 1.30pm Join a 40-minute tour of the stunning Downland Gridshell building and our fascinating artefact store, D1

 Other activities and demonstrations to enjoy:

  • Find out about medieval medicine and natural dyeing in the market square, M1
  • Hand weaving with natural dyed yarn from flax, nettle and hemp, in Tindalls Cottage, R3
  • Chat to the miller and see our watermill in action, C9
  • See the newly constructed bakehouse and dairy buildings, C18
  • See the ongoing construction of May Day Farm Barn, near S6 and S7
  • Explore our Tudor farmhouse, B1, and Tudor kitchen, B2, with baking demonstration
  • Watch the hurdle making demonstration, at the Woodyard, W1
  • Find out about life after the Black Death, in the Hall from Boarhunt, E1
  • See our farm animals: heavy horses, oxen, Southdown sheep and lambs, chickens and geese

Information for visitors

The Museum is home to a fascinating collection of over 50 rescued rural buildings set in a beautiful 40-acre site within the South Downs National Park, where you can discover the lives of the people who lived and worked in them from Anglo-Saxon to Edwardian times. There is a lot to see including: homes and historic gardens, farm animals and farming heritage, crafts and trade workshops, beautiful woodland, pasture and wildflower meadows.

The Museum’s waterside café will be open from 9.00am–4pm and is dog friendly. Why not enjoy breakfast, brunch or lunch at our waterside café? There are also plenty of outdoor picnic areas.

Dogs on leads are welcome and there is ample free parking. Visitors with disabilities are advised to see our accessibility page in advance of their visit. All activities and talks are subject to change.

For further information call 01243 811363, email [email protected] or contact us through social media (@wealddownmuseum on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram).