Museum at Night: May (Ticketed)

Friday 17 May to Saturday 18 May 2019
8.45pm - 11.00pm

On Friday 17 and Saturday 18 May 2019 we will open our doors from 8.45pm for pre-booked visitors to experience our atmospheric Museum at Night guided walks.

These enchanting walks offer a truly out of the ordinary experience – you will be guided by lamplight to different spaces around the Museum, to hear a series of short night-time stories. Some will be amusing, some mysterious and some downright odd. Each story has a historical root, as truth is far stranger than fiction.

Stories this May focus on the theme of poaching. Amongst others, meet Granny Babs with her insight into catching conies and trouble with gamekeepers; discover how the ‘Lord of the Forest’ provide sanctuary for a certain ploughman named Jonas Cade; hear the story of the most recent time that Obadiah Bottleton was up before the bench, and find out who is lurking in the church.

At the end of the evening, participants are invited gather around an open fire for a calming spiced warm drink and biscuit.

Booking information

Not for the under 16s or the faint of heart. Tickets are £25 each and must be booked online in advance as places are strictly limited.



Participant information

Guests should arrive at 8.45pm and meet at the Museum shop and ticket office for a prompt 9.00pm start. As there will be several walks taking place at the same time, we must stick to our timetable. Walks will last approximately 2 hours.

Please note that there is limited seating in the Museum’s historic houses and the evening will involve a fair amount of walking on uneven surfaces.

Suitable for those aged 16 years and over. Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult.

Please wear suitable outdoor clothing and sturdy footwear, as some paths are uneven.

Please note that dogs are not permitted at this event (with the exception of assistance dogs).

Photography and video recording is not permitted. This is out of respect for our other guests and in order to preserve the atmosphere of the event for all involved.

About Museums at Night

Culture24 co-ordinates Museums at Night, the annual festival encouraging new audiences to discover culture and heritage venues on their doorstep in a different light. The Weald & Downland Museum is taking part in Museums at Night 2018 for what is now an established and popular event in the Museum’s calendar.