Museum at Night: Tales of the Unexpected (Ticketed)

Friday 30 October to Saturday 31 October 2020
6.45pm - 9.00pm

On Friday 30 and Saturday 31 October 2020 we will open our doors from 6.45pm for pre-booked visitors to experience our atmospheric Museum at Night guided walks with a theme of tales of the unexpected, showcasing our treasured site in unexpected ways…

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 in-keeping with this seasons theme: tales of the unexpected. Some will be amusing, some mysterious and some downright odd. Each story has a historical root, as truth is far stranger than fiction.

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 16’s 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 6.45pm and meet at the Museum shop and ticket office for a prompt 7.00pm 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 2020 for what is now an established and popular event in the Museum’s calendar.