Treadmill at night with moonshine

October Half Term: Horrible tales of the past!

This October half term we will be creating a horribly-exciting experience for our visitors… pumpkins won’t be our main focus, no they are too nice and bright! Instead, learn about the not-so-nice-things that people (including children) had to eat, smell, experience or do as a job or household task in the past!

Enjoy the great outdoors this autumn half term at the museum, with fun family activity packs and hands-on learning, where possible, and have a horribly good time!

Being outdoors and keeping active is so important – and Autumn is a magical time to step outside and explore the natural world around us – so why not put on your warm coats, woolly hats and walking /welly boots, enjoy the history of the South East and appreciate nature.

So come along enjoy this year’s horrible tales of the past, whilst enjoying the sounds, sights and smells of the Weald & Downland Living Museum this October Half Term!

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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.

Around the Museum

Between doing your activity packs, enjoy exploring the Museum in the fresh air and see the sheep, 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 meet Knucker the water dragon).

The Museum’s historic buildings are fascinating places to explore! Why not buy some grain from the Museum shop, and feed the hungry ducks by the mill pond?

Regular entry charges apply (free for annual members) and the Museum will be open from 10.30am to 4pm.


Mon–Fri 25–29 October 2021