Sussex Day

Sussex Day

Sussex Day

Nestled in the natural beauty of the South Downs National Park the Weald & Downland Living Museum is located within the heart of Sussex.

Join us at the Museum where everything Sussex will be explored and celebrated on Sussex Day!

Visitors will be able to taste Sussex food, discover Sussex crafts, enjoy Sussex folk songs, morris dancing and play traditional Sussex games such as Stoolball. There will also be an opportunity to learn about Sussex from a range of history and local interest groups based in the county.

We are proud to be celebrating #SussexDay and playing our part in conserving the historical architecture and social history of our ancestors within the county of Sussex.

A programme will be released two weeks prior to this activity.

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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.

Information for Visitors

The Museum’s 40 acres site, historic gardens and buildings are fascinating places to learn about rural history. Visitors can purchase grain from the Shepherds Hut (coffee cart) and feed the hungry ducks on the mill pond. Whilst enjoying the great outdoors and fresh air, look out for the heavy horses and other traditional breed farm animals including pigs, chickens and geese. There are a number of lovely woodland trails, including a woodland play area for children to explore.

Due to current Government restrictions, our waterside café will be open for takeaway only. Visitors can bring a picnic as there are plenty of picnic areas available on site. Takeaway refreshments will be available from our Shepherd’s Hut (coffee cart) located near the Stables. 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.

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Thu 16 June 2022