Threshing at the Weald & Downland Living Museum

Threshing Weekend

Over the weekend of the 28 & 29 September, our interpretations team will be demonstrating the process of ‘Threshing’ with a steam powered threshing machine.

The team will be demonstrating the processing of the triticale and oats for visitors to see throughout the day, then our rural farming team will be transporting the straw and grain off to be stored with the help of the Museum horses and a cart. This will be stored for use at the Museum over the coming year.

This is not an event, just an opportunity to see a special additional demonstration at the Museum over this weekend.


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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 Museum shop and feed the hungry ducks on the mill pond. Whilst enjoying the great outdoors and fresh air, look out for our working animals, which can include the Heavy Horses, Sheep and Ducks. There are a number of lovely woodland trails, including a woodland play area for children to explore.

Why not enjoy breakfast, brunch or lunch at our waterside café?  Visitors can also bring a picnic as there are plenty of picnic areas available on site.  Takeaway refreshments will also be available from our seasonal Shepherd’s Huts located around the Museum.

Dogs on short 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.



Sat–Sun 28–29 September 2024