Wood Show 2017

Wood Show

Saturday 17 June to Sunday 18 June 2017
10.30am - 5pm

Enjoy a wonderful event celebrating wood and its many traditional uses! See a wide range of wood craft demonstrations, a working wood yard, exhibitors and displays. From viewing the Museum’s collection of over 50 timber-framed buildings to crafted wooden items – there will be plenty to see, do and buy.

Download the show programme here.

In a change to the advertised programme:

  • The stocks in the Market Square and wattle and daub demonstration are unavailable
  • Welly wanging and tug-of-war will now take place in the Events Field
  • The hands-on construction crafts are unavailable

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Wood working

Explore the Museum’s woodyard and stands around the site to see traditional demonstrations.


Walk through the Museum’s working woodyard, with its rack saw bench and timber crane. See craftspeople at work and watch horse logging.

Events field

Visit a range of quality trade and traditional craft stands in our Events Field, plus even more demonstrations.

Dads enter for free!

Celebrate Father’s Day at the Museum! Bring your dad to the Wood Show and he will enter free of charge on this special weekend.

Wood Show 2015

See this charming short film by Simon Damant about the previous show:

Information for visitors

The Museum is open for the Wood Show on Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 June 2017, from 10.30am – 5pm. Regular Museum entry charges apply, which include admission to the Museum and the show. Dad can enter for free and entry is also free for Annual Members, plus children aged 4 years and under.

The Museum’s new waterside café will be open, plus there are undercover and outdoor picnic areas. Dogs on short leads are welcome and there is ample free parking.

Visitors with disabilities are advised to contact the Museum in advance of their visit, to discuss the easiest way to access the site, which has uneven paths and is a sloping site. Sturdy footwear is advisable.

Take a look at the 2015 show highlights here and we hope you can join us for our 17-18 June 2017 event!


We are always very pleased to welcome new faces! If you are interested in exhibiting with us in 2017, please download our 2017 Exhibitor Pack here or click on the image below.

Trade Exhibitor Pack                       Food Producer Pack                        Catering Tender Pack

 Weald & Downland Museum exhibitor pack 2017 image  Food pack Catering pack


Outright (or contributory) sponsorship of any event is possible! We have various packages to suit all budgets and we would be delighted to discuss your requirements. Our events are a fantastic way to reach your target audience and support the Museum. Download our 2017 event packages here. For further information please email our Events Manager on [email protected] or call 01243 811363.