Explore

We are delighted to be open and look forward to welcoming you to the Weald & Downland Living Museum. Due to COVID-19 a few things have changed, therefore please read our FAQ’s for further information about what to expect on your visit and how to book tickets, as entry is via pre-booked tickets only. These changes will continue to be reviewed inline with Government guidance.


Come and discover traditional buildings in a rural landscape, which tell the stories of the people who lived and worked in them over a 1,000-year period. Explore the Museum’s 40-acre site and visit some of our 50 exhibit buildings – many of our exhibit houses are furnished to recreate historic domestic interiors.

We have a regular programme of domestic and craft demonstrations, including cooking in our Tudor kitchen. The Museum has an extensive artefact collection which is housed in our award-winning Downland Gridshell Building.

You can walk in the woods, bring the dog and enjoy a picnic in the rolling hills of the South Downs National Park. Or perhaps visit on one of the many Museum’s Historic Life Weekends, each theme inspired by the Museum’s own collections and seasonal activities. We also run an extensive programme of adult-education courses in traditional rural trades and crafts, historic domestic life and building conservation.