Join us and our collection of rescued historic buildings, which set the scene for our atmospheric Christmas Market, which takes place over three days from Friday 22 November to Sunday 24 November, 10.30am-4pm.
The Christmas Market offers superb value for money, with a reduced entry price to both the Museum and Christmas Market of just £8 per adult. Children (0-17 years), disabled, students and Annual Members enter free. Our buildings, including the magnificent Market Hall and the award-winning Downland Gridshell building, will be bustling with stalls and visitors can browse and buy from over 180 traders selling arts and crafts, food and drink, handmade gifts and much more. Why not warm up with some mulled wine or cider, or hot chestnuts while you browse?
There will be plenty of tasty seasonal treats to try and buy and while you’re looking for that perfect gift you can enjoy live music and entertainment from musicians and choirs – all adding to the festive atmosphere.
Don’t miss the Museum’s Christmas Gift Shop, where you can find a broad range of gifts, treats and stocking fillers.
The seasonal fun doesn’t stop once you have finished shopping. Explore our 40-acre site and visit 17th century watermill, feed the hungry ducks on the mill pond, greet our heavy horses and meet the visiting donkeys.
Information for visitors
The Museum’s waterside café will be open serving meals, snacks and sweet treats. Please note, due to their age, some buildings have limited wheelchair access and some stalls are in first floor locations. Dogs on leads are welcome but please consider their comfort as this event is crowded. Free parking is available in our overflow car park field. The Museum operates a non-smoking policy in all areas.