The Golden Future Campaign – 2020 marks our Golden Anniversary!


Unfortunately, we have postponsed our Golden Future Campaign due to the current situation.

Our needs have changed, we now need all the help and support we can get to make up the loss in 90% of our income as a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19).

Please consider supporting us via our new support page –


50 years ago one man, Dr Roy Armstrong, had a passion: to preserve and celebrate the history of rural England and the ordinary people who lived it. And so it came to be that on 5 September 1970, the Weald & Downland Living Museum was born; an open air museum that brings history to life.

We have been a spiritual home and source of imagination to many since we opened to the public 50 years ago, and we continue to give people of all ages a chance to witness a past that is truly alive.

Our Golden Future

As we enter our 50th anniversary year we are looking to our next 50 years with the launch of The Golden Future Campaign.

The campaign will propel us into our 2nd half century. It will enrich the visitor experience, improve visitor facilities and underpin the protection of the buildings and artefacts in our care. It is a milestone moment for the Museum and we invite you to be part of it.

The Golden Future Campaign.
Be part of something historic.