Museum News

Reasons to Celebrate

It’s been an exciting few months here at Weald & Downland Living Museum. Last month we were delighted to receive correspondence from Windsor Castle following our special gift to the Queen in honour of her Platinum Jubilee!

We sent our gift package at the start of June, which contained over 400 special postcards with thoughtful messages and pictures written by visitors to the Museum, each honouring Queen Elizabeth and all she has achieved in her 70-year reign.

In response, the palace sent a thank you letter written by the Queen’s Lady-in-Waiting, Baroness Richenda Elton. We also received a special Jubilee photograph and message commemorating the occasion.

In addition to our royal delivery, June gave us more reasons to celebrate as we were named Muddy Stiletto’s Sussex Family Attraction of the Year! As winners we will be automatically put through to the inaugural National Muddy Stilettos Awards 2022 which will be judged throughout the summer – so watch this space.

We were excited to also win a Trip Advisor 2022 Travellers’ Choice Award. This award is a celebration of the wonderfully positive reviews and ratings we’ve consistently received over the last year from our visitors.


We are honoured to have been given both of these wonderful titles and have the hard work of the team here recognised. As well as our knowledgable staff, it is the dedication of our incredible volunteers and the support of the local community that makes our Museum such a special and captivating attraction for all ages.

Thank you for voting for us, for the lovely reviews you’ve left us and the support you continue to show.