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Shepherding & shepherds’ huts: a display to enjoy 9-10 April

By 2 April 2016January 25th, 2021No Comments

On Saturday 9 and Sunday 10 April, join us for a special small-scale display focused on shepherds’ huts and their agricultural applications.

Take a looks at what’s on during our shepherding weekend here.

In addition to the Museum’s historic collection of huts and living vans, we will also welcome visiting huts from modern-day manufacturers and craftsmen.

This exhibition also encompasses the skills, traditions and culture of the downland shepherds. We plan to feature sheep-related activities including:

  • A blacksmith making hooks
  • Spinners and knitters demonstrating their crafts
  • Gate hurdle making
  • Talks about shepherding and huts
  • Southdown sheep and their lambs
  • Traditional Sussex folk singing, performed by the Copper Family from Rottingdean, at 2pm on Sunday in the Building Crafts Gallery

The character and charm of these huts makes them incredibly popular as modern, moveable spaces and inspirational new builds will be on display.

We hope you can join us!