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Tier 4 COVID-19 update

By 23 December 2020January 11th, 2021No Comments
The market square at the Weald & Downland Museum

From 26 December (Boxing Day), the Weald & Downland Living Museum will be entering Tier 4. The Museum will be open as an open air, outdoor space only.

We ask all visitors to refer to government guidance and restrictions on travel within and outside of different tiers before making plans to visit the Museum.

Access to the Museum’s 40 acre grounds will remain, however the historic buildings will be closed which includes Court Barn (home of The Repair Shop). The Museum’s café and the Museum shop will be closed for retail purchases, but will remain open as our admissions area.

Our opening arrangements for January 2021 will be reviewed over the coming days and further updates will be made available on our website.

To ensure the Museum is operating in line with Government Guidelines and social distancing restrictions can be maintained, entry to the Museum will continue to be timed, pre-booked tickets only. All visitors, including members, will need to book a ticket prior to arrival.

Please follow the latest Government advice regarding tiers, information can be found at www.gov.uk/coronavirus

For those who have already purchased a pre-booked ticket, if you need to reschedule or wish to cancel your visit then please email us with your booking reference and preferred rescheduled date or refund request, which will be automatically actioned.

We appreciate this is a difficult time for all, however there may be a delay in our response, but please be assured we are working as hard as we can to respond to the high volume of emails we are receiving.

The need for nature, fresh-air and beautiful scenery (in a historic setting) is more important than ever, particularly over the past year, and especially for our mental health and wellbeing. Despite the troubles of the past months, we would like to thank our members and supporters, who by visiting us and through donations, have enabled us to continue caring for our historic collections and conservation work, thank you.

We look forward to welcoming you to the Museum and hope you enjoy wandering the Museum’s grounds in the open air, admiring the scenery of the South Downs National Park from all areas across our 40-acre site. For more information, please read our FAQs