Museum News

Celebrate Easter! Enjoy Traditional Family-Friendly Activities (8-22 April)

Easter activities for all the family at the Weald & Downland Living Museum, 8-22 April... (read more)

A Spring Treat for all the Family: Celebrate Mothering Sunday with Discounted Entry

Mothering Sunday on 31 March is a fantastic time to visit us, with free entry for all mothers and grandmothers including a complimentary posy. The Museum is fun for all the family with a collection of 50 historic buildings to explore, plus demonstrations including brewing and baking in the authentic Tudor kitchen, period music, and... (read more)

‘Simply beautiful. Just Champion, Mr Champion’

Craftsmanship at its finest with a detailed and inspirational display of replica furniture from the ages. ‘Just Champion’: Replica furniture made for the Museum by Roger Champion since the 1970’s. The new exhibition is situated in the Michael Burton Gallery at the Weald & Downland Living Museum within the Longport Farmhouse and opened in February.... (read more)

Percheron Horses – growth and maturation

Our wonderful Percheron horses Ollie, Olwyn and our 7-month-old foal Sampson (pictured) will be taking a short break from us here at the Museum, as it is time for Sampson to be weaned from his mother Olwyn.  During this time away together, Olwyn and Ollie will both be undertaking some refresher training from mid-February onwards... (read more)

February Half Term Family Fun

Turn off the TV, wrap up warm and head to the Weald & Downland Living Museum for some fantastic indoor and outdoor ‘hands-on’ fun this half term. From Monday 18 – Friday 22 February children of all ages can channel their excitement and energy into a range of creative challenges and countryside skills, including outdoor trails,... (read more)

Free visit for teachers: Saturday 30th March 2019

On Saturday 30 March, you are invited to our Spring Teacher Preview Day to find out more about the Museum and what we offer for school groups. Enjoy free entry to our 40-acre site for you and up to two guests, as well as a welcome pack including free resources and refreshments on arrival. The... (read more)

Shakespeare Week 2019

Calling all schools Book now for a special day of literacy, drama and history activities during this year’s Shakespeare Week. In this full day of workshops your group will learn about everyday life in Shakespeare’s England and ‘As You Like It’. Suitable for KS2-KS3. The day will finish with a group performance to showcase the... (read more)

Wassail! Saturday 19 January

Come and bless the Museum’s orchard at one of our winter Wassailing event! Wassailing Day Visitors on Saturday 19 January can watch and take part in traditional and craft activities with a wassailing theme between 12pm and 3pm. Wassailing in the orchard is free but places are limited and must be pre-booked at one of... (read more)


JOIN OUR HISTORY GANG! An exciting, creative group for 8-12 year olds at the Weald & Downland Living Museum We meet for a half-day on a Saturday once a month. Don’t miss out – sign up and join us today! When? A half-day Saturday once a month (see details below). Where? Within the historic houses... (read more)

Winter Workshops 2019

Bookings are now being taken for our 2019 Winter Workshops. If you plan to visit us during December 2018 through to February 2019, why not take part in one of our special whole day programmes, which can be tailored to suit the time period you are studying. We offer sessions with Victorian, Tudor or medieval... (read more)