Museum News

Welcoming ‘Positive Thinkers’

We are thrilled to welcome “Positive Thinkers” (our Local Alzheimer’s Society support group) to the museum today. They will be auditing the accessibility of the museum which will then be sent to our Access Pillar Fundraising Strategy. It is our aim that the museum continues to be welcoming to all visitors whilst also helping us... (read more)

Spring Show ‘The Good Life: Revive, Recycle, Restore’ – 5 & 6 May

Something exciting is brewing at the Weald & Downland Living Museum for Sunday, 5 and Monday, 6 May. It’s the first Big Weekender event for 2019, our Spring Show – ‘The Good Life: Revive, Recycle, Restore’. The rural communities were the masters of up-cycling and sustainable living well before it ever became fashionable. Making the... (read more)

Night at the Museum

On Friday, 17 and Saturday 18 May the Weald & Downland Living Museum will open its doors from 8.45pm for pre-booked visitors to experience the atmospheric Museum at Night guided walks. These enchanting walks offer a truly out of the ordinary experience – you will be guided by lamplight to different spaces around the Museum,... (read more)

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)

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)