Victorian school and market square view

Opening hours

We are delighted to be open and look forward to welcoming you to the Weald & Downland Living Museum. Due to COVID-19 a few things have changed, therefore please read our FAQ’s for further information about what to expect on your visit and how to book tickets, as entry is via pre-booked tickets only. These changes will continue to be reviewed inline with Government guidance.


The Museum is open to visitors all year. Don’t forget to check our what’s on pages for our special event days. Or perhaps you’d like to join us for a day course during your visit?

Please note that, due to our open air site, we operate summer and winter opening hours for safety reasons.

2020 dates

  • 1 January – 23 December 2020: open daily
  • 24-25 December 2020: closed for Christmas
  • 26-27 December 2020: open daily
  • 28-31 December 2020: closed for Christmas holidays

Opening hours

  • 10.30am – 6pm during British Summer Time (late March to late October)
  • 10.30am – 4pm at other times.

Opening times vary for certain events, and we are occasionally closed for filming/private hire or for health and safety reasons. Please see our what’s on section for details or call us on 01243 811363 in advance of your visit.