MUSEUM CALENDAR: FULL LIST Of EVENTS

  • Historic Life Weekend: Medieval Medicine

    Saturday 25 May to Sunday 26 May 2019
    10.30am - 5.30pm
    A weekend to explore medieval medicine and beyond. So if you were to wake up in the morning, 500 or 750 years ago and did not feel too well, or had an accident in the home, what could you have done? Where might you have gone for help? And... (more info)
  • Boys playing outdoors at the Museum

    Half Term Activities: The Natural World

    Monday 27 May to Friday 31 May 2019
    10.30am-6pm
    Head to the Museum for fantastic indoor and outdoor hands-on history fun this half term focusing on the Natural World. From Bank Holiday Monday 27 May to Friday 31 May, accompanied children of all ages can channel their energy into a range... (more info)
  • Day of Dance

    Sunday 09 June 2019
    From 11am to 3.45pm
    Join us on for a Day of Dance at the Museum. There will be a number of morris sides dancing in different locations at the Museum, including in the market square area. With music, song and some chances to join in too! Draft programme for... (more info)
  • Historic Life Weekend: Wood Crafts & Uses

    Saturday 15 June to Sunday 16 June 2019
    10.30am - 5.30pm
    Wood is an essential building material, for homes, furniture and much more.  During this weekend you can find out about the way it is worked into the different forms, with demonstrations from a range of craftspeople and displays. For... (more info)
  • Poisoned Beds (ticketed)

    Friday 21 June 2019
    Doors open at 7pm, with the play starting at 7.30pm
    This performance will take place at the Museum on Friday 21 June. Doors open at 7pm, with the play starting at 7.30pm. The performance will last around 50 minutes, followed by refreshments and a Q&A hosted by Greg Mosse. Ending... (more info)
  • Museum late opening

    Friday 21 June 2019
    6pm-9pm
    Join us for a Midsummer late opening. Enjoy the chance to visit the Museum on a summer evening, between 6pm and 9pm. Explore your favourite houses and see the Museum herbarium exhibition. Normal entry rates apply. (more info)
  • Historic Life Weekend: Midsummer & Plant Lore

    Saturday 22 June to Sunday 23 June 2019
    10.30am - 5.30pm
    A special interest weekend at midsummer with talks and tours through our 6 historic gardens and displays to explore traditional ideas and uses around different herbs and plants. Each of the gardens is set to the era of the home it... (more info)
  • Exhibition: ‘Accents on the Landscape’

    Monday 01 July to Sunday 28 July 2019
    A chance to see a new series of waterclours by artist, Gordon Rushmer.  In this travelling exhibition, ‘Accents on the Landscape’ Ancient Churches of West Sussex, there is a chance to enjoy the detailed work of this well-know... (more info)
  • Rare & Traditional Breeds Show

    Sunday 14 July 2019
    10.00am - 4.30pm
    The Rare & Traditional Breeds Show is back at the Museum for 2019! UK smallholders play a vital role in nurturing rare and traditional breeds of livestock, and hundreds of cattle, sheep, pigs and goats who will participate in the show.... (more info)
  • Historic Life Weekend: Saxon Archaeology

    Saturday 20 July to Sunday 21 July 2019
    10.30am - 5.30pm
    To coincide with the nation-wide Festival of Archaeology, we will have a weekend of demonstrations and displays relating to the finds that have been left from the fascinating Saxon era. Alongside displays of pottery, textiles and other... (more info)
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    Opera: The Barber of Seville

    Saturday 20 July 2019
    7.00pm - 10.00pm
    A one time only opportunity to watch Opera Brava’s ‘The Barber of Seville’ in the stunning setting of the Weald & Downland Living Museum in Singleton, Chichester, West Sussex. This fantastic production by Bronek... (more info)
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    Summer Season – Cultural Evenings of Film, Theatre, Music & Opera

    Saturday 20 July to Sunday 01 September 2019
    6.15pm to late
    Come & enjoy evenings of culture across the summer with film, theatre, music & even opera! Relax & unwind in the hazy evening light and enjoy summer entertainment set against the backdrop of our beautiful museum. The Summer... (more info)
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    Opera: The Marriage of Figaro

    Sunday 21 July 2019
    7.00pm - 10.00pm
    A one time only opportunity to watch Opera Brava’s ‘The Marriage of Figaro’ in the stunning setting of the Weald & Downland Living Museum in Singleton, Chichester, West Sussex. The Marriage of Figaro by Wolfgang... (more info)
  • Image of The Wind in the Willows of toad driving a car

    Theatre: The Wind in the Willows

    Thursday 25 July 2019
    7.00pm - 9.30pm
    A family friendly production of ‘The Wind in the Willows’ set amongst the beautiful surrounds of the Weald & Downland Living Museum in Singleton near Chichester, West Sussex. “Believe me, my young friend, there is nothing... (more info)
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    Music: ‘Summer Sunday’ featuring Vikki Stone ‘Song Bird’

    Sunday 28 July 2019
    7.00pm - 9.30pm
    The first ‘Summer Sunday’ of the Weald & Downland Living Museum’s Summer Season, proudly introducing multi award-winning comedian and musician Vikki Stone (“Musical genuis” Absolute Radio) returns with an... (more info)
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    Relaxed morning opening

    Tuesday 30 July 2019
    9am-10.30am
    Join us for a relaxed opening this summer. On two mornings (Tuesday, 30 July and Thursday, 22 August) we will be opening our doors from 9am. This is designed for visitors who prefer a quieter visit, and a time when there are no dogs on the... (more info)
  • Historic Life Weekend: Harvest

    Saturday 03 August to Sunday 04 August 2019
    10:30am - 5:30pm
    Join us at the Museum on this special weekend to enjoy seasonal demonstrations focusing on the harvest. Over the course of this weekend you can find out about the harvesting season, starting from June until the Autumn. Find out more about... (more info)
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    Music: ‘Summer Sunday’ featuring The Nevada Street Six

    Sunday 04 August 2019
    7.00pm - 9.30pm
    The second Summer Sunday at the Weald & Downland Living Museum’s Summer Season for 2019, featuring The Nevada Street Six. The Nevada Street Six is a specially expanded version of The Nevada Street Four, a quartet of musical... (more info)
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    Theatre: A Midsummer Nights Dream

    Tuesday 06 August 2019
    7.00pm - 9.30pm
    Returning to the Weald & Downland Living Museum, Quantum Theatre will be showcasing their family favourite and exuberant production of Shakespeare’s classic ‘A Midsummer Nights Dream’. A Midsummer Nights Dream is... (more info)
  • Wonderful Wednesdays

    Wonderful Wednesdays Summer Holiday Activities – 7 August

    Wednesday 07 August 2019
    11.00am - 4.00pm
    Wonderful Wednesdays are fun-packed activity days for families, which take place at the Museum every Wednesday in August! A list of activities will be uploaded to this page in advance of each Wonderful Wednesday and a flyer and map will be... (more info)
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    Theatre: Gansta Granny (8 & 11 August)

    Thursday 08 August to Sunday 11 August 2019
    7.00pm - 9.30pm
    Set in the stunning surrounds of the Weald & Downland Living Museum enjoy open air, family fun theatre. Introducing for 2019 the David Walliam’s family hit ‘Gansta Granny’ for 2-nights only on 8 & 11 August, be... (more info)
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    Wonderful Wednesdays Summer Holiday Activities – 14 August

    Wednesday 14 August 2019
    11.00am - 4.00pm
    Wonderful Wednesdays are fun-packed activity days for families, which take place at the Museum every Wednesday in August! A list of activities will be uploaded to this page in advance of each Wonderful Wednesday and a flyer and map will be... (more info)
  • Saddles & Steam: Horse Power to Horse Power

    Saturday 17 August to Sunday 18 August 2019
    10.30am - 5pm
    Celebrating every mode of transport from our four legged friends to the invention of the combustion engine, this two day Summer hit will be packed with horse displays, an army of steam engines, World War vehicles and classic cars to name... (more info)
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    Open Air Cinema: Mamma Mia 2

    Tuesday 20 August 2019
    7.00pm (for 8.00pm start)
    For 2019 the Weald & Downland Living Museum have introduced open-air cinema to their Summer Season of cultural evenings. Come a long and watch the critically-acclaimed, feel-good movie of the year ‘Mamma Mia 2’. In 1979... (more info)
  • Wonderful Wednesdays

    Wonderful Wednesdays Summer Holiday Activities – 21 August

    Wednesday 21 August 2019
    11.00am - 4.00pm
    Wonderful Wednesdays are fun-packed activity days for families, which take place at the Museum every Wednesday in August! A list of activities will be uploaded to this page in advance of each Wonderful Wednesday and a flyer and map will be... (more info)
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    Open Air Cinema: Mary Poppins Returns

    Wednesday 21 August 2019
    7.00pm (for 8.00pm start)
    For 2019 the Weald & Downland Living Museum have introduced open-air cinema to their Summer Season of cultural evenings. Come a long and watch the critically-acclaimed, feel-good movie of the year ‘Mary Poppins Returns’. In... (more info)
  • Relaxed morning opening

    Thursday 22 August 2019
    9am-10.30am
    Join us for a relaxed opening this summer. On two mornings (Tuesday, 30 July and Thursday, 22 August) we will be opening our doors from 9am. This is designed for visitors who prefer a quieter visit, and a time when there are no dogs on the... (more info)
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    Open Air Cinema: Bohemian Rhapsody

    Thursday 22 August 2019
    7.00pm (for 8.00pm start)
    For 2019 the Weald & Downland Living Museum have introduced open-air cinema to their Summer Season of cultural evenings. Come-a-long and watch the critically-acclaimed, Oscar-tipped film of 2019 ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’. Bohemian... (more info)
  • Old Herbaceous promo image of actor

    Theatre: Old Herbaceous

    Saturday 24 August 2019
    Doors open at 6.15pm for 7:00pm start
    Come and enjoy ‘Old Herbaceous’ in outdoor threate at the Weald & Downland Living Museum. Described as “Downton Abbey with gardening tips”, Old Herbaceous is the humorous love story of a single-minded yet gentle man... (more info)
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    Music: ‘Summer Sunday’ featuring Nova Foresta Classical Players with Ruth Mills Soprano

    Sunday 25 August 2019
    7.00pm - 9.30pm
    Introducing ‘The Nova Foresta Classical Players’ to the Weald & Downland Living Museum for a relaxed evening under the stars with music by the Museum’s millpond. The Nova Foresta Classical Players was founded in 2017... (more info)
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    Theatre: Romeo & Juliet (27 & 28 August)

    Tuesday 27 August to Wednesday 28 August 2019
    Doors open at 6.15pm for 7:00pm start, ends approx. 9.30pm
    Come and watch one of Shakespeare’s classics at the Weald & Downland Living Museum’s outdoor theatre ‘Romeo & Juliet’ – a show not to be missed, book online to save disappointment! “In a world of... (more info)
  • Wonderful Wednesdays

    Wonderful Wednesdays Summer Holiday Activities – 28 August

    Wednesday 28 August 2019
    11.00am - 4.00pm
    Wonderful Wednesdays are fun-packed activity days for families, which take place at the Museum every Wednesday in August! A list of activities will be uploaded to this page in advance of each Wonderful Wednesday and a flyer and map will be... (more info)
  • Manic Muddlers promo image in black and white

    Music at the Museum: The Manic Muddlers, Silver Threads & Fate the Juggler

    Friday 30 August 2019
    7.00pm (for 8.00pm start)
    Across 2-nights, 6 bands will delight our guests at the Weald & Downland Living Museum starting with Friday night’s ‘Music at the Museum’ featuring: The Mantic Muddlers Combining a rich influence of sonic stylings and... (more info)
  • Historic Life Weekend: Textiles

    Saturday 31 August to Sunday 01 September 2019
    11.00am - 5.00pm
    Find out about the production of textiles, with a focus on wool and flax, as well as the later stages of spinning, weaving, braiding and natural dyeing. There is much to inspire modern makers from the skills of the past. We will also have... (more info)
  • The Ed Goodale Band promo image

    Music at the Museum: Brogue, Southerlies & The Ed Goodale Band

    Saturday 31 August 2019
    7.00pm (for 8.00pm start)
    Across 2-nights, 6 bands will delight our guests at the Weald & Downland Living Museum starting with Saturday night’s ‘Music at the Museum’ featuring: Brogue A Sussex-based Irish Folk trio who are very popular on the... (more info)
  • Three men in a boat promo image of man in water

    Theatre: Three Men in a Boat

    Sunday 01 September 2019
    6.15pm (for a 7.00pm start) - 9.30pm
    Don’t miss this wonderful outdoor theatre production by Kick In The Head, written by Jerome K. Jerome ‘Three Men in a Boat’,  as part of the Weald & Downland Living Museum’s Summer Season. After the huge... (more info)
  • Autumn Countryside Show - Weald & Downland Living Museum

    Autumn & Countryside Show: Farming, Food, Horticulture

    Saturday 05 October to Sunday 06 October 2019
    10.30am - 5pm
    Experience the sights and sounds of the countryside, and celebrate the end of the harvest at this wonderful seasonal show! Our popular seasonal show features traditional working demonstrations – including heavy horses and vintage... (more info)
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    Museum at Night: Family Tale Trail (Ticketed)

    Thursday 31 October 2019
    4.45pm - 7.15pm
    Book now for our Museum at Night family-friendly guided walk! This special evening is designed for families to enjoy an enchanting walk which offers a truly out of the ordinary experience. You will be guided by lamplight to different... (more info)
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    Museum at Night November (Ticketed)

    Friday 01 November to Saturday 02 November 2019
    6.45pm - 9pm
    On Friday 1 and Saturday 2 November 2019 we will open our doors from 6.45pm for pre-booked visitors to experience our atmospheric Museum at Night guided walks. These enchanting walks offer a truly out of the ordinary experience – you... (more info)
  • Historic Life Weekend: Fire & Light

    Saturday 02 November to Sunday 03 November 2019
    11.00am - 4.00pm
    Today we can come home to a house that can often be heated quickly, with the means to cook rapidly and light at the flick of a switch. A walk through the Museum during this weekend will give a better idea of how homes in the past were lit... (more info)
  • Christmas Market

    Friday 22 November to Sunday 24 November 2019
    10.30am - 4.00pm
    Find that perfect gift and enjoy a great day out at the Museum! Our bustling Christmas Market sees over 150 stands – selling arts, crafts, food, unusual gifts and much more – ‘pop up’ in our collection of rescued... (more info)
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    Tree Dressing

    Sunday 01 December 2019
    10.30am - 4.30pm (activities from 12.30pm)
    Tree Dressing is a magical occasion for all the family, celebrating the importance of trees in our lives. Make a greenery headdress and turn a jam jar into a lantern Join the procession illuminated by hundreds of lanterns Dress the aspen... (more info)
  • Christmas at the Museum

    Thursday 26 December to Friday 27 December 2019
    10.30am - 4pm
    From Tudor to Victorian times, a historic festive treat awaits visitors on Boxing Day and Friday 27 December, when the Museum’s traditionally decorated houses will reflect the spirit of Christmas through the ages. It is a wonderful time... (more info)