• Summer Steam Show (CANCELLED)

    Saturday 15 August to Sunday 16 August 2020
    10.30am - 5pm
    Due to COVID-19 the 2020 Summer Steam Show has been cancelled. Join us at our annual Summer Steam Show on Saturday 15 August – Sunday 16 August! Celebrate all modes of transport and learn about the impact they had on the rural community... (more info)
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    A Midsummer Night’s Dream – Open Air Theatre

    Sunday 23 August 2020
    6.15pm (for 7.00pm start)
    The Three Inch Fools – fresh out of lockdown – take to the road with only three actors, far too many musical instruments and one almighty play. The fools are dusting off their instruments and stepping back into the great... (more info)
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    Theatre: Much Ado About Falstaff – Open Air Theatre

    Sunday 30 August 2020
    6.15 pm - 9.00 pm
    Join us at the Museum to watch Kick In The Head Productions new play Much Ado About Falstaff’, the play follows Shakespeare’s character Sir John Falstaff…a rogue, a womanizer and a lazy – do nothing, glutton, but also... (more info)
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    Choice Grenfell – Open Air Theatre

    Monday 31 August 2020
    6.15 pm - 9.00 pm
    Join us at the Weald & Downland Living Museum on Monday, 31 August for a heart-warming 40th anniversary tribute to the unremittingly genteel, comedienne and monologist, Joyce Grenfell. Gates open 6:15 pm. Performance begins 7.00 pm.... (more info)
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    Historic Life Weekend: Museum at 50

    Saturday 05 September to Sunday 06 September 2020
    11.00am - 4.00pm
    50 years ago this weekend the Museum formally opened to the public. The conservation of historic buildings and sharing information about them was firmly at the forefront of the Museum’s mission. During this weekend we will have a series... (more info)
  • Museum’s 50th Picnic

    Saturday 05 September 2020
    5.00pm - 9.00pm
    5 September 2020 – exactly 50 years to the day the Weald & Downland Living Museum opened to the public! To mark this momentous (socially-distanced) occasion, we invite you to join in the celebrations. Come dressed in your finest... (more info)
  • Autumn & Countryside Show (Cancelled)

    Saturday 03 October to Sunday 04 October 2020
    10.30am - 5pm
    Due to COVID-19 the 2020 Autumn & Countryside Show has been cancelled. Experience the sights and sounds of the countryside, and celebrate the end of the harvest at this wonderful Autumn & Countryside Show on Saturday 3 –... (more info)
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    Historic Life Weekend: Music – Historic Homes & Harmonies

    Saturday 17 October to Sunday 18 October 2020
    11.00am - 4.00pm
    This Historic Life Weekend has a theme of Music – Historic Homes & Harmonies. Come and listen to music played in the different historic homes at the Museum – some traditional melodies or songs, some played on historic... (more info)
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    Hallowe’en Half Term Activities

    Monday 26 October to Friday 30 October 2020
    11.00am - 3.00pm
    Enjoy the great outdoors this autumn half term at the Museum, with fantastic Hallowe’en-themed family activities taking place from 11am-3pm from Monday 26 October – Friday 30 October. Children of all ages can channel their... (more info)
  • Museum at Night: Tales of the Unexpected (Ticketed)

    Friday 30 October to Saturday 31 October 2020
    6.45pm - 9.00pm
    On Friday 30 and Saturday 31 October 2020 we will open our doors from 6.45pm for pre-booked visitors to experience our atmospheric Museum at Night guided walks with a theme of tales of the unexpected, showcasing our treasured site in... (more info)
  • Historic Life Weekend: Fire & Light

    Saturday 07 November to Sunday 08 November 2020
    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 20 November to Sunday 22 November 2020
    10.30am - 4.00pm
    Find that perfect gift and enjoy a great day out at the Museum! Our bustling Christmas Market sees over 180 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 06 December 2020
    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)