MUSEUM CALENDAR: FULL LIST Of EVENTS

  • 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! Themes are: Wednesday 7 August: Saxons Wednesday 14 August: Tudors Wednesday 21 August: Victorians Wednesday 28... (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)
  • Bohemian Rhapsody promo image landscape

    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)
  • Man sitting in garden surrounded by plants and flowers

    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! Themes are: Wednesday 7 August: Saxons Wednesday 14 August: Tudors Wednesday 21 August: Victorians Wednesday 28... (more info)
  • Manic Muddlers promo image in black and white

    Summer Sessions: Silver Threads, The Mantic Muddlers & Fate the Juggler

    Friday 30 August 2019
    7.00pm (for 8.00pm start)
    Summer Sessions – Silver Threads / The Mantic Muddlers / Fate the Juggler Closing the summer will be the Weald & Downland’s very own music festival – The Summer Sessions. Think Americana, think Roots, think folk, think rock... (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)
  • Summer Sessions: Brogue, Monkey See Monkey Do & The Ed Goodale Band

    Saturday 31 August 2019
    7.00pm (for 8.00pm start)
    Summer Sessions – Brogue / Monkey See Monkey Do / The Ed Goodale Band Closing the summer will be the Weald & Downland’s very own music festival – The Summer Sessions. Think Americana, think Roots, think folk, think rock and... (more info)
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    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)
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    Walking Weekend (Ticketed)

    Saturday 07 September to Sunday 08 September 2019
    Join Richard Pailthorpe, former Museum Director, on a guided two-mile stroll around the Museum parkland which will include the coppiced woodland and the adjoining boundary with West Dean Park. The Museum site forms part of the 19th Century... (more info)
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    Exhibition: Land Settlement Association

    Wednesday 18 September to Monday 30 September 2019
    Find out about the Land Settlement Association (LSA) in Siddlesham, West Sussex. The idea of establishing small farms that could support a family had already been tried in the early years of the 1900s. During the industrial depression of... (more info)
  • 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)
  • Exhibition: Folklore and Harvest

    Monday 14 October to Monday 20 January 2019
    Further information on this exhibition will follow in July. Project in collaboration with the Museum of British Folklore (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)
  • Tree Dressing 2017

    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)