• Gordon Rushmer art exhibition Weald & Downland Museum

    Gordon Rushmer art exhibition

    Tuesday 02 August to Sunday 14 August 2016
    11am - 4pm
    Award-winning landscape artist, Gordon Rushmer, goes back to his childhood roots for his latest exhibition at the Weald & Downland Open Air Museum, from 2-14 August 2016. The Weald has always held a special place in the creative output... (more info)
  • Petworth Park’s hidden past (Ticketed) FULL

    Thursday 04 August 2016
    Talk begins at 6.30pm. Refreshments at 6pm.
    The talk Petworth Park appears timeless and natural, but nothing could be further from the truth. Beneath Capability Brown’s manicured landscape, created in the 1750s, lie the traces of hundreds of years of historical change, development... (more info)
  • William Cobbett Guided Walk (ticketed)

    Saturday 06 August 2016
    Starts at 2pm
    The walk William Cobbett took one of his famous “Rural Rides” through East Dean to Singleton on 2nd August 1823, and admired what he saw on the way. We will walk the same route – about 4 miles – ending up at the Museum for tea and... (more info)
  • Christmas in the Trenches 1914-1918 (Ticketed)

    Tuesday 09 August 2016
    Talk begins at 6.30pm. Refreshments at 6pm.
    The talk This talk looks at the way British soldiers celebrated Christmas whilst on active service during the First World War. Covering all theatres of war the talk uses letters, diaries, memoirs and photographs, to examine key themes such... (more info)
  • Lavender Fields (Ticketed)

    Wednesday 10 August 2016
    Talk begins at 6.30pm. Refreshments at 6pm.
    The talk The talk will cover the history of lavender cultivation and the Lavender Fields at Hartley Park Farm. Tim Butler will share his tips to grow lavender in your own garden and how you can use it. The speaker Tim Butler is the third... (more info)
  • Murder on the Terrace

    Open Air Theatre: Murder on the Terrace (Ticketed)

    Thursday 11 August 2016
    Gates open at 6.00pm. Performance starts at 7.00pm and finishes at approx. 9.30pm.
    The first of two shows from Heartbreak Productions for the summer, this murder mystery will benefit enormously from being performed near the museum’s millpond, and there will be plenty of audience participation! The play The... (more info)
  • Art exhibition by Wendy S Rapley and Rosamund Fowler at the Weald & Downland Museum 17-30 August 2016

    Art exhibition: Wendy Rapley & Rosamund Fowler

    Wednesday 17 August to Tuesday 30 August 2016
    11am - 4pm
    Visitors to the Museum can enjoy a wonderful art exhibition by Wendy Rapley & Rosamund Fowler from 17 – 30 August 2016 in Crawley Hall. Wendy S Rapley Wendy is an artist who lives in Sussex. She has exhibited pencil drawings,... (more info)
  • Tindalls cottage interior

    Our rural ancestors: place, people, past (Ticketed)

    Thursday 18 August 2016
    Talk begins at 6.30pm. Refreshments at 6pm.
    The talk Writer and historian, Gillian Tindall, has an established track-record writing about places and the people who lived in them. She is a descendant of the family who lived in Tindalls Cottage (now at the Museum). She will explore... (more info)
  • Bat walk (ticketed)

    Friday 26 August 2016
    7.15pm - 9.30pm
    Starts at 7.15pm The walk Join our guided bat walk, where bat detectors will be used to locate and identify the different types of bat that live around the Museum site. A wonderful opportunity to learn about these fascinating creatures.... (more info)
  • Ratburger open air theatre production

    Open Air Theatre: David Walliams’ Ratburger – SOLD OUT

    Sunday 28 August 2016
    Gates open at 6.00pm. Performance starts at 6.30pm and finishes at approx. 8.30pm.
    ***Sorry, this production has SOLD OUT*** The play After the successful 2015 adaptation of Mr Stink (which David Walliams described as “Magnificent!”), Heartbreak Productions returns with the theatrical premiere of David... (more info)