Come and discover The Weald & Downland Living Museum, a fascinating collection of rescued buildings set in a beautiful landscape within the South Downs National Park, which tell the stories of the people who lived and worked in them over 1,000 years in rural South-East England.
Enjoy our 40-acre site and visit our collection of historic buildings – we have more than 50 to explore from a replica Anglo-Saxon hall house to an Edwardian tin tabernacle church.
Visitors can enjoy a regular programme of historic trade and craft demonstrations, including milling in our 17th-century watermill, cooking in our Tudor kitchen, blacksmithing in our Victorian smithy, plus seasonal demonstrations, talks and tours. Take a walk in the woods, bring the dog (we are dog-friendly), visit our waterside café or enjoy your own picnic.
The Museum is home to a range of traditional farm animals. Our heavy horses (Shire and Percheron) can be seen hauling carts and helping with haymaking and harvesting, and Sussex oxen have been trained to pull a cart and plough. Woolly-faced Southdown sheep graze the downland turf and, in spring, lambs are folded in traditional sheepfolds. Sussex light chickens peck around the Tudor farmstead and stables and Embden geese graze the orchard.
The Weald & Downland Living Museum is open 1 January to 23 December 2018 and 26-27 December 2018.
10.30am-6pm British Summer Time.
10.30am-4pm Rest of the year.
Opening times vary on major event dates – please see website for details.
Admission charges 2018
Prices include Gift Aid (standard charges in brackets).
· Adults £15.50 (£14.00)
· Adults 65+ £13.50 (£12.00)
· Children 5 - 17 years/full time students £7.50 (£6.50)
· Family (2 + 3) £42.00 (£38.00)
· Family (1 + 3) £27.50 (£25.00)
· Children aged 4 years and under £Free
· Registered disabled + single helper £5 (£4.50)
· Car parking £Free
• Disabled Parking
• Disabled Toilets
• Induction Loop
Please contact venue if you wish to discuss your individual accessibility requirements or see Weald & Downland Living Museum website for more details.
The Museum is located on Town Lane in Singleton, which is 7 miles north of Chichester.
By car: The Museum can be reached via the A286 Chichester to Midhurst road. The postcode is PO18 0EU. Follow the brown tourist attraction signs marked ‘Open Air Museum’. There is a free car park and disabled parking spaces are available opposite the Museum shop.
By bus: Catch the Stagecoach 60 service, which runs between Chichester bus station (opposite Chichester railway station) and Midhurst – the Museum is a 5-minute walk from the Grooms Yard stop in Singleton. Buses run every 30 minutes Monday – Saturday. On Sundays buses run every hour. For an up-to-date timetable visit the STAGECOACH website
Special offer: Visitors arriving by bus (public transport) receive 2-for-1 entry on standard admission (cheapest ticket free)! Simply show your Stagecoach bus ticket (valid for same date as your Museum visit) when buying your ticket in our shop.
By train: The Museum is 7 miles from Chichester rail station and 15 miles from Haslemere station.