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Weald & Downland Living Museum

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Closed Now: 10:30 - 16:00
Open today: 10:30 - 16:00
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Great location for a day out

Excellent location where you have things of historic interest and plenty of open space. Lots to see... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
London, United Kingdom
60th Birthday celebrations

My friend turned 60 and wanted to go to a living museum to celebrate his big day. I checked online... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
London, England
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Come and discover rescued rural buildings set in a beautiful landscape, which tell the stories of the people who lived and worked in them over 1,000 years. Explore our 40-acre site and visit our collection – we have more than 50 historic buildings...more
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Town Lane, Singleton, Chichester PO18 0EU, England
+44 1243 811363
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All reviews heavy horses christmas market special events great family day large site farm animals on site all ages step back in time run around gift aid school holidays biscuits well worth a visit south downs water mill lovely setting
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Reviewed yesterday

This is an interesting museum if you like viewing traditional old properties - but it's not an exhibition of the way historic life was lived. The buildings themselves are indeed original and historic and are arranged on plenty of land. But they are mainly completely...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank 1941bigjohn
Reviewed 5 days ago

Excellent location where you have things of historic interest and plenty of open space. Lots to see and do there, nd fascinating to see how they still make flour the old fashiopned way

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Travelmonkey1000
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My friend turned 60 and wanted to go to a living museum to celebrate his big day. I checked online and found this little gem near Chichester, much easier for us to travel to than Beamish. As soon as we arrived the greeting we received...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Diane149
Reviewed 1 week ago

We chose to visit as it was about the only place open in January reasonably on our way to Bosham for a few days break. It must be 30+ years since we last visited. It has developed in size but retains its character and USP...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Jawenold
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great day out even in the rain ! Fantastic buildings and volunteers telling about the history of the buildings , very good cafe and shop .

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 808natalie
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are passing through the area or looking for somewhere to spend the day, do not miss this museum, in fact 'museum' doesn't really do justice to this gem. If you are into history there's plenty here; if you have kids there's loads for...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Bellerophon c
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great place to browse, walk or explore whichever you prefer. So much to see. Walking around the perimeter of the grounds is also an option and very enjoyable.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Patricia C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Having visited before I knew the layout of the site which was beneficial as the weather was poor so we were able to make the most of the visit without getting too wet. The place was full of happy children and helpful volunteer.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank mary t
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

For anyone interested in history this is an excellent place to visit and exceeded my expectations. There are many buildings, mostly timber framed, on a walking route of about a mile. Some like the medieval market square are clustered together near the entrance. There is...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank FelixStowe10
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I feel like I walked around and got to the end and wondered what I had seen. Maybe it just wasn’t for me? There was a lot of information on material and equipment used to build the houses and then buildings from different periods, which...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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15 August 2018|
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Response from WealdDownlandMuseum | Property representative |
Yes, the Museum and our cafe are both dog friendly! Please keep your pet on a lead at all times, as we have livestock and wildfowl.
16 March 2018|
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Response from WealdDownlandMuseum | Property representative |
Hi, although we do not have our own scooters for hire you are welcome to arrange for your own hired scooter to be delivered to the Museum for your visit (and collected again the same day). We advise booking a scooter with... More
7 October 2017|
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Response from j0hnc0x1 | Reviewed this property |
I am sure that proof will not be needed but you always have the blue badge - your mother will need a wheel chair or similar to get round the largish site - a few houses are not so easy to get into as their is no wheel chair... More