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Weald & Downland Living Museum

Town Lane, Singleton, Chichester PO18 0EU, England
+44 1243 811363
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The weather was bad! the Museum was great

We visited this site on a very wet and windy day. Despite which we had a very good time, there is a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
JamesKent
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Kent, England
the Kids love it, the grandpa's too

A whole different experience, something is always on and the kids just love it when there's an... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Apogee F
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Discover the lives of our ancestors - ordinary working people. Discover their homes and the way they built them; their crops, flowers and the way they grew them; their animals and the way they raised them. Explore the Museum's farmsteads, village, Tudor kitchen, working watermill and superb collection of rescued buildings set in the glorious Sussex Downland landscape. Walk in the woods, bring the dog, visit the new waterside cafe, or bring a picnic and choose your perfect spot by the mill pond. Children are free to run, play and learn. You'll experience 950 years of England's rural heritage during a great day out. Why not try a special event day? These are packed with entertainment for all of the family and inspired by the life and times reflected at the Museum. Need a new hobby or a new skill which might change your career? Then we have a course for you!
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  • Poor1%
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Hours Today: 10:30 - 17:30
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Town Lane, Singleton, Chichester PO18 0EU, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited this site on a very wet and windy day. Despite which we had a very good time, there is a great deal to see and a large number of friendly people to give guidance on everything from brick to bread making. Even given...More

1  Thank JamesKent
Reviewed 1 week ago

A whole different experience, something is always on and the kids just love it when there's an re-enactment

Thank Apogee F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited on a sunny day. The houses are great all are furnished and each is staffed by a volunteer who is happy to ask questions. All the staff are friendly and helpful. The new cafe and shop are lovely. Truly living history.

Thank Kirsten W
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been friends at the Weald and Downland for years and know the site and events well. It is a glorious mix of houses and buildings from many different periods scattered through a beautiful setting. Plenty of room for children to run about. The...More

1  Thank Audrey3388
Reviewed 1 week ago

We live only 30 minutes away and never knew about this place. It was our first visit but definitely will be back. We spent over 3 hours and still haven't seen everything (weather wasn't good on a day). Both children age 5 had plenty of...More

Thank KatarzynaKK
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have visited the Weald & Downland museum many times since about 1980,with my children & grandchildren. It is a great day out,both educational & fun with lots to do for all ages.

Thank Jill B
Reviewed 1 week ago

A good day out educating children on times gone by, would have been better if the weather was not so changeable. My only issue was with the Lakeside Restaurant, its very commendable selling things Sussex based but the menu is not really in keeping with...More

Thank Geoff S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Weald and Downland Living Museum has stuck in my memory for 40 years as a magical place, ever since I visited as a small child. I've always wanted to return with my own children. I finally fulfilled my dream, but I was so worried that...More

Thank Helen G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is definitely a place for a fair weather trip. We had a lovely time exploring the many buildings that have been erected in a lovely setting. The wattle and daub restaurant has a beautiful view over the lake and lots of seats in the...More

Thank Bigliz1
WealdDownlandMuseum, Public Relations Manager at Weald & Downland Living Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for reviewing your visit to the Museum. We are happy to hear that you found the Museum Detective hunt fun - please do ask the volunteer stewards in our houses for clues (they are very happy to guide you). Our cafe is new...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First day of summer hols - bit dark and drizzly - got booted up and macs on...still plenty of fun even without the sunshine! Took grandkids 7 and 11 and had a brilliant day - learning about all the historic buildings. Different routes laid out...More

Thank Trossy2015
WealdDownlandMuseum, Public Relations Manager at Weald & Downland Living Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for reviewing your visit Trossy2015 - glad you found our trails easy to navigate and fun too. We will pass your comments about the GF cake to our chef.

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Deaquon
4 July 2017|
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Response from WealdDownlandMuseum | Property representative |
Hi, our Museum appeals to visitors of all ages. We have over 50 exhibits to explore on our 40-acre site and there is a programme of free 10-minute talks each day, covering elements of our collection of rescued rural... More
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Pepster56
27 April 2017|
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Response from WealdDownlandMuseum | Property representative |
Hi, yes we are a dog-friendly site. There are only two buildings (out of over 50) that dogs cannot enter, where we prepare food: the watermill and the Tudor kitchen. All other areas and buildings are free to explore. Please... More
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cans4
18 October 2016|
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Response from suzannemiss | Reviewed this property |
No tours from London. Your only option would be to take the train from London Victoria to Chichester and then a bus or taxi from there. You can of course catch a coach from London to Chichester bus station and then there are... More
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