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“Brilliant. Brilliant. Brilliant” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Cass Sculpture Foundation

Cass Sculpture Foundation
Ranked #10 of 61 things to do in Chichester
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Owner description: Where else in the world can you see over 70 specially commissioned monumental sculptures in an idyllic landscape, and all for sale?
Cromer, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Brilliant. Brilliant. Brilliant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2014

Neither of us ar fans of modern art but this is definately something different.
There are about 50 displays but this is changing all of the time. Staff are very helpful and obviously have a passion for where they work. there is tea and coffee available but this is just a jug of hot water and not a proper 'tea room' which is a shame.
There is no food etc available so bring yourself a picnic.
We took about 2 1/2 hours to walk round. It is a bit of a 'fair weather' attraction although they do supply umbrellas.
It is a shame that it is not promoted more but that could be a good thing which means that it is not teaming with people and you can stroll round the 20+ acres at your own pace.
I really recommend it and on our 'South Coast' trip this was by far the best thing we saw.
Not very wheelchair friendly.

Visited August 2014
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“Intriguing”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2014

I was interested to learn that the Cass Foundation's exhibition is - unlike Yorkshire Sculpture Park (YSP) - a place where the sculptures are for sale. Also unlike YSP, you have to pay to get in - I was sorry there weren't any concessions for people who're YSP 'friends'! The young woman in reception was very friendly and informative but the information sheet was very confusing partly because the 4 'pages' were printed at different angles. Many of the sculptures and installations provoked discussion and I was sorry that there wasn't any sort of cafe in which to continue to talk.

Visited August 2014
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West Sussex UK
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“The Hidden Gem of Chichester”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2014 via mobile

I have lived in West Sussex for 12 years and had never heard of or seen Cass Sculpture Foundation - what a find!!

A delightful 2 hour stroll around the 26 acre ground featuring over 60 sculptures, something for everyone.

The foundation was established 20 years ago to assist artists through commissioning, exhibition and sale of their work.

Support a good cause while admiring the various different sculptures of all sizes.

Toilet facilities available on site. Tea, coffee and hot chocolate for a donation and you can buy muffins etc and juice from the reception and perfect open picnic spots to take your own lunch.

Highly recommended.

Visited August 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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“An inspiring day out”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2014

We were amazed by the fantastic sculptures set in stunning British countryside. They managed to impress not only us adults and my 22 year old arty son but also my friend's skeptical 10 year old who took great delight in finding each new sculpture and giving his educated opinion.
The staff are very friendly and enthusiastic, they provided us with information leaflets and there was a children's quiz which was rewarded with a chocolate treat at the end of the visit. They also have mobility scooters which the less mobile can borrow to enable them to enjoy the full experience and umbrellas to ensure that you don't get caught out in a shower.
If we were more organised we would have brought a picnic as there are plenty of places to sit comfortably and enjoy the views. A cafe on site would be lovely but in the absence of any formal catering tea and coffee were on offer in the Visitor Centre.

Visited August 2014
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Ashford, United Kingdom
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“Lovely, but take your own food.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2014

A really enjoyable day but be warned.
There is no restaurant and only tea/coffee/crisps/flapjacks in the reception area.
It takes a good few hours to look at the exhibits, so take a picnic.
Would have been nice to have seen a vending machine as the place is in the middle of nowhere and if you caught a cab to get there as we did, you won't find food nearby.
Plenty to see that wasn't on the route, extra sculptures etc.
Take a camera, you won't be sorry as lots to see!

Visited August 2014
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