Weald and Downland Open Air Museum

Weald & Downland Open Air Museum website: http://www.wealddown.co.uk/

Discover rescued traditional rural buildings set in a beautiful landscape, which tell the stories of the men, women and children who lived and worked in them over a 700-year period.

Enjoy the Museum’s 40-acre site and visit our collection of historic buildings – we have 50 to explore and many of our exhibit houses are furnished to recreate historic domestic interiors. There is a regular programme of domestic and craft demonstrations, including cooking in the Tudor kitchen; milling flour in the working watermill; blacksmithing in the Victorian smithy; plus seasonal demonstrations. Take a walk in the woods, bring the dog (they are dog friendly), visit the café kiosk or enjoy your own picnic.

Interested in historic tools, trades and crafts? The extensive artefact collection is housed in the award-winning Downland Gridshell Building – take a free tour daily at 1.30pm. They also have a comprehensive reference library, covering all aspects of their work.

Perhaps you would like to try a special event day, inspired by the Museum’s collections? These include the Wood Show, Rare & Traditional Breeds Show, Vintage & Steam, Autumn Countryside Show and Christmas Market.

They also run an extensive programme of adult-education courses in traditional rural trades and crafts, historic domestic life and building conservation.

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All information courtesy of http://www.wealddown.co.uk/