Weald and Downland Open Air Museum

The Weald and Downland Open Air Museum is an open air museum in Singleton, Sussex, England. The museum covers 50 acres (20 ha), with nearly 50 historic buildings dating from the thirteenth to nineteenth centuries, along with gardens, farm animals, walks and a lake.

The buildings at the museum were all threatened with destruction. They were carefully dismantled, conserved and rebuilt to their original form at the museum. These buildings help the museum bring to life the homes, farmsteads and rural industries of the last seven hundred years. Many buildings situated there are over four hundred years old, and still stand strong. Along with the buildings, there are "hands on" activities, like cooking, and weaving and a number of yearly activities, including glass painting, and bonfire nights.



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Exhibitions and events

Rare & Traditional Breeds Show

Event on 16.07.2017 10:00

Four legs, furry legs, trotters and hooves… come and see cattle, sheep, pigs and goats in this delightful agricultural show for rare and traditional breeds! With prizes at stake and classes for...

Vintage & Steam

Event on 19.08.2017 10:30

Visitors to the Museum’s Vintage & Steam show will enjoy all the bustle and excitement of a traditional Steam Festival, with full-size, miniature and model steam engines on display and working around...

Autumn Countryside Show

Event on 07.10.2017 10:30

Experience the sights and sounds of the countryside, and celebrate the harvest at this wonderful seasonal show! Visitors to our Autumn Countryside Show on 7 and 8 October will experience the...

Museum at Night Guided walk

Event on 27.10.2017 19:00

On the evenings of Friday 27 and Saturday 28 October, the Museum will be open in the evening for pre-booked visitors to experience our Museum at Night guided walks. ***Full details to follow in...

Tree Dressing

Event on 03.12.2017 10:30

Tree Dressing is a magical occasion for all the family, celebrating the importance of trees in our lives. Join in traditional songs and dances. Turn a jam jar into a lantern and join the procession...

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