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Weald & Downland Living Museum

Town Lane, Singleton, Chichester PO18 0EU, England
+44 1243 811363
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A fabulous outdoor museum with wonderfully knowlegable volunteers, friendly, informative and... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Seattle, Washington
Fab day out

If you love old buildings this is a must. Beautiful old houses staffed by knowledgable volunteers... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Witney, United Kingdom
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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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“heavy horses” (19 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
Town Lane, Singleton, Chichester PO18 0EU, England
+44 1243 811363
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Reviewed 3 days ago

A fabulous outdoor museum with wonderfully knowlegable volunteers, friendly, informative and welcoming. My only complaint is the cafe. Spring vegetable soup and panini of the day were truly disgusting. No flavour to either. Surely these were not created by a chef or real cook! Horribly...More

1  Thank gapadelford
Reviewed 4 days ago

If you love old buildings this is a must. Beautiful old houses staffed by knowledgable volunteers. It is a slice of history coupled with a stunning setting.

Thank _corinneab
Reviewed 6 days ago

historical interest and excellent facilities loved the individual houses on the site got the feeling of historical interest well maintained felt as if you had been transported back in time our 8 year old grandson loved it

1  Thank Rodney F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wonderful place to walk and enjoy the scenery and buildings. Last time we visited was 2012 and we loved the improvements made to the visitor centre and cafe since then. It was also lovely to see the new bakehouse and Dairy buildings under construction. The...More

2  Thank Musket_girl
Reviewed 1 week ago

this is my 3rd visit and i never get bored here. i find the opportunity to enter such buildings an honour and a blessing. well done to all staff who clearly work hard to maintain this wonderful collection of historical buildings.

3  Thank sheri m
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is the second visit the first was in 2011. Now much more to see and still lots being developed. The new visitor centre is very well laid out, lots to see and do, very interesting. Yes the new cafe is a bit pricey but...More

1  Thank mikee1232016
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Weald and Downland Living Museum has become very dog friendly in recent years. The new cafe has a section where dogs are allowed - a great improvement, especially on cold or wet days. Dogs are also allowed into most buildings, including upstair areas, with...More

Thank amiddletonsct
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited 10th October with my horticultural club.The entire area is beautifully laid out with numerous old buildings from many parts of the country reconstructed on site to conform exactly with the original build. The grounds are lovely and what impressed us greatly were the volunteer...More

1  Thank derekE_dorset
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a lovely show one of the best of this type. We watched the shire horses ploughing. We saw the dog and duck show. We went into the horticulture tent and enjoyed looking at the exhibits. Lots of countryside crafts to watch too. The flower...More

1  Thank Anne P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a fantastic museum that has examples of architecture throughout history, it gives real examples of how people lived by showcasing small one room dwellings to large manor houses. The setting is ideal and well spaced out. There is a working watermill on site...More

1  Thank chriscook10
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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
23 August 2017|
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Response from JamesKent | Reviewed this property |
Yes its on a slight incline, and there is also the gravel itself. There is also a cobbled area near the shops