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Ditchling Museum of Art + Craft

Lodge Hill Lane, Ditchling BN6 8SP, England
+44 1273 844744
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Worth a visit if in area

A pleasant and attractive location . This is a village based museum and necessarily the exhibits... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
david r
Woking, United Kingdom
Fabulous small gallery

The building recently had a substantial makeover and it is done extremely well. The result is a... read more

Reviewed 31 August 2017
Charles J
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Ditchling is no ordinary village; it has been home to some of Britain's most innovative artists and has a legacy of international importance. Ditchling Museum of Art + Craft is an independent charity dedicated to the display and preservation of art and craft produced by artists associated with the village of Ditchling. The museum celebrates the important artistic heritage of the village which was home to many artists including Frank Brangwyn, Eric Gill, Charles Knight, David Jones, Edward Johnston, Ethel Mairet and many others. Following a major redevelopment in 2013, the museum is now an award-winning attraction with regularly changing exhibitions, a dedicated learning space and new facilities including a shop and cafe in a restored 18th century Cart Lodge.
  • Excellent38%
  • Very good21%
  • Average21%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible8%
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Lodge Hill Lane, Ditchling BN6 8SP, England
+44 1273 844744

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Reviewed 1 week ago

A pleasant and attractive location . This is a village based museum and necessarily the exhibits are restricted. Good for wood art,

Thank david r
Reviewed 31 August 2017 via mobile

The building recently had a substantial makeover and it is done extremely well. The result is a wonderful exhibition space and the original building has been sensitively handled. The shop has a very fine array of books and bits and pieces. The cafe is lovely....More

Thank Charles J
Reviewed 6 August 2017

This review is specifically about the Eric Gill exhibition. Museums have a responsibility to the community, to regenerate and build communities and address social issues, to intelligently reflect on contemporary art and design thinking. In one Guardian article, we are told the purpose of this...More

2  Thank BB09UK
Reviewed 28 July 2017 via mobile

Given that the museum/gallery is in a small village near the south downs it really is quite impressive. It is also remarkable that so many artists worked together in the same small place. It is also in a lovely building and the works nicely displayed....More

Thank RobertJE
Reviewed 12 July 2017

Having had great difficulty parking anywhere near, even in this tiny village, we arrived feeling less than friendly. But the warmth of our welcome completely altered that. We were given an informative introductory talk, beginning and ending with some delightful cod Shakespeare. The permanent exhibition...More

Thank andrewjameswarren
Reviewed 25 May 2017

Love the architecture and the collection inside this charming museum. The special exhibit on Eric Gill is wonderful and thought provoking. Good gift shop, too. The staff were helpful and provided a terrific overview for our group. It was a long walk from Lewes (nearly...More

Thank Catherine C
Reviewed 19 May 2017 via mobile

Charming little place, in an idyllic spot near the village green. The Eric Gill exhibition was extremely thought-provoking and certainly was causing quite a stir among several of the visitors! There is a nice lay-out to the exhibition and a great tea and gift shop...More

Thank tessie1
Reviewed 12 May 2017

Ditchling is one of those picture postcard villages that you think only exist on 'Midsomer Murders'. The church is lovely, the shops are lovely, the pond and ducks are lovely and it has a lovely little museum. It was a centre for various artists during...More

Thank 60alexandra
Reviewed 23 April 2017

An amazing quality small museum. Focussed and inspiring, not dry and boring. The Tadek Beutlich work on show was amazing but sadly very little of it. The dyeing exhibition looked very informative and nicely displayed but did not have much time to look at it....More

Thank luckygirlLondon
Reviewed 8 April 2017

Visited to see the display of naturally wool - which I had contributed to, was very impressed with the other displays and exhibits, a credit to everyone involved. good coffee in the shop as well

Thank Paul H
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