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Weald & Downland Living Museum

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Unforgettable.

Spent a wonderful afternoon here in brilliant autumnal sunshine. Excellent location, first class... read more

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Ray B
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Truro, United Kingdom
A Must see

Its been a while since our last visit and a few new building has gone up. The paths are accessible... read more

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Edward J
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Littlehampton, England, United Kingdom
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Come and discover rescued rural buildings set in a beautiful landscape, which tell the stories of the people who lived and worked in them over 1,000 years. Explore our 40-acre site and visit our collection – we have more than 50 historic buildings...more
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Town Lane, Singleton, Chichester PO18 0EU, England
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All reviews heavy horses special events farm animals on site great family day large site all ages step back in time run around gift aid school holidays well worth a visit south downs lovely setting water mill sunny day great place to visit
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Reviewed yesterday

Spent a wonderful afternoon here in brilliant autumnal sunshine. Excellent location, first class staff, memorable buildings and a calm atmosphere everywhere. We particularly loved the mill. So much to learn here.

Thank Ray B
WealdDownlandMuseum, Public Relations Manager at Weald & Downland Living Museum, responded to this reviewResponded today

Thank you for your lovely review - we are so glad that you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed yesterday

Its been a while since our last visit and a few new building has gone up. The paths are accessible but can be uneven so take your time getting around. On a warm autumn day this is a great way to spend some time and...More

Thank Edward J
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We visited today for a group tour. A beautiful setting and the new visitor centre and cafe really enhance the visit. For those with an architectural or building interest this place is fascinating, but it’s great for families with the working exhibits, actors playing the...More

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WealdDownlandMuseum, Public Relations Manager at Weald & Downland Living Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for your kind review! We will pass on your thanks to our volunteer tour guide, Alan.

Reviewed 6 days ago

Since my last visit several years ago there are smart new buildings comprising a visitor centre, shop and cafe and good toilet facilities, all overlooking the lake. These are all excellent for a good day out. But several of the buildings were not open for...More

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WealdDownlandMuseum, Public Relations Manager at Weald & Downland Living Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for reviewing your recent visit. Two of our 53 exhibit buildings are currently closed for refurbishment and any building closures are stated on our website - if there is a building you'd particularly like to see it's advisable to check our website or...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Lots of restored buildings, including some from the 15th & 16th centuries, to explore on a large site to give an idea of what it was like living in those times.

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WealdDownlandMuseum, Public Relations Manager at Weald & Downland Living Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for reviewing your visit to the Museum.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited the museum as it was where the thatching workshop was held. This in itself was a really interesting day with a hands on practical element so that I could really get to learn how to thatch. As part too this we went round the...More

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WealdDownlandMuseum, Public Relations Manager at Weald & Downland Living Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for reviewing your recent course here at the Museum. To support or collection (rescued rural buildings from the South East of England) we run an extensive programme of day courses in historic building repair and rural trades & crafts. It is our aim...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent day . Tractors, heavy horses and loads more. Very popular. Staff are helpful and friendly. Highly recommended

Thank david b
WealdDownlandMuseum, Public Relations Manager at Weald & Downland Living Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for reviewing your visit to our show. Please see our website for upcoming shows, including our festive Christmas Market 23-25 November.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My old Scout Hut was demolished at the same time as one of the museums buildings, from North Cray. It was great to see the old maps and where my hut used to be - next door!

Thank ChapmanBob
WealdDownlandMuseum, Public Relations Manager at Weald & Downland Living Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for your lovely review.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a fascinating place. A good place to walk or just sit and watch the ducks on the lake. The buildings are really interesting and even young grandsons were not bored. They loved the blacksmith's forge especially. We had a quick snack there but...More

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WealdDownlandMuseum, Public Relations Manager at Weald & Downland Living Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for your review - we are glad to read that your grandsons had fun.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really enjoyed this well laid out and interesting open-air museum just down the hill from Goodwood Race Course. From the moment we arrived in the spacious and immaculately maintained car park, everything showed care and thought had gone in to making this museum a high...More

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WealdDownlandMuseum, Public Relations Manager at Weald & Downland Living Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for your lovely review. We were glad to read that you enjoyed our traditional craft demonstrations during your visit. Although we don't offer complimentary return visits as part of our standard admission price, we do offer annual membership packages, which pay for themselves...More

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lynrevell
15 August 2018|
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Response from WealdDownlandMuseum | Property representative |
Yes, the Museum and our cafe are both dog friendly! Please keep your pet on a lead at all times, as we have livestock and wildfowl.
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maryhanley13
16 March 2018|
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Response from WealdDownlandMuseum | Property representative |
Hi, although we do not have our own scooters for hire you are welcome to arrange for your own hired scooter to be delivered to the Museum for your visit (and collected again the same day). We advise booking a scooter with... More
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hawker033
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
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