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Weald & Downland Living Museum

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Address: Town Lane, Singleton, Chichester PO18 0EU, England
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+44 1243 811363
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10:30 - 18:00
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Sun - Sat 10:30 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Discover the lives of our ancestors - ordinary working people. Discover...

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 lakeside cafe, or bring a picnic and choose your perfect spot by the millpond or under a beech tree.

Children are free to run, play and learn. You'll experience six centuries of our rural heritage and 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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Good day out for the family

great place for a family day out. Lovely walks and plenty to see and do for the children. Highly recommended.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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Aldwick, United Kingdom
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Aldwick, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

great place for a family day out. Lovely walks and plenty to see and do for the children. Highly recommended.

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I admire the people who have painstakingly transported and rebuilt these buildings as a record of our past. Perhaps a cold day in March was not the best time to visit but I do applaud what they've done. On-site staff are extremely pleasant.

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful setting in the South Downs , great houses and interpretations with friendly volunteers who explain all about their buildings .

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This s a great place for a family day out but remember to wear sturdy shoes, be prepared for the British weather and feel free to take a picnic. Plenty to see and do around all the historic buildings, it's amazing how they were taken down and reassembled onsite. The flour mill sells flour to use in home baking and... More 

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Thank Neil H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited the Weald & Downland Living Museum on a Friday around lunch time and it was quiet but this might have been due to the cold weather. It's a nice place to spend a couple of hours walking around and learning about how people used to live. There is also a cafe which we did not visit. The entry... More 

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited after seeing it on tv. Not disappointed by anything! Some of the houses are 'occupied' by volunteer staff who give a brief history lesson on the building and its former occupants, in a couple of them there are fires burning and the kitchen was cooking up ancient foods. A great place to visit if you enjoy history.

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an outside museum of country life, working exhibits and artefacts. The buildings are a great insight how people lived in the past. There is quite a lot of improvement building going on at present, which I'm sure will only make the visit even more enjoyable.

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Chichester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We came here with friends who are historians - we all thoroughly enjoyed our visit, even more so as we all have a vivid imagination and could imagine ourselves living in this era. Really worth a visit - something for everyone.

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Chichester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A fantastic museum, lots to see and do, dog friendly- on lead, history made interesting and accessible. Great events throughout the year. Revamp of mill pond and entrance is nearly finished and it looks brilliant.

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well worth a visit good for children of all ages both fun and educational day out we have also visited during the food fair which was excellent lots of stool holders selling local produce. The historical buildings are amazing we also enjoyed see the animals and watching the Tudor cooking demonstration.

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