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Weald & Downland Living Museum

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Open Now: 10:30 - 16:00
Open today: 10:30 - 16:00
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Very interesting

After watching the BBC series The Repair Shop we were keen to visit the museum. Their annual... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Sonya C
very interesting and attractive location

So much to see, do and learn. Set in beautiful rural Sussex downlands and woods. Also love the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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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
+44 1243 811363
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All reviews heavy horses special events great family day large site on site farm animals all ages step back in time run around gift aid school holidays biscuits well worth a visit south downs water mill lovely setting sunny day
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Reviewed 3 days ago

After watching the BBC series The Repair Shop we were keen to visit the museum. Their annual Christmas Market was being held so we combined the two for only £8.00 per person. There was a steady stream of cars but the car parking process ran...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Sonya C
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited in early September. As the schools had reopened, it was very quiet there, and therefore not much atmosphere. The houses and buildings were interesting but not fascinating! We have visited other living museums which are much better. We had taken a picnic, so...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So much to see, do and learn. Set in beautiful rural Sussex downlands and woods. Also love the heavy horses, donkeys etc Good to visit on special days.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank lyn270
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited this museum for the first time on Saturday, unfortunately it was hosting a Christmas Fair. It was impossible to view the buildings properly as they were all full of stalls offering a range products supposedly linked to Christmas. Most of the offerings were boring...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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WealdDownlandMuseum, Public Relations Manager at Weald & Downland Living Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for review. We are sorry to hear your recent experience wasn't a positive one. Our Christmas Market is one of our biggest annual events and we do our best to publicise this across all our promotional channels, including our website. We do reduce...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our second visit, this time for the Christmas fair. This is a great day out for couples and families. Friendly, helpful staff and volunteers. Lots of very different houses to see and lots of things for little ones to explore and do. Only thing I...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Andrew S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited this place not knowing exactly what to expect and we absolutely loved it. Very interesting place for kids to explore and have fun, my 3year old absolutely loved going into the old houses and listen to the stories. Loved the mill, open fire...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Padds2015
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Well, what a hidden gem. Dog friendly too. So many amazing old houses to walk around & explore. Lovely grounds & lovely cafe too.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The bed and breakfast place we stayed at suggested we go there. We were so glad we did. There were a good number of buildings starting from Saxon times to 19th century. We strongly recommend anyone visiting Cichester to take the time to pay this...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank zuzka48
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went here about 30 years ago. I must say it has changed since then. So much more to see and do. The fully working water driven flour mill was milling during our visit with great interaction with the millers. The duck lake has the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Beachfreaks
Reviewed 8 November 2018

We had picked a fine weather day but with the new cafe, separate from the museum, every day is a good day. Lovely to walk around

Date of experience: October 2018
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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.
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
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