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Weald & Downland Living Museum

Town Lane, Singleton, Chichester PO18 0EU, England
+44 1243 811363
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A walk thru history

Beautiful grounds filled with houses restored to their original state. The buildings are from the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
SeattleLifejazz
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Seattle
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Very interesting morning

Step back in time to the way we lived in the past. If you are not good with walking it is a bit... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
AlanJames66
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Southend-on-sea, 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 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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Hours Today: 10:30 - 18:00
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Town Lane, Singleton, Chichester PO18 0EU, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Beautiful grounds filled with houses restored to their original state. The buildings are from the 14th century forward. And there are artifacts, reproduction clothing, farm implements, as well as animals and informative guides. There's a cafe, a gift shop & a pond with lots of...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Step back in time to the way we lived in the past. If you are not good with walking it is a bit hilly in places. Nice restaurant but not cheap.

Thank AlanJames66
Reviewed 3 days ago

The good news is that you can visit this attraction just as easily by public transport as my car, with a half hourly Route 60 bus from Chichester, less frequent on Sundays. We laid out, the wonderfully restored buildings are the principal feature spread over...More

Thank Barry K
Reviewed 5 days ago

Fascinating collection of old buildings (spanning 5 or 6 centuries), pretty much all having been moved to the museum and rebuilt / restored. Loads of interesting information and the staff were really helpful. Excellent and reasonably priced cafe with a wonderfully polite and efficient chap...More

1  Thank alanb9
Reviewed 5 days ago

The visitor centre has just re-opened (we visited July 2017) and is immaculate. The café is ok though a bit pricy. The museum is great, for all ages, though you will need to walk a mile or so to see all buildings, and some of...More

Thank Neil S
Reviewed 5 days ago

i can remember coming here when i was on a school trip many moons ago, there was a penny farthing bike at the entrance, i had to ask what it was back then, we had a great day on sunday they have more buildings to...More

1  Thank karen c
Reviewed 5 days ago

Fascinating collection of old buildings, beautifully reconstructed with rooms laid out for you to explore. Realise just how different and difficult life was for people back in the day. Lots to see here you will need at least a half day to do it justice...More

1  Thank David G
Reviewed 5 days ago

We visited the Rare Breeds Show and had a very enjoyable day, spending about 5/6 hours in total. Lots of interesting things to see and pigs, cattle, sheep, goats, rabbits, guinea pigs. Many different stalls of foods, giving a wide choice of things to eat....More

1  Thank Dolly186406
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Went to the museum and it was a special event with Dads Army and other medieval and similar sideshows. Entry price was very expensive we thought at £23 for two oap's, but was very crowded. The shows were good both in the arena and as...More

Thank Rodkoi
WealdDownlandMuseum, Public Relations Manager at Weald & Downland Living Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for your review of our Museum Rodkoi. We were glad to read that you enjoyed your visit to the Living History Festival in June. As an independent charity we are not for profit, and we receive no government funding. As such, we are...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

An excellent outdoor attraction but weather dependent well worth a visit if the sun is shining spent four hours wandering the grounds.

Thank Robet Y
WealdDownlandMuseum, Public Relations Manager at Weald & Downland Living Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for your review Robet Y - we are happy to read that you spent many hours exploring our 40-acre site and 50+ buildings.

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Deaquon
4 July 2017|
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Response from WealdDownlandMuseum | Property representative |
Hi, our Museum appeals to visitors of all ages. We have over 50 exhibits to explore on our 40-acre site and there is a programme of free 10-minute talks each day, covering elements of our collection of rescued rural... More
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Pepster56
27 April 2017|
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Response from WealdDownlandMuseum | Property representative |
Hi, yes we are a dog-friendly site. There are only two buildings (out of over 50) that dogs cannot enter, where we prepare food: the watermill and the Tudor kitchen. All other areas and buildings are free to explore. Please... More
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cans4
18 October 2016|
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Response from suzannemiss | Reviewed this property |
No tours from London. Your only option would be to take the train from London Victoria to Chichester and then a bus or taxi from there. You can of course catch a coach from London to Chichester bus station and then there are... More
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