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Weald & Downland Living Museum

Town Lane, Singleton, Chichester PO18 0EU, England
+44 1243 811363
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Couldn't see much when there's a Christmas Market

We came here on a Thanksgiving trip. We bought our tickets online for £15 per adult. We came here... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Amazing place

Amazing seeing the old buildings and discovering how us mere peasants lived and worked in days gone... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Portsmouth, 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 new waterside 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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  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
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“old buildings” (94 reviews)
“heavy horses” (19 reviews)
“special events” (26 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
Town Lane, Singleton, Chichester PO18 0EU, England
+44 1243 811363
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We came here on a Thanksgiving trip. We bought our tickets online for £15 per adult. We came here on Nov 24 to find out that there's a Christmas Market and admission to both the museum and the market was £6 per adult. So, we...More

1  Thank ChicBear
Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing seeing the old buildings and discovering how us mere peasants lived and worked in days gone by. So many attractions are based on statley homes so its refreshing to see how the majority lived. A reasonably amount of walking is required as the buildings...More

Thank stevelaming
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We all thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. A slow meander through all the buildings filled with assorted types of Christmas fayre crafts and gifts.. some buildings were warm, and some were very cold (felt very sorry for the sellers, it was very cold). I'm wheat/ gluten/dairy free,...More

Thank plumbu
WealdDownlandMuseum, Public Relations Manager at Weald & Downland Living Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for your lovely review of our Christmas Market - we are glad that you enjoyed the wide range of stalls.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A magical visit to see Green Father Christmas today with my nine year old and his grandparents. Lovely, welcoming, friendly helpers and a fabulous Father Christmas dispelled any doubts about the magic of Christmas. My son said ‘it was really great, they put a lot...More

Thank Hannah M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Spent a few hours here and lovely to walk round. But wouldn't go again. The volunteers do a good job helping with tours etc. But like all museums, the shop was overpriced.

Thank suethemoo
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an amazing place, full of a wide selection of buildings from the local area of historical interest. When I visited one or two houses were not open, or were only partly open, however there was still masses to see. This is also a...More

Thank Carolyn S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Large area to walk and see buildings of the past. Great place if you love history and arctitecture. A variety of different time oeriods melted into one open aired museum.

Thank raquelangel87
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Lantern making workshop in the Gridshell was well organised and everyone happy. I have noticed many more staff are available at these sort of events. Visitor numbers definitely going up so the extra staff are appreciated. The Lantern walk and dance around the tree...More

Thank Fred E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We've been members for a few years now and have enjoyed many visits over that time. We prefer to visit whilst there are special shows on. We meet our daughter's family there and it's great to see the grandchildren able to play in a safe...More

Thank DavieD46
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went on the day they had a xmas market so lots of people crowding the exhibits. Still really interesting with lots of old buildings and farm exhibits. Animals to see and a great place for kids (no pun intended). Free entry for disabled and caeers.

Thank Geff R
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8 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
23 August 2017|
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Response from JamesKent | Reviewed this property |
Yes its on a slight incline, and there is also the gravel itself. There is also a cobbled area near the shops