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“Always worth visiting”

Weald & Downland Living Museum
Ranked #1 of 1 things to do in Singleton
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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, from a replica Anglo-Saxon hall house to an Edwardian tin church. Enjoy a regular programme of demonstrations, including milling in our 17th century watermill; cooking in our Tudor kitchen; blacksmithing in our Victorian smithy; plus seasonal demonstrations. Take a walk in the woods, bring the dog (we are dog friendly), visit our waterside cafe or enjoy your own picnic. We currently have three new exhibit buildings under construction: a dairy and bakehouse, near the watermill, plus a late 18th century barn and early 19th century stable known as May Day Farm. Need a new hobby or a new skill? Try our day courses in traditional rural trades and crafts or historic building conservation.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities, Food available for purchase
Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

Been visiting here since I was a child, my children also. Just gets better all the time, looking forward to the dairy and bakery being finished!

Thank Cathy A
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"special events"
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"farm animals"
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"great family day"
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"step back in time"
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"large site"
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"on site"
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"all ages"
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"run around"
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"gift aid"
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"school holidays"
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"south downs"
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"well worth a visit"
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"lovely setting"
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"sunny day"
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"water mill"
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"great place to visit"
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Reviewed 30 March 2018 via mobile

Adore this place but was annoyed to be charged the gift aid price without being asked if I wanted to !!

5  Thank portiawortia
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WealdDownlandMuseum, Guest Relations Manager at Weald & Downland Living Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 April 2018

Thank you for reviewing your recent visit to the Museum. We were sorry to read that you were not offered the standard admission price and have brought this to the attention of our Retail Manager.

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Reviewed 25 March 2018

Staff were amazing couldn't have been more helpful . Assessing museum for special needs children stAff went out of there way to point out all buildings that would be suitable for children to visit and be able to go inside in chairs. After walking around visited cafe and had a sandwich made from there own flour. What a great place to visit we are taking children on next visit thank you to all the staff.

Thank terry t
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Reviewed 18 March 2018

A lovely day out. Interesting buildings and very knowledgeable and friendly volunteers and staff. Always something going on. I can highly recommend the cafe - one of the best cups of tea around and the food is fresh and delicious (well priced too). The fact that dogs are permitted is wonderful, it means we can spend longer enjoying the museum!

Thank FranP676
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Reviewed 12 March 2018

It was interesting but you need to be into this type of thing, a lot of walking and yes nice scenery and there is a lot of history to know,

1  Thank Lillian L
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