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Weald & Downland Living Museum, Singleton

(4.5/5 based on 700+ reviews on the web)
Weald & Downland Living Museum recreates over 500 years of rural English life by providing real examples of buildings, tools, food, and crafts from the homesteads of the countryside. You’ll find a farmhouse, cattle sheds, a granary, a windmill, several types of barns, and 50 other buildings, all carefully dismantled and rebuilt on the site. Look at traditional tools and watch demonstrations about life in a by-gone era. Try the cooking made in the traditional Tudor kitchen and buy crafts--all made the old fashioned way--from the artisans working on site. Take the dog for a walk around the grounds to get a look at the farm animals. To visit Weald & Downland Living Museum and get the most from your holiday in Chichester, create itinerary details personal to you using our Chichester holiday planner.
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  • We went for a family visit having not been for a while and were amazed at the changes since we were last here. Im looking forward to coming back when the new cafe is finished and probably on a warmer ...  more »
  • We went in the rain but that didn't stop our enjoyment of the place as it is big there plenty of space to do what you like There is a lot of building work going on but don't be put off of that Yes it ...  more »
  • What a fantastic museum, it really brings the past to life. Looking at pictures in books is one thing but to be able to walk around and experience the sights and smells of these wonderful old building...  more »
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  • Fantastic Museum that can't be recommended highly enough. A wide variety of historical buildings rescued from destruction and rebuilt within the beautiful location of the museum. Lots to see and loads to learn from and about. Beautiful setting with extensive walks round the site, though the buildings are arranged so that there are short walks as well as long. Several experimental reconstructions of buildings to test theories about their constructing and a wide variety of reconstructed interiors to add to the ambience and learning potential. The museum also runs a wide range of adult education courses on a number of rural subjects as well as traditional crafts and hosts a comprehensive selection of evening talks on an array of topics throughout the year.
  • Most beautiful and educational place ever....... Love it. The history the views lovely walk AMAZING Christmas market and events so worth the annual membership price.
  • An absolute treasure. Every Englishperson should make it their some time in their life. Filled with relocated but lived in examples of everyday English architecture over the centuries. Extremely knowledgeable volunteers, employees and wardens.
  • Lots of old buildings to look at. On special days there are lots of things for kids to do and old crafts to look at. There are some nice walks around the museum. Check the website to see what's on.
  • As annual members we visit regularly. Our 2 Cairn terriers love it, Soks especially loves the geese. Can't wait to see the improvements :)