Visit to The Weald & Downland Living Museum

Visit to The Weald & Downland Living Museum

Wednesday 19 June 2019

Sorry, this particular trip has been cancelled due to lack of interest

The Weald & Downland Living Museum is an open-air museum where rural houses and buildings have been rescued and reconstructed in the magnificent landscape of the South Down’s National Park. However it is more than that – it tells the story of English rural life and how people lived, worked and dressed.

As part of the interpretation of the historic buildings a project on historical clothing was started in 2007 to which the historical costumier Barbara Painter contributed. Academic research also contributed to the production of replica clothing which is worn by the interpreters not just for dressing up but for working in - the blacksmith, the miller, the cook in the Tudor kitchen, the women spinning flax on their doorsteps, the Victorian schoolteacher and many more.

By car: the Museum can be reached via the A286 Chichester to Midhurst Road. Follow the brown tourist attraction signs marked ‘Open Air Museum’. There is a free car park and disabled parking spaces are available opposite the Museum shop.

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