Weald and Downland Open Air Museum


Our ancestors' homes and the way they built them, their animals and the way they raised them, their crops and flowers and the way they grew the Weald and Downland Open Air Museum you'll discover how the people of south east England lived and worked over the past 500 years. And it's all set in 50 glorious acres of the South Downs. At the heart of the Museum's collection are over 45 historic homes, farms and workplaces that have been rescued from destruction and restored as far as possible to their original form. The houses range from a tiny 13 th century flint cottage to a pair of timber-framed Victorian agricultural labourers' cottages from the 1860s. Other houses include Bayleaf medieval farmstead, a wonderful example of a timber-framed hall-house from the early 15 th century; a toll cottage built for a new turnpike road in 1807 at Beeding, Sussex; and Walderton cottage, dating originally from medieval times but demonstrating 'modernisation' to a 17 th century building.

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Location : Midway between Chichester and Midhurst on A286 at Singleton. Free parking. Combined travel and entry ticket from Stagecoach, bus no 60.

Opening Times : Open throughout the year. April - October daily 10.30am -
6pm. For winter opening hours please consult their website (above) or call
(01243) 811 348. Admission : Adults £7.95; over 60s £6.95; children £4.25;
family (2+3) £21.95; under 5s free. Please phone for details of access for
disabled visitors.

Weald and Downland's website.