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 them.at
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
Weald and Downland's website.