Weald & 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 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. 45 historic homes, farms and workplaces have been rescued from destruction and restored as far as possible to their original form. There is an operational 17th century watermill, and a working Tudor kitchen complete with costumed cook. Children can even out what life may have been like in the Victorian schoolroom! They will also love the open space, walking through the woods, meeting the traditional breed farm animals, watching the Shire horses and working cattle, and picnicking by the lake. Special events are held throughout the year. ...more...