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Weald & Downland Living Museum

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An amazing place

The bed and breakfast place we stayed at suggested we go there. We were so glad we did. There were... read more

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zuzka48
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Brookfield, Illinois
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Very interesting

We went here about 30 years ago. I must say it has changed since then. So much more to see and do... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Beachfreaks
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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Come and discover rescued rural buildings set in a beautiful landscape, which tell the stories of the people who lived and worked in them over 1,000 years. Explore our 40-acre site and visit our collection – we have more than 50 historic buildings...more
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Town Lane, Singleton, Chichester PO18 0EU, England
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed September 27, 2004

This is a great place to visit buildings that were in the path to destruction. These buildings were moved from their original places to a lovely acreage. There are guides available in some of the buildings to tell you about the history of the house...More

7  Thank baughmanbd
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed January 19, 2017

In the good old days when Richard Harris and his contemporaries ran the show (one of the excellent former directors of the museum and authority on timber framed buildings), this was once a magical place, unspoilt and what felt like a true piece of history....More

10  Thank Struan e
WealdDownlandMuseum, Public Relations Manager at Weald & Downland Living Museum, responded to this reviewResponded January 23, 2017

Thank you for your recent review of the Museum. The new Gateway Project visitor centre is being constructed in direct response to feedback from our visitors, who increasingly expect high standards of dining and reception facilities as part of their visit. The project has been...More

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Reviewed today via mobile

The bed and breakfast place we stayed at suggested we go there. We were so glad we did. There were a good number of buildings starting from Saxon times to 19th century. We strongly recommend anyone visiting Cichester to take the time to pay this...More

Thank zuzka48
Reviewed 3 days ago

We went here about 30 years ago. I must say it has changed since then. So much more to see and do. The fully working water driven flour mill was milling during our visit with great interaction with the millers. The duck lake has the...More

Thank Beachfreaks
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had picked a fine weather day but with the new cafe, separate from the museum, every day is a good day. Lovely to walk around

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Reviewed 1 week ago

a short visit was enough to say we would go back....great onsite shop and cafe .....all in wonderful traditional buildings

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Holidaying at Sinah Warren, Hayling Island and we had visited this site many years ago. Now have a new reception area and entrance museum which is full of artefacts and information and well worth spending some time there. The site is unique with houses of...More

Thank Alan S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been to Weald and Downland twice. Once on a sunny day in August, when we simply had nothing to do and the other, on Saturday night for their night tour. Each time i have been has been such a great time. During the...More

Thank Natalie K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

really enjoyed wandering through the cottages, workshops and buildings settled in beautiful countryside. we had the added bonus of seeing some of the craftsmen from the "Repair Shop"

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place could have been so much better but, coming during the day during half term, both myself and the children found it underwhelming. Walking around the old houses, poking around upstairs etc, not really very much of a day out. The only performer we...More

1  Thank David J
WealdDownlandMuseum, Public Relations Manager at Weald & Downland Living Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for reviewing your visit during half term, where our focus is on children's crafts and activities. In addition to pumpkin carving (at £2), we have 12 family-friendly activities running each day, which are all included in the standard Museum admission price. A list...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We, a group of six (two pensioners, two parents, and two children) had a very enjoyable four hours or so exploring the various buildings. There truly was something of interest for all of us. Of particular note was the friendliness and enthusiasm of the staff...More

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WealdDownlandMuseum, Public Relations Manager at Weald & Downland Living Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for reviewing your visit to the museum. We were happy to read that you had a good time.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited Monday of Oct half term & loads of free kids activities. Very interesting place anyway and great for kids to run and explore, my iPad loving 7 year old had a great time.

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WealdDownlandMuseum, Public Relations Manager at Weald & Downland Living Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your lovely review! We are glad that you enjoyed our half term activities.

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lynrevell
August 15, 2018|
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Response from WealdDownlandMuseum | Property representative |
Yes, the Museum and our cafe are both dog friendly! Please keep your pet on a lead at all times, as we have livestock and wildfowl.
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March 16, 2018|
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Hi, although we do not have our own scooters for hire you are welcome to arrange for your own hired scooter to be delivered to the Museum for your visit (and collected again the same day). We advise booking a scooter with... More
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hawker033
October 7, 2017|
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Response from j0hnc0x1 | Reviewed this property |
I am sure that proof will not be needed but you always have the blue badge - your mother will need a wheel chair or similar to get round the largish site - a few houses are not so easy to get into as their is no wheel chair... More
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