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“Splendid day out”

Weald & Downland Living Museum
Ranked #1 of 1 things to do in Singleton
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Discover the lives of our ancestors - ordinary working people. Discover their homes and the way they built them; their crops, flowers and the way they grew them; their animals and the way they raised them. Explore the Museum's farmsteads, village, Tudor kitchen, working watermill and superb collection of rescued buildings set in the glorious Sussex Downland landscape. Walk in the woods, bring the dog, visit the new waterside cafe, or bring a picnic and choose your perfect spot by the mill pond. Children are free to run, play and learn. You'll experience 950 years of England's rural heritage during a great day out. Why not try a special event day? These are packed with entertainment for all of the family and inspired by the life and times reflected at the Museum. Need a new hobby or a new skill which might change your career? Then we have a course for you!
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Food available for purchase, Wheelchair access
Reading, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Splendid day out”
Reviewed October 2, 2012

Thoroughly enjoyed our visit. Nice sunny day, which helped, as this is a large site. To take full advantage and enjoy everything you do need to walk about out doors. An interest in old buildings is necessary... this is not a 'theme park' and might be a bit educational for some tastes. Child and dog friendly, not that we have to bother about that these days. Food available, but nothing to write home about. You might like to take your own. Excellent shop - I bought two hats! Highly recommended.

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Uckfield, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
45 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“A must for historians and geographers.”
Reviewed September 24, 2012

We were blessed with sunny weather when we visited this museum. So many houses and buildings re erected from different parts of Sussex and each with their own story. There is a working mill, a lake, places to have a picnic and a wonderful trail to follow between each building. Helpful guides are in some of the buildings, but otherwise, there is a written account on each one as to its history. Games to play for children such as stilts, and a lovely way to spend an afternoon.

Visited September 2012
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East Dean,Chichester United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
52 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Unique day out for the young and old and in-between!”
Reviewed September 18, 2012

The Weald and Downland Open Air Museum just gets better and better! I have been going since I was at school and could never get tired of this wonderful place! Always something new to see and the special weekends of steam engines, rare breeds,tree dressing etc are well worth planning into your diary. Buy a season ticket and become a regular visitor! And don't forget to take some bread to feed the ducks!

Visited September 2012
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wiltshire
Level 5 Contributor
73 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“Great”
Reviewed September 11, 2012

I loved all the buildings. The great shop in which I was able to buy wonderful wholemeal flour. The staff very knowledgable the care and attention given to all the buildings was fantastic.

Visited September 2012
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Hampshire, England
Level 6 Contributor
130 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“Excellent value for money and a great day out”
Reviewed September 9, 2012

What an interesting place! The buildings are authentic and full of charm and the path leads you easily through the wonderful landscape.
A £10 admission fee seemed a small price to pay for such a glimpse into the past.
The ploughman's lunch at £6.75 was one of the best we have ever had - cheese, bread, salad, pickles, apples..in fact, the works!
There are a variety of hands on courses you can attend: archery, lime plastering, thatching to name just a few.
Certainly well worth a visit!

Visited September 2012
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