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“forest of surprises”

Cass Sculpture Foundation
Ranked #5 of 66 things to do in Chichester
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Where else in the world can you see over 70 specially commissioned monumental sculptures in an idyllic landscape, and all for sale?
Reviewed October 10, 2013

We heard about a sculpture park at Goodwood a while ago, and have visited at last, and will definitely re-visit whenever possible now that we know where it is, and that the exhibits change or move location when necessary .. especially when they get sold, as this is effectively an unusual shop-window! We thought there would be road signs to the park once we reached the Goodwood area, but that is not the case yet, so a good sat-nav plus a large scale map is helpful. Our route seemed to be taking us in to the Racecourse, but the road continued past the entrances and stands to eventually reach the lane down to the sculpture park. Well worth the effort to find though .... amazing creations round every corner in a beautiful (but hidden!) location.
There is no cafe, but there is a picnic area (that is also an unusual art work).
The park is open every day in the summer, but closed in the winter months.

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Reviewed September 26, 2013 via mobile

I love visiting the Cass Foundation - every trip feels like an adventure. The sheer scale of the work on display is magnificent, teamed with the stunning views over the downs. The visitor centre is great - lots of books etc. Definitely worth a visit in any season.

Thank LLouiseAnthony
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Reviewed September 8, 2013

We went on a super sunny day. Our planned 2 hour visit stretched to 4: it is big uncrowded forested site not wholly wheelchair accessible. It is hard to find! Not too expensive with the Art Fund discount. Unusually no on-site cafe, probably too few visitors to support one: there is instant coffee, very low price, very poor value.
The scores of artworks vary in size from big to enormous and in style from shiny to creepy (the crowd of life size figures massed amongst the trees, a decaying army with neither arms nor armaments). The exhibits supposedly change as they are sold though I don't know who could find a home for "alpha" a simple tubular steel structure some tens of metres high.

Thank Oncewasgrumpy
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Reviewed September 4, 2013

This is a 26 acre wooded site that contains over 80 sculptures by emerging and established artists. The Cass Sculpture Foundation is a not for profit organisation and can be found, with difficulty, near Goodwood House. There are few signs to guide you and even their web site says the given post code will send your sat nav to their back door. I understand this is not through lack of trying on the foundation's part but more the local councils reluctance to erect more signs !!!!
We took over two hours to stroll through the woods to view the sculptures. There was a picnic area half way round, lots of tables, many with trees growing through them as they were also an exhibit! There were toilets here too.
The paths were well signposted through the woods and were made of wood chips, not so easy for buggies or wheelchairs in my opinion
There is no cafe or tea room here although you can buy a packet of biscuits , soft drink or coffee, so best to bring your own food and sit amongst the trees . Bliss
There were even soap sculptures in the toilets, there to be used and worn away by massaging hands.

1  Thank 49sunshine
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Reviewed August 27, 2013

This is my second visit - the sense of peace and tranquillity is ust wonderful and the art works, set against the backdrop of a forest and the ever changing sky is just magnificent.

Thank Simon H
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