The Weald and Downland Open Air Museum (Sussex) Reviews
Description:Address: Singleton / Sussex / England / The open air museum covers over 50 acres of land in the Sussex countryside. The ... more
The Weald and Downland Open Air Museum (Sussex) ... buildings have been carefully dismantled, conserved and rebuilt to their original form to reflect the farmsteads and rural industries of the last 500 years.
Newest Review: ... also have more information inside them which is often presented in little folders placed on tables or attached to the wall. Further to this you can purchase an excellent guide book from the shop for £2.95 which goes into extensive detail about each building, often accompanied by photos of the buildings before they were moved to the site. Some buildings of note are: - Walderton house which ... more
Customer The Weald and Downland Open Air Museum (Sussex) Reviews (3)
by - written on 30/07/10, updated on 02/08/10 (Very useful, 161 readings)
The Weald and Downland Open air museum is located down a winding road in Singleton, Sussex. It's roughly 15 minutes drive from Chichester (you will need a car to get there) and very close to Midhurst. The museum is situated on a large site and comprises of old buildings, rescued from decay and demolition, which have been reconstructed on the site in as much of their original state as possible. They come complete with furniture (reproductions) to make the buildings seem lived in, almost as if the owners have just gone out to work for the day. This means that when you walk into the museum it almost feels like you're stepping back into the past with beautiful ... Read the complete review
by - written on 17/09/09 (Very useful, 119 readings)
The Weald and Downland Museum is a magical place. Set in the midst of the beautiful South Downs, it is a little bit of preserved history for all to enjoy. Dotted around the 50 acre site are historic buildings which have been "rescued" from demolition and painstakingly reconstructed. The buildings provide a fascinating insight into what it was like to live in a rural community in the past - from the idyllic chocolate box cottages with beautiful gardens on the outside, to the earth floors, draughty windows and tiny rooms on the inside. As well as the traditional country cottages, there are also working buildings, such as a watermill (you ... Read the complete review
by - written on 07/04/09, updated on 14/01/14 (Very useful, 693 readings)
Just north of Chichester, in the tiny village of Singleton, you'll find the Weald and Downland Open Air Museum. The museum is almost like a small village in itself as it's made up of nearly 50 ancient buildings which have been moved from all over the south of England and rebuilt on the site of the museum. There are medieval shops, ancient cottages, a watermill, a treadmill, a toll house as well as various farm houses and barns all "collected" from Sussex, Hampshire, Kent, and Surrey. Many of these buildings are likely to have been lost forever were it not for the launch of the Weald and Downland Open Air Museum in 1967 by a group of enthusiasts. It's all set in Read the complete review
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