The Weald and Downland Open Air Museum (Sussex) Reviews
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 has been reconstructed to show two phases of it's life - how it would have appeared when first built and after remodelling in the 17th century (this has been done by splitting one half of the house in two with the front being showing one age and the back ... more
Customer The Weald and Downland Open Air Museum (Sussex) Reviews (2)
by - written on 30/07/10, updated on 02/08/10 (Very useful, 142 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, 112 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
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