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Mothers & Grandmothers Free on Mother's Day - The Weald & Downland Living Museum

Posted: 15th March 2019


Mothering Sunday is a wonderful time to visit the Weald & Downland Living Museum, at Singleton near Chichester. All mothers and grandmothers enter for free on this special day (31 March), where visitors can enjoy an activity-packed day in the great outdoors.

Visitors to the Museum can enjoy a fascinating range of demonstrations and activities as part of the first Historic Life Weekend for 2019 ‘Museum Makers’, as well as, family-friendly craft activities and meet the new spring lambs.  Mothers and grandmothers will also receive a free daffodil posy during their visit. It’s also an exciting time to visit our newly opened and operational 17th Century Bakehouse from Newdigate in Surrey, with a working oven producing traditionally made fresh bread for visitors to try.

The Museum’s waterside café (open 9.00am-4.00pm) will be serving Sunday brunch, as well as, delicious cream teas in addition to its enticing breakfast and lunch menu.

The Museum is home to a fascinating collection of more than 50 rescued rural homes & buildings set in a beautiful 40-acre site within the South Downs National Park, where visitors can discover the stories of the people who lived and worked in them from Anglo-Saxon to Edwardian times. There is a lot to see including: homes and historic gardens, working farm animals and farming heritage, crafts and trade workshops, beautiful woodland, pasture and wildflower meadows. Look out for the Shire horses, Saddleback pigs, Sussex oxen, Southdown sheep and traditional farm animals including chickens and geese.

Information for visitors

Regular admission charges apply (free for Annual Members) and the Museum will open at 10.30am and close at 6.00pm. Please note that all activities and talks are subject to change and some carry a small charge or request a donation. Dogs on leads are welcome (including in the café) and there is ample free parking. Visitors with disabilities are advised to refer to the Museum’s accessibility pages in advance of their visit: www.wealddown.co.uk/visit/accessibility/  

For further information visit www.wealddown.co.uk, email office@wealddown.co.uk or call 01243 811363.