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Weald and Downland Living Museum Events

Chichester, West Sussex
07 January 19

SEASONAL EVENTS FOR ALL THE FAMILY

Date: 07 January 19 — 21 December 19 | Report this event.

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Autumn Countryside show -Experience the sights and sounds of the countryside, and celebrate the end of the harvest at this wonderful seasonal show!

Our popular seasonal show features traditional working demonstrations – including heavy horses and vintage tractors ploughing – steam-powered threshing, plus a woodland and rural craft demonstrations, displays and competitions.

Museum information

Come and discover rescued rural homes and buildings set in a beautiful landscape, which tell the stories of the people who lived and worked in them over 1,000 years.

Enjoy our family-friendly 40-acre site and visit our collection of historic buildings – we have more than 50 to explore from a replica Anglo-Saxon hall house to an Edwardian tin tabernacle church. There is a regular programme of demonstrations, including milling in our 17th century watermill; cooking in our Tudor kitchen; blacksmithing in our Victorian smithy; plus seasonal demonstrations. Take a walk in the woods, bring the dog (we are dog-friendly), visit our waterside café (also dog-friendly) or enjoy your own picnic.

 

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Additional Information

Event Location: Weald & Downland Living Museum, Town Lane, Chichester PO18 0EU, UK

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