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01 July

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Exhibition: ‘Accents On The Landscape’

Weald and Downland Open Air Museum

A chance to see a new series of watercolours by artist, Gordon Rushmer. In this travelling exhibition, Accents on the Landscape – Ancient Churches of West Sussex, there is a chance to enjoy the detailed work of this well-known artist, created for the Horsham Year of Culture. Short drop-in talks...

20 July

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Historic Life Weekend: Saxon Archaeology

Weald and Downland Open Air Museum

To coincide with the nationwide Festival of Archaeology, the Weald & Downland Living Museum will have a weekend of demonstrations and displays relating to the finds that have been left from the fascinating Saxon era. Alongside displays of pottery, textiles and other elements of everyday life, listen to readings in...

20 July

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Opera: The Barber of Seville

Weald and Downland Open Air Museum

A one time only opportunity to watch Opera Brava’s ‘The Barber of Seville’ in the stunning setting of the Weald & Downland Living Museum in Singleton, Chichester, West Sussex. This fantastic production by Bronek Pomorski brings out the Champagne Fizz of the music and will capture your heart as Count...

21 July

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Opera: The Marriage of Figaro

Weald and Downland Open Air Museum

A wonderful opportunity to watch Opera Brava’s ‘The Marriage of Figaro’ by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart in the stunning setting of the Weald & Downland Living Museum in Singleton, Chichester, West Sussex. One wedding and a whole lot of great singing. It has all the ingredients of a classic piece of...

25 July

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Outdoor theatre: The Wind in the Willows

Weald and Downland Open Air Museum

A family friendly production of ‘The Wind in the Willows’ set amongst the beautiful surrounds of the Weald & Downland Living Museum in Singleton near Chichester, West Sussex. Spring is in the air and Mole has found a wonderful new world. There’s boating with Ratty, a feast with Badger and...

28 July

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Summer Sunday featuring Vikki Stone

Weald and Downland Open Air Museum

The first ‘Summer Sunday’ of the Weald & Downland Living Museum’s Summer Season, proudly introducing multi award-winning comedian and musician Vikki Stone (“Musical genuis" Absolute Radio) returns with an all new show of her trademark comedy songs and stand up. As seen and heard on BBC Radio 4’s The Now...

30 July

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Relaxed Morning Opening at Weald & Downland

Weald and Downland Open Air Museum

Join Weald & Downland Living Museum in Singleton for a relaxed opening this summer. On two mornings (Tuesday, 30 July and Thursday, 22 August) they will be opening their doors from 9am. This is designed for visitors who prefer a quieter visit, and a time when there are no dogs...

03 August

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Historic Life Weekend: Harvest

Weald and Downland Open Air Museum

Join Weald & Downland Living Museum on this special weekend to enjoy seasonal demonstrations focusing on the harvest. Over the course of this weekend you can find out about the harvesting season, starting from June until the Autumn. Find out more about the time of the year that different produce...

04 August

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Summer Sunday featuring The Nevada Street Six

Weald and Downland Open Air Museum

The second Summer Sunday at the Weald & Downland Living Museum features The Nevada Street Six. The Nevada Street Six is a specially expanded version of The Nevada Street Four, a quartet of musical friends whose initial public performances were in a bar in Nevada Street, Greenwich. Members of the...

06 August

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Outdoor theatre: A Midsummer Nights Dream

Weald and Downland Open Air Museum

Returning to the Weald & Downland Living Museum, Quantum Theatre will be showcasing their family favourite and exuberant production of Shakespeare’s classic ‘A Midsummer Nights Dream’. A Midsummer Nights Dream is Shakespeare’s most enduringly popular comedy of love and intrigue, magic and mayhem, which is brought to life by Quantum...

07 August

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WONDERFUL WEDNESDAYS

Weald and Downland Open Air Museum

Wonderful Wednesdays are fun-packed activity days for families, which take place at the Museum every Wednesday in August!. A list of activities will be uploaded to this page in advance of each Wonderful Wednesday and a flyer and map will be available on arrival. Please note that some activities have...

08 August

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Outdoor theatre: Gangsta Granny

Weald and Downland Open Air Museum

Set in the stunning surrounds of the Weald & Downland Living Museum enjoy open air, family fun theatre. Introducing for 2019 the David Walliam’s family hit ‘Gangsta Granny’ for 2-nights only on 8 & 11 August, be quick and book – don’t miss out!. Meet Ben, an 11-year-old want-to-be plumber...

11 August

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Outdoor theatre: Gangsta Granny

Weald and Downland Open Air Museum

Set in the stunning surrounds of the Weald & Downland Living Museum enjoy open air, family fun theatre. Introducing for 2019 the David Walliam’s family hit ‘Gangsta Granny’ for 2-nights only on 8 & 11 August, be quick and book – don’t miss out!. Meet Ben, an 11-year-old want-to-be plumber...

14 August

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WONDERFUL WEDNESDAYS

Weald and Downland Open Air Museum

Wonderful Wednesdays are fun-packed activity days for families, which take place at the Museum every Wednesday in August!. A list of activities will be uploaded to this page in advance of each Wonderful Wednesday and a flyer and map will be available on arrival. Please note that some activities have...

17 August

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Saddles & Steam: Horse Power to Horse Power

Weald and Downland Open Air Museum

Celebrating every mode of transport from our four legged friends to the invention of the combustion engine, this two day Summer event will be packed with horse displays, an army of steam engines, World War vehicles and classic cars to name just a few; not to mention lots of family...

20 August

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Open Air Cinema: Mamma Mia 2

Weald and Downland Open Air Museum

For 2019 the Weald & Downland Living Museum have introduced open-air cinema to their Summer Season of cultural evenings. Come along and watch the critically-acclaimed, feel-good movie of the year ‘Mamma Mia 2’. In 1979 young Donna, Tanya and Rosie graduate from Oxford University — leaving Donna free to embark...

21 August

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WONDERFUL WEDNESDAYS

Weald and Downland Open Air Museum

Wonderful Wednesdays are fun-packed activity days for families, which take place at the Museum every Wednesday in August!. A list of activities will be uploaded to this page in advance of each Wonderful Wednesday and a flyer and map will be available on arrival. Please note that some activities have...

21 August

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Open Air Cinema: Mary Poppins Returns

Weald and Downland Open Air Museum

For 2019 the Weald & Downland Living Museum have introduced open-air cinema to their Summer Season of cultural evenings. Come a long and watch the critically-acclaimed, feel-good movie of the year ‘Mary Poppins Returns’. In Depression-era London, a now-grown Jane and Michael Banks, along with Michael’s three children, are visited...

22 August

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Open Air Cinema: Bohemian Rhapsody

Weald and Downland Open Air Museum

For 2019 the Weald & Downland Living Museum have introduced open-air cinema to their Summer Season of cultural evenings. Come-along and watch the critically-acclaimed film of 2019 ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’. Bohemian Rhapsody is a foot-stomping celebration of Queen, their music and their extraordinary lead singer Freddie Mercury. Freddie defied stereotypes and...

24 August

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Outdoor theatre: Old Herbaceous

Weald and Downland Open Air Museum

Come and enjoy ‘Old Herbaceous’ in outdoor threate at the Weald & Downland Living Museum. Described as “Downton Abbey with gardening tips", Old Herbaceous is the humorous love story of a single-minded yet gentle man with a passion for plants and is a charming one man play which has entranced...

25 August

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Summer Sunday featuring The Nova Foresta Classical Players

Weald and Downland Open Air Museum

Introducing ‘The Nova Foresta Classical Players’ to the Weald & Downland Living Museum for a relaxed evening under the stars with music by the Museum’s millpond. The Nova Foresta Classical Players was founded in 2017 by Cellist/Conductor Philip Daish-Handy and Pianist Martin Penrose. The Orchestra specialise in music from the...

27 August

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Outdoor theatre: Romeo & Juliet

Weald and Downland Open Air Museum

Come and watch one of Shakespeare’s classics at the Weald & Downland Living Museum’s outdoor theatre ‘Romeo & Juliet’ – a show not to be missed, book online to save disappointment!. You are invited to an exclusive, glittering red-carpet event attended by notorious celebrity families, The Montagues and the Capulets....

28 August

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WONDERFUL WEDNESDAYS

Weald and Downland Open Air Museum

Wonderful Wednesdays are fun-packed activity days for families, which take place at the Museum every Wednesday in August!. A list of activities will be uploaded to this page in advance of each Wonderful Wednesday and a flyer and map will be available on arrival. Please note that some activities have...

28 August

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Outdoor theatre: Romeo & Juliet

Weald and Downland Open Air Museum

Come and watch one of Shakespeare’s classics at the Weald & Downland Living Museum’s outdoor theatre ‘Romeo & Juliet’ – a show not to be missed, book online to save disappointment!. You are invited to an exclusive, glittering red-carpet event attended by notorious celebrity families, The Montagues and the Capulets....

30 August

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Music at the Museum

Weald and Downland Open Air Museum

. The Mantic Muddlers, Silver Threads & Fate The Juggler. Across 2-nights, 6 bands will delight guests at the Weald & Downland Living Museum starting with Friday night’s ‘Music at the Museum’ featuring:. The Mantic Muddlers who have a soundscape that pays tribute to the rich history of Roots music,...

31 August

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Music At The Museum

Weald and Downland Open Air Museum

Brogue, Southerlies & The Ed Goodale Band. The second in a 2-night musical weekend at the Weald & Downland Living Museum, these three well-known local bands will be performing:. Brogue – A Sussex-based Irish Folk trio who are very popular on the local music scene. Their lively mixture of jigs,...

31 August

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Historic Life Weekend: Textiles

Weald and Downland Open Air Museum

Find out about the production of textiles, with a focus on wool and flax, as well as the later stages of spinning, weaving, braiding and natural dyeing. There is much to inspire modern makers from the skills of the past. There will also be a display of some of the...

01 September

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Outdoor theatre: Three Men in a Boat

Weald and Downland Open Air Museum

Don’t miss this wonderful outdoor theatre production by Kick In The Head, written by Jerome K. Jerome ‘Three Men in a Boat’, as part of the Weald & Downland Living Museum’s Summer Season. After the huge success of Old Herbaceous, Kick In The Head productions are back with a rip...

05 October

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Autumn & Countryside Show: Farming, Food, Horticulture

Weald and Downland Open Air Museum

Experience the sights and sounds of the countryside, and celebrate the end of the harvest at this wonderful seasonal show at Weald & Downland Living Museum!. This popular seasonal show features traditional working demonstrations – including heavy horses and vintage tractors ploughing – steam-powered threshing, plus a woodland and rural...