Be part of something historic and discover Sussex rural history through the seasons, in the heart of the picturesque South Downs. See what rural living was like with over a 1,000 years of history to explore, and over 50 relocated historic houses covering the 40 acre site.

There are six delightful period gardens that have been recreated to show the transition of gardens from the early 16th century through to the late 19th century. They show the herbs, vegetables and plants that would have met the needs of rural households. Each garden represents the period of the house and the social status of the householder.

Visitors can enjoy a changing programme of domestic and craft demonstrations, including cooking in our Tudor kitchen, milling in our working watermill, blacksmithing in our Victorian smithy, plus seasonal demonstrations.

Whether you are 5 or 95, there is something for everyone at our award winning, Dog Friendly Museum. Open 2 January to 23 December, 10am to 5pm from 1 March to 31 October and 10am to 4pm all other times. Our onsite café is open daily from 10am.

Attraction Facilities

  • Coach Parking
  • Disabled Access
  • Disabled Parking
  • Disabled Toilets
  • Dogs Allowed
  • Gift Shop
  • Groups
  • In South Downs National Park
  • Parking
  • Picnics
  • Public Transport Nearby
  • Restaurant/Café
  • School Trips

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