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Outing to Weald and Downland Open Air Museum




Date:                                                Tuesday 23rd September 2014

Time of first pick-up:                    8.30am

Cost:                                                £30 per person  


The Museum was the setting for the BBC TV series of ‘The Tudor Monastery Farm’ shown in 2013. The BBC considered that here there is the greatest variety of 15th and 16th century buildings in the country, hence their choice of location.


The Museum is a collection of traditional buildings saved from destruction and set in a rural landscape, telling the story of the people who lived and worked in them over a 600 year period. It is a 50 acre site with over 50 buildings, many of which are furnished to recreate historic interiors. There are rural life collections of farm machinery, carts and wagons and a large artefact store in the Gridshell Building which has daily tours at 1.30pm.


On arrival there is tea/coffee and biscuits (included in the ticket price) in the café which also sells hot and cold food. There are also plenty of picnic sites. Then there is a Guided Tour at 11.45am, after which time is your own to have lunch or a picnic and then explore the site further.


There is much to see and do before we leave for home at approx. 4pm.


Please note: The coach for this outing will have a toilet on board in case of need!


Download the booking form from the related documents section to the right of this page. BOOKINGS MUST BE RECEIVED BY WEDS 27 AUGUST 2014


Further information is available from:

Michael & Bettina Openshaw, 16 Winston Drive, Bexhill, Sussex TN39 3RP, telephone number 01424 846369.