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Working with wood

Working with wood

Traditional English longbow   £275.00
Introduction to pole lathe turning   £70.00
Sussex trug making workshop   £160.00
Make a shave horse   £85.00
Bark basketry   £70.00
Carve a wooden bowl   £70.00
Coracle making weekend   £260.00
An introduction to chair making   £75.00
Wood Carving Weekend   £140.00
Wood Finishes   £220.00
Traditional wooden rake making   £85.00
An introduction to green wood working   £70.00
Make a Traditional sea grass stool   £150.00
Woven hurdle making   £190.00
Make a shaker box   £75.00
Tool sharpening   £220.00
spoon carving   £75.00
Archaeological evidence for woodmanship practices and the wildwood in southern England; Stone age to c.1800   £65.00
Gate hurdle making day   £65.00
Ancient and recent river and sea boats of Sussex, Kent and SE England   £65.00
Dough troughs, carved bowls and other larger domestic woodware throughout the ages   £140.00
Make a psaltery   £180.00
Introduction to wood working   £80.00

Countryside crafts

Countryside crafts

Living willow chair workshop   £115.00
Willow garden supports   £115.00
Weave a rush bag   £65.00
Weave a rush hat   £65.00
Weave a rush mat   £65.00
Corn dolly workshop   £55.00
Weave a rush basket   £65.00
Willow platters   £25.00
Frame baskets   £65.00
Grass baskets   £80.00
Reed mace baskets   £80.00

Historic trades and crafts

Historic trades and crafts

Leaded-light stained glass   £120.00
Irons in the fire   £95.00
Stone carving: ammonite   £90.00
Medieval tile making   £130.00
Make a hand-sewn book   £65.00
Bronze age metalwork   £250.00
Prehistoric flint tool making   £160.00
Leather belt pouch   £70.00
Stone carving: green man   £160.00
Make a pyecombe style crook   £90.00
Leather belt   £70.00
Mill experience   £45.00
pit-fired pottery   £120.00
Flint knapping   £60.00
Traditional manuscript book skills   £85.00
Make a pycombe-style crook   £95.00

Historic life

Historic life

Bone needles   £80.00
Nettles - from sting to string   £60.00
Medieval medicine chest   £60.00
coifs, caps, hats and hair   £60.00
Servants and Service   £75.00
To dress a lady   £30.00

Historic food and drink

Historic food and drink

Tudor bakehouse: pies and pastries   £60.00
Magnificent herring   £60.00
Cider making day   £95.00
Food in Britain, 1750-1950   £90.00
Cooking in wartime   £75.00
Cheese making   £70.00
Medieval feast   £60.00
Old English ales   £70.00
Introduction to dairying   £60.00
Tudor Baking   £60.00

Herbal and gardens

Herbal and gardens

Woodland herbs   £60.00
Beekeeping for beginners   £50.00
Herbs for health   £60.00
Seeds of good health   £60.00
Garden History in 10 Objects   £60.00
Arabic influence herbs   £60.00
Celtic herbs   £60.00
From honey and beeswax to cosmetics and soap   £75.00
The origin of plants   £60.00
Herbal self-care: sleep, anxiety and fatigue   £85.00
Herbs for daily life   £60.00

Countryside skills

Countryside skills

Dowsing day   £65.00
Hedgelaying   £160.00
Wild food   £75.00
Scything: learn to mow   £70.00
Mowing with an English scythe   £75.00

Heavy horse courses

Heavy horse courses

Horse logging   £90.00
Care, management and harnessing of heavy horses   £90.00
Driving heavy horses   £90.00
Ploughing with heavy horses   £90.00

Research and buildings

Research and buildings

Deciphering old documents   £60.00
Introduction to dating timber-framed buildings in the South-East   £110.00
The Arts & Crafts Movement and its Influence on Design and Preservation   £75.00
The invisible chamber pot: ‘hidden’ material culture in the home 1500-1700   £75.00
'Mere village' or rural city? Medieval and Tudor Chichester   £65.00
Exploring the history a house: an introduction   £65.00

Write, draw, paint and print

Write, draw, paint and print

Woodcut printing: historic buildings   £65.00
Botanical illustration: cottage garden   £60.00
Calligraphy for beginners – uncial script   £60.00
Illuminated letter   £60.00
Inspired by the museum: Watercolour day   £65.00
Inspired by the museum: sketching day   £65.00
Inspired by the Museum: Acrylics   £60.00
Botanical illustration: Nature's harvest   £60.00
Drawing Buildings In Pen And Ink   £60.00

Textiles

Textiles

Elizabethan walnuts   £60.00
A history of knitting from the tudor period onwards   £60.00
Spinning: drop spindle and the wheel   £95.00
Introduction to crochet   £20.00
Flax to linen   £55.00
Natural dyes   £55.00
Peg loom weaving   £60.00
Tapestry weaving workshop: weave a landscape   £60.00
Felt making day   £55.00
Victorian patchwork   £60.00
Stumpwork embroidery: bugs and beetles   £60.00
Learn to braid   £25.00
Hanging pocket - English quilting   £60.00
Dorset Buttons   £55.00
Stumpwork: Butterflies   £55.00

Guided walks

Guided walks

Bat walk   £12.00
Dawn walk   £20.00
Natural navigation walk   £25.00

Christmas courses

Christmas courses

Print your own woodcut Christmas cards   £65.00
Tudor Christmas food   £60.00
Stained glass christmas decorations   £100.00
Make a patchwork star   £55.00
Weave a Christmas Tree   £60.00

Building conservation

Building conservation

Energy conservation in traditional buildings   £115.00
Damp and historic buildings   £115.00
Fire & historic buildings   £115.00
Practical thatching   £150.00
Introduction to Reflectance Transformation Imaging   £90.00
Old houses - Their fabrics, interiors and furnishings   £115.00
Introduction to Structure from Motion Photogrammetry   £90.00
Practical Thatching   £150.00
Understanding Vernacular Buildings   £90.00

Timber framed buildings: history, construction & repair

Timber framed buildings: history, construction & repair

Repair of timber framed buildings   £115.00
Introduction to dating timber-framed buildings in the South-East   £115.00
Wattle & daub   £115.00
The roofing square   £115.00
Tool sharpening: the cutting edge   £220.00
Recording vernacular buildings: Imposing a grid   £110.00

Timber framing from scratch

Timber framing from scratch

Oak timber framing: jowl posts   £550.00
Oak timber framing: wall framing   £550.00
Oak timber framing: roof framing   £550.00

Brick, flint & lime

Brick, flint & lime

English brickwork: Tudor to Edwardian   £115.00
Jointing, pointing & re-pointing historic brickwork   £230.00
Historic lime plasters & renders   £230.00
Lime mortars for traditional brickwork   £115.00
Repair of traditionally constructed brickwork   £360.00
Practical flint Walling   £235.00

Windows, finishes & paint

Windows, finishes & paint

Limewash, distemper & linseed-based paints:   £115.00
An introduction to wood finishing   £220.00
A practical introduction to signwriting   £115.00
Sash windows   £99.00

Historic buildings

Historic buildings

Symbolism and meaning in Medieval and Early Modern buildings: 1200-1450AD   £75.00
Symbolism and meaning in Medieval and Early Modern buildings: 1450-1600AD   £75.00

Walks & Talks

Walks & Talks

Enjoy the out of hours magic of the Museum at one of our inspirational walks or talks

Dark Skies of the South Downs   £10.00
A Sussex Wildlife Safari   £14.00
John Evelyn's Sylva - A Discourse on Forest Trees   £14.00
From Thrift to Thereapy - The Colourful History of Patchwork and Quilting   £14.00
Cakes and Ale: Food and Drink in Sussex Inns, Taverns and Alehouses C. 1550 - 1750   £14.00
Furniture Design and Inspiration   £14.00
Landscapes - photography, Light and Timing   £14.00
Landscapes - photography, Light and Timing   £14.00
A History of Southdown Wool told through ten objects   £14.00
Romantic, Nationalistic and Nostalgic: the art of Eric Ravilious   £14.00
Roman Sussex   £14.00
Drugs from Natural Sources   £14.00
East Dean: A Landscape History   £14.00
Members-A Sussex Wildlife Safari   £10.00
Volunteers- A Sussex Wildlife Safari   £5.00
Members- John Evelyn's Sylva A discourse on Forest Trees   £10.00
Volunteers - John Evelyn's Sylva A discourse on forest trees   £5.00
Members - From Thrift to Therapy - The colourful History of Patchwork   £10.00
Volunteers - From Thrifty to Therapy-A colourful history of patchwork   £5.00
Members - Cakes and Ale: Food and Drink in Sussex Inns, Taverns and Alehouses C. 1550 - 1750   £10.00
volunteers - Cakes and Ale: Food and Drink in Sussex Inns, Taverns and Alehouses C. 1550 - 1750   £5.00
Members - Furniture Design and Inspiration   £10.00
Volunteers - Furniture Design and Inspiration   £5.00
Members - Landscapes - photography, Light and Timing   £10.00
Volunteers - Landscapes - photography, Light and Timing   £5.00
Members - A History of Southdown Wool told through ten objects   £10.00
Volunteers - A History of Southdown Wool told through ten objects   £5.00
Members - Romantic, Nationalistic and Nostalgic: the art of Eric Ravilious   £10.00
Volunteers - Romantic, Nationalistic and Nostalgic: the art of Eric Ravilious   £5.00
Members - Roman Sussex   £10.00
Volunteers - Roman Sussex   £5.00
Members - Drugs from Natural Sources   £10.00
Volunteers - Drugs from Natural Sources   £5.00
Members - East Dean: A Landscape History   £10.00
Volunteers - East Dean: A Landscape History   £5.00
Poetry and Music, South Downs Poetry Festival   £11.00
Members - Poetry and Music, South Downs Poetry Festival   £10.00
Volunteers - Poetry and Music, South Downs Poetry Festival   £5.00

Admission

Admission

Child (5-17 years)   £6.50
Adult   £14.00
Disabled & Carer   £4.50
Over 65   £12.00
Family (2 Adults, 3 Children)   £38.00
Family (1 Adult, 3 Children)   £25.00
Mothering Sunday - Free mum ticket   Free
Mothering Sunday - Afternoon Tea for Two   £30.00

Major Events

Major Events

There are six annual shows to enjoy - from Living History to Food, Autumn Show to our Christmas Market

Vintage & Steam - Adult   £14.00
Vintage & Steam Show - Adult 65+   £12.00
Vintage & Steam Show - Child (5-17 years)   £6.50
Vintage & Steam Show - Family (1 Adult + 3 Children)   £25.00
Vintage & Steam Show - Family (2 Adults + 3 Children)   £38.00
Food & Folk Festival - Adult   £13.50
Food & Folk Festival - Adult 65+   £11.50
Food & Folk Festival - Child (5-17 years)   £6.00
Food & Folk Festival - Family (1 Adult + 3 Children)   £23.00
Food & Folk Festival - Family (2 Adults + 3 Children)   £36.00
Food & Folk Festival - Disabled (inc. single helper)   £4.50
Adult   £6.00
Registered disabled (includes single helper)   Free
Vintage & Steam Show - Disabled (inc. single helper)   £4.50
Child (5-17 years)   £4.00
Living History Festival - Adult   £14.00
Living History Festival - Adult 65+   £12.00
Living History Festival - Child (5-17 years)   £6.50
Living History Festival - Family (1 Adult + 3 Children)   £25.00
Living History Festival - Family (2 Adults + 3 Children)   £38.00
Living History Festival - Registered disabled (inc. single helper)   £4.50
Rare Breeds Show - Adult   £13.50
Rare Breeds Show - Adult 65+   £11.50
Rare Breeds Show - Child (5-17 years)   £6.00
Rare Breeds Show - Family (1 Adult + 3 Children)   £23.00
Rare Breeds Show - Family (2 Adults + 3 Children)   £36.00
Rare Breeds Show - Registered disabled (inc. single helper)   £4.50
Wood Show - Adult   £13.50
Wood Show - Free dad ticket   Free
Wood Show - Adult 65+   £11.50
Wood Show - Child (5-17 years)   £6.00
Wood Show - Family (1 Adult + 3 Children)   £23.00
Wood Show - Family (2 Adults + 3 Children)   £36.00
Wood Show - Registered disabled (inc. single helper)   £4.50
Autumn Countryside Show - Adult   £14.00
Autumn Countryside Show - Adult 65+   £12.00
Autumn Countryside Show - Child (5-17 years)   £6.50
Autumn Countryside Show - Family (1 Adult + 3 Children)   £25.00
Autumn Countryside Show - Family (2 Adults + 3 Children)   £38.00
Autumn Countryside - Registered disabled (inc. single helper)   £4.50
Through the Door - Adult   £13.50
Through the Door - Adult 65+   £11.50
Through the Door - Child (5-17 years)   £6.00
Through the Door - Family (1 Adult + 3 Children)   £23.00
Through the Door - Family (2 Adults + 3 Children)   £36.00
Through the Door - Registered disabled (inc. single helper)   £4.50
Food Festival - Adult   £14.00
Food Festival - Adult 65+   £12.00
Food Festival - Adult 65+   £12.00
Food Festival - Child (5-17 years)   £6.50
Food Festival - Disabled + single helper   £4.50
Food Festival - Family (1 adult + 3 children)   £25.00
Food Festival - Family (2 adults + 3 children)   £38.00
Working Animals Show - Adult   £14.00
Working Animals Show - Adult 65+   £12.00
Working Animals Show - Child (5-17 years)   £6.50
Working Animals Show - Family (1 Adult + 3 Children)   £25.00
Working Animals Show - Family (2 Adults + 3 Children)   £38.00
Working Animals Show - Disabled (inc. single helper)   £4.50

Theatre

Theatre

The Taming of the Shrew (adult)   £12.00
The Taming of the Shrew (child)   £8.00
The Taming of the Shrew (family: 2 adults + 2 children)   £35.00
The Secret Garden (child)   £8.00
The Secret Garden (adult)   £12.00
The Secret Garden (Family: 2 adults + 2 children)   £35.00
The Hawkhurst Gang   £12.00
The Hawkhurst Gang - Annual Member discount   £10.00
The Midnight Gang - Adult   £14.00
The Midnight Gang - Child (5-15 years)   £10.00
The Midnight Gang - Family (2 adults + 2 children)   £39.00
The Railway Children - Adult   £14.00
The Railway Children - Child   £10.00
The Railway Children - Family (2 adults + 2 children)   £39.00

Words and Music

Words and Music

Introduction to Old English language   £85.00
Tudor songs   £60.00
Bonfires to Barleycorn: songs and customs of the farming year   £80.00
Writing poetry workshop   £48.00

Intergenerational workshops

Intergenerational workshops

Dance through the ages, ticket for 2 people   £60.00
Singing historical everyday songs, ticket for two people   £50.00
Flint knapping, ticket for two people   £60.00
Stories of Sussex, ticket for two people   £60.00
Songs , rhymes and games, tickets for two people   £60.00

Family Activities

Family Activities

Try our half term activities, Wonderful Wednesdays or perhaps a twilight tale trail! 

Prehistoric Arrows Workshop   £45.00
Pin Hole Cameras   £25.00
Saxon Jewellery Workshop   £25.00
Illuminated lettering Workshop   £25.00
Downland Miniture Life: Mini Beasts   £25.00

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