Visit to the Weald and Downland Open Air Museum

Date(s) - 4 July, 2014
All Day

The museum featured in the recent BBC 2 series ‘Tudor Monastery Farm’. Since its opening in 1970 about 50 historic vernacular buildings have been rescued from their original sites in the southern counties and reconstructed on the extensive museum site. These buildings cover a period from the 13th century to the Victorian era, and include domestic dwellings, a school, farm buildings, shops, etc., recreating an historic range of interiors. There are also galleries displaying artefacts relating to country crafts, building trades and agriculture. There is a cafe and shop.

This is a large country site, and therefore can involve walking some distance. However, quite a few of the buildings are grouped together, and members can decide themselves on a suitable route. Site maps will be available, or can be downloaded from the museum website.


A 8.30am Lanehouse Rocks Road (St Edmund’s Church)
B 8.30am St Nicholas Church, Buxton Road
C 8.40am Spa Hotel, Dorchester Road
D 9.00am Dorchester Market car park

Cost: Members £34 Non-members £36

BOOKING ESSENTIAL – Please email if you would like to book.

Weald & Downland Open Air Museum
PO18 0EU

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