Historic Easter at the Weald and Downland

Visitors enjoy the trip back in time!

The museum has put on events across the weekend to show us how Sussex ancestors marked Easter.

  • Today you can learn about the traditions of Stewart England in Walderton Cottage
  • See demonstrations of spinning a yarn on a traditional spinning wheel in Winkhurst hall.
  • Learn about how to keep a Victorian household in Whittaker’s cottage.
  • Visit Adrian Warrell as he will be living in Poplar Cottage over the weekend, demonstrating shoe making and carrying out some household tasks, including mending the fenestrals (window cover) on the cottage windows.
  • If you head to the museum tomorrow for Easter Sunday:
  • Meet Aaron and Jo as they will be demonstrating how the Tudors would have broken the Lenten Fast and celebrated Easter Sunday. Roasting lamb on the spit
  • Learn about the traditions of Stewart England in Walderton Cottage
  • Find out at the art of natural dyes and fabrics in Winkhurst Hall with Andy Shorter.
  • Hear Merv Mewis & Kathryn Young playing traditional acoustic music on handmade instruments in the Downland Gridshell building.
  • Learn about how to keep a Victorian household in Whittaker’s cottage.
  • Visit Adrian Warrell as he will be living in Poplar Cottage over the weekend, demonstrating shoe making and carrying out some household tasks, including mending the fenestrals (window cover) on the cottage windows.
  • On Monday you can her  Merv Mewis & Kathryn Young playing traditional acoustic music on handmade instruments in the Downland Gridshell building and explore the Cabinet of Curiosities in Walderton Cottage.
  • Charges apply for entry please see attraction's website

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