Rich hangings in a homely house

Following a recent return visit to the Weald and Downland museum in West Sussex, I thought it might be worth sharing some photos. As ever, they were snapped with my iPhone since I didn’t have the foresight to take a camera, so the quality isn’t great. The Weald and Downland museum is an open-air museum dedicated to historic buildings which have been saved from destruction, dismantled, and rebuilt in acres of beautifully untouched landscape in West Sussex. The museum’s website is here. If you love historic buildings then Weald and Downland is most definitely worth a visit. The highlights for me were, of course, the early modern properties. But there is also a working forge, a watermill, and many other delights. As far as I understand it, every property has been furnished with appropriate period fixtures and fittings, and the gardens are as authentic as possible.

15th Century shop


Mid 17th Century house


16th Century Bed


Mid 17th Century garden


Mid 17th Century garden


View of the market hall (1620)


Mid 17th Century house


Mid 17th Century tableware


Mid 17th Century garden


Granary (1731)


15th Century hall


15th Century hall


15th Century bed


15th Century upstairs privy


15th Century(?) tableware


Vegetables and herbs drying in the Tudor Kitchen


House (1609)


House (1609)


Victorian kitchen (1860)


Weald and Downland


17th Century pigsty (21st Century pig)


View from the 14th Century hall


15th Century pantry


17th Century garden


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