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Weald & Downland Living Museum

Founded in 1970, the award-winning Weald & Downland Living Museum is a leading museum of historic buildings in England, covering 40 acres in the South Downs National Park in West Sussex.

It includes over 50 historic buildings dating from 11th to the 19th century, re-erected from their original sites in south east England, together with period gardens, traditional farm animals, a mill pond and a newly built Visitor Centre, not to mention “The Repair Shop”.

The exhibit buildings range from a reconstruction of a Saxon hall house to working buildings of the late 19th century. They are complemented by a collection, located in the Downland Gridshell Building, of building fixtures and fittings such as hinges, latches and doors, as well as larger structural elements and materials used in building construction and conservation.