Weald & Downland Open Air Museum
Diana Rowsell, Head of Learning, Weald & Downland Open Air Museum, Singleton, Chichester, West Sussex, PO18 0EU
Tel: 01243 811464
Fax: 01243 811475
In the heart of the South Downs National Park, the Weald & Downland Open Air Museum is set in 50 acres of listed parkland, and has a collection of over forty historic buildings from the region which have been rescued from destruction, carefully restored and re-built. The buildings range from Medieval to Victorian times and vividly demonstrate the homes, gardens and workplaces of the past. Visitors can also see traditional farming in action and heavy horses at work.
Lifelong learning is at the core of the Museum's mission, and we offer a stimulating and varied programme of courses, using the very best researchers and craftsmen in their fields. The courses appeal to a wide audience, including architects, surveyors, engineers, conservation officers, craftspeople, owners of historic homes and anyone with a keen interest in building conservation.
Our historic building conservation course programme is made up of short courses covering topics including:
All courses are suitable for continuing professional development.
We are responsive to the needs of the building conservation industry and will set up bespoke courses for small groups on request.
The Museum also runs two Masters Degree programmes validated by Bournemouth University, in Building Conservation and Timber Building Conservation.
In addition to courses in historic building conservation the Museum provides courses in traditional rural trades and crafts, courses for heritage professionals and an evening talk series.
The museum bookshop stocks a wide range of books on conservation, traditional crafts, trades and related subjects. Many of these are specialist publications that are not readily available through traditional booksellers. Purchasing through the Museum contributes to the Museums income. For details click here.