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The Weald & Downland Open Air Museum

A chilly Wednesday in mid January saw the MoBF take a trip to the South Downs in West Sussex. This astonishing museum is a treasure trove of over 50 rescued buildings dating from the 13th century to the 20th. Medieval shops, farmhouses, stables, grand Halls and cottages are laid out in beautiful grounds. Many of the interiors are complete with furniture and are incredibly evocative, giving insights into the lives or ordinary men and women through the ages. The museum runs a rich and varied selection of courses and events throughout the year as well as having a robust and award winning conservation programme. Examples of buildings and artifacts in the process of being restored can be seen in the stunning Jerwood conservation building which is open to visitors.
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