Experience The Museum At Night - The Directory Group

Experience the Museum at Night

Experience the Museum at Night

At the Weald & Downland Living Museum

Thursday 25 to Saturday 27 October 2018

The Weald & Downland Living Museum is participating in the National Museums at Night event, with two evening promenades with fireside smuggling stories, plus a family-friendly tale trail.

Museum at Night, 26-27 October

On Friday 26 and Saturday 27 October, the Weald & Downland Living Museum will open its doors from 6.45pm for pre-booked visitors to experience its atmospheric Museum at Night guided story walks.

Museum at Night walks offer a truly out of the ordinary experience. You will be guided by lamplight to different spaces around the Museum, to hear a series of short night-time stories with a smuggling theme. Some will be amusing, some mysterious and some downright odd. Some are definitely not the stuff to ensure sweet dreams. Each story has a historical root, as truth is far stranger than fiction. At the end of the evening, gather around an open fire for a calming spiced warm drink and a biscuit.

Booking information

Not for the under 16s or the faint of heart! Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult. Tickets are £25 each and can be booked online: www.wealddown.co.uk/shop. Tickets are strictly limited and must be booked in advance. Walks last approximately 2 hours. Please note that there is limited seating in the Museum’s historic houses and the evening will involve walking on uneven surfaces.

Family Tale Trail, 25 October

At 5pm on Thursday 25 October, the Museum will host a special evening event designed for families to enjoy enchanting walks. As part of a small group, guided by one of the Museum team, walk to different spaces to hear a series of five folklore and historical tales of mysterious places, magnificent creatures, spooky happenings and magical adventures!

Booking information

Suitable for children aged 7+. Adults must be accompanied by a child responsible for them, and vice versa.

Meet at 4.45pm, for a prompt 5.00pm start. Event lasts until approximately 7.15pm. Please wear good shoes and expect to walk up and down hill. Bring a torch to explore the buildings if you would like to. Two stories will be told outdoors (moved inside only if very wet) and the others will be inside, around an open fire, which may be smoky. There will be space to sit down and you will be in a small group. In one location you will be offered warm apple juice and warm flapjack to enjoy whilst listening to the story.

The Directory Group covers the following areas within Hampshire and West Sussex: Petersfield, Clanfield, Hayling Island, Cowplain, Waterlooville, Denmead, Purbrook, Widley, Farlington, Cosham, Drayton, Havant, Rowlands Castle, Emsworth, Southbourne, Westbourne, Bosham, Portsmouth, Alton, Alresford, Bentley, Four Marks and Meon Valley