The Weald and Downland Open Air Museum
Parties are for children aged 5 and over. For a child's birthday party we build on this happy atmosphere, and on the heritage theme of the Museum. We will be able to hold your party in one of the Museum buildings if the weather is poor. We offer a selection of mixed activities designed to appeal to different age groups. Click here to see available activities.
Please contact Lisa Clarke by telephone 01243 811363 at the Museum to check availability of your desired date.
Group numbers and charges
Parties are for a minimum of 10 and a maximum of 20 children, and we charge £7.50 per child. We require a minimum of one and a maximum of four adults to accompany the children and help. If additional adults want to spend time in the Museum we request that they enter the site as visitors and pay normal rates for their admission at the ticket office. The Museum provides a dedicated organiser for every party. Parties last for two hours, including 30 minutes for food. Please drop off and collect children promptly at the Museum ticket office and shop (Longport Farmhouse).
The party food described can be supplied by the cafe at the Museum, but you may prefer to bring your own picnic.
You can provide your own or we can supply Museum party bags containing a selection of items from the Museum shop price £2.50 per child. These include notebooks, pencils, colouring pencils, postcards, rubbers.
The Museum is situated 7 miles north of Chichester, West Sussex on the A286.
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