Sussex - Weald & Downland Open Air Museum
A special comprehensive Vistors Guide for Wheelchair Users is available which also gives information on the various access routes available.
The site is set on sloping ground, with steep slopes in places. Access around the site is on rural surfaces, mainly rolled or loose chippings, in keeping with the nature of the site and buildings. Some roads and paths are cobbled and their surfaces may cause some difficulty for visitors who use a wheelchair or have impaired mobility
We suggest that, if possible, visitors using wheelchairs should use those with wide tyres as this makes access easier and smoother. The use of a powered wheelchair or four-wheeled mobility scooter allows access to the majority of the open areas of the site.
A number (but not all) of the main buildings are accessible to wheelchair users as ramps are available for people to get inside the houses.
The Museum has lots of seats around the site, which cater for visitors who tire easily or need to take things more slowly to enjoy the Museum at a more leisurely pace.
Set in 50 acres of beautiful Sussex countryside is a very special place to wander amongst a fascinating collection of nearly 50 historic buildings dating from the 13th to the 19th century, many with period gardens, together with farm animals, woodland walks and a picturesque lake.