Wilde and Downland Life Museum – a place where real houses are exposed as exhibits

In the village of Singleton in West Sussex in southern England there is an unusual museum dedicated to historical buildings – real homes.

Singleton in West Sussex Singleton, West Sussex

Raissed by more than 40 acres, the Wood and Downland Museum of Life Museum (earlier Wood and Downland Museum and Downland) demonstrate more than 50 historical buildings, starting from the X to XIX century, which were saved from destruction.

Wilde and Downland Museum of Life and Downland Life Museum and Downland, England

Each building was neatly dismantled, exported from its initial place and carefully reconstructed on the territory of the museum. There are houses, farms, workers buildings, cottages, shops, sheds, schools, churches and much more. Here you can see buildings from all Southeast England.

Wilde and Downland Life Museum in England Museum in England

All buildings have original antique furniture, so walking on them – it’s like walking on real houses from the depths of England.

Wilde and Downland Life Museum, Singleton Singleton, England

Wilde and Downland Life Museum - a place where real houses are exposed as exhibits

In the museum you will have the opportunity to climb the stairs of the XVII century cottage to lie down on a straw bed, grind flour on the water mill of the XVII century or even try a little beef with a prune and walnuts in the kitchen of tudors of the 1540s.

Museum in the village of Singleton Life Museum Wood and Downland, Singleton village

The open-air museum Weald and Downland was opened in 1967 a small group of enthusiasts led by the founder of the museum, the late Roy Armstrong.

Wilde and Downland Life Museum in Singleton village Singleton

Today, the open-air museum contains many historic buildings, including a wooden crane, a water mill and even a working wooden treadmill.

Wilde and Downland Life Museum - a place where real houses are exposed as exhibits

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