Sussex Muddy Stilettos Award 2022 for Best Family Attraction goes to Weald & Downland Living Museum

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Muddy Stilettos Awards 2022

The Weald & Downland Living Museum in Chichester has been named Sussex Family Attraction of the Year in the 2022 Muddy Stiletto awards.

As winners the Museum will be automatically put through to the inaugural National Muddy Stilettos Awards 2022 which will be judged throughout the Summer.

Home to over 50 historic buildings from across the Weald & Downland area of Sussex, Hampshire, Surrey and Kent, the Museum’s collection represents almost a 1,000 years of rural life in South East England.

What the museum has to offer

Amongst the award-winning collection of homes, shops and public buildings are a medieval farmstead, market hall, school, smithy and even a church, presented just as they would have been in the past with roaring fires, straw beds and historic gardens.

Interactive exhibits and live demonstrations from cooking and spinning to making medicines and cosmetics as well as cleaning and laundering mean that the Museum offers a fascinating day out that delivers value for money. In addition, the Museum hosts various special events throughout the year.

Weald & Downland Living Museum on the award

Speaking about the award, Simon Wardell, Museum Director said: “We are delighted to have been recognised as best family attraction in Sussex and would like to thank everyone that voted.

“The award reflects the hard work of the whole team, which includes not only staff, but also volunteers and the local community. It inspires us to keep enhancing our visitor experience, events programme and maintaining our unique historical collections and artefacts which make the Museum such a special and captivating attraction for all ages.”

The Museum has a packed programme of family activities planned throughout July and August from outdoor theatre experiences to their Wonderful Weeks series of summer holiday activities and crafts, including nature trails, orienteering, singing and puzzles.

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