The Repair Shop opens its doors to visitors at the Weald and Downland Living Museum

The Weald and Downland Living Museum is offering visitors a chance to take a look inside Court Barn, the filming location for BBC One’s The Repair Shop.

Thursday, 17th December 2020, 11:22 am

The museum is also extending its opening hours this December and will be open to visitors between Christmas and new year.

Simon Wardell, director of the museum, said: “This is an exciting and rare opportunity for people to come and see inside Court Barn which is usually closed to the public, whilst enjoying everything else our museum has to offer.

“People are often looking for things to do in those few days after Christmas to entertain the children and keep the festive feeling alive.

The Repair Shop is opening its doors to visitors at the Weald and Downland Living Museum. Picture: Piotr Dlugaszek
The Repair Shop is opening its doors to visitors at the Weald and Downland Living Museum. Picture: Piotr Dlugaszek

“We hope they will take up this unique chance to visit us during the holidays to enjoy the wonderful winter scenery, live demonstrations and tranquil atmosphere.”

Nestled in South Downs National Park, the Weald and Downland Living Museum tells the stories of those who lived and worked in rural south east England over 1,000 years ago.

From trails and crafts to discovering the historic homes and buildings on site, there is plenty to see and do across the 40-acre site.

Among the award-winning collection of historic homes, shops and public buildings is a medieval farmstead, market hall, Victorian school, watermill, bakery and even a tin church.

The Repair Shop is opening its doors to visitors at the Weald and Downland Living Museum. Picture: Piotr Dlugaszek

Court Barn will be open to visitors until January 31.

The Weald an Downland Living Museum’s winter opening hours are 10.30am to 4pm, and visitors must pre-book tickets on the museum website at www.wealddown.co.uk

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