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5 of the best outdoor museums in Sussex

PUBLISHED: 15:49 13 October 2015 | UPDATED: 15:49 13 October 2015

The Weald and Downland Open Air Museum by Anguskirk under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 licence (creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.0/) via flic.kr/p/dhVVnL

The Weald and Downland Open Air Museum by Anguskirk under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 licence (creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.0/) via flic.kr/p/dhVVnL

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From science to Roman ruins: a small selection of outdoor museums across Sussex to visit.

Weald and Downland Open Air Museum, Singleton

Discover how rural people lived up to 600 years ago at this fascinating collection of old buildings, many furnished with domestic scenes. Also walk in the woods, bring the dog and a picnic.

01243 811363; wealddown.co.uk

Amberley Working Museum

Dedicated to the industrial heritage of the south east, this is a great day out for transport geeks – there’s a heritage bus and a narrow gauge railway track providing transport around the Downland site.

01798 831370; amberleymuseum.co.uk

Observatory Science Centre, Herstmonceux

Get hands-on with telescopes, planets and observatory domes, plus enjoy the outdoor science parks where kids can learn about force, movement, sound and the power of water.

01323 832731; the-observatory.org

Newhaven Fort

Run along the ramparts of this Victorian fort, fire imaginary cannons out to sea and explore the vast echoing tunnels built into the chalk cliffs. Indoors there’s a Blitz shelter simulation and a military museum.

01273 517622; newhavenfort.org.uk

Bignor Roman Villa

Walk through the Downland fields where Roman ruins were discovered by a farmer in 1811 and admire the beautiful mosaic floors.

01798 869259; bignorromanvilla.co.uk









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