Friday 15 February 2013

A Gathering of Smocks * Mothers' Day 10 March 2013 * Weald & Downland Open Air Museum

A very special treat for everyoneA Gathering Of Smocks is a one day exhibition of Weald & Downland’s collection of working smocks on Mothering Sunday, March 10. Over 20 smocks from various trades will be in the exhibition. Each one is unique and while some are distinctly artisan in nature, each is an example of a needlewoman’s skill. The smocks will be displayed in the Museum’s unique Downland Gridshell building which is a deliciously light and airy space well suited to the close examination of intricate stitchery. The price of admission to A Gathering Of Smocks is included in the Museum’s special entry price for Mothering Sunday, £3.50. The exhibition will run from 10.30am – 4pm. I for one shall be there!

The Weald and Downlan Open Air Museum is situated in one of the most beautiful areas of British countryside - The South Downs National Park - between the delightful towns of Midhurst and Chichester with their charming shopping streets. Here are traditional buildings in a rural landscape that tell the story of the men, women and children who lived and worked in them over a 600-year period. While you are visiting you can explore the 50-acre site and visit some 50 exhibit buildings many of which are furnished to recreate historic domestic interiors. There are regular programmes of domestic and craft demonstrations, including cooking in the Tudor kitchen! Click here to learn more.

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