Vale and Downland Museum

Details from the venue: 

The museum is FREE entry (although donations are welcome).

The museum has lots of lovely child-friendly sections throughout that are fun and interactive. For example: There’s a model railway area where children can press the button to make the trains move, interactive feely boxes, a hook a duck area upstairs where child can use the rods provided to hook one of the ducks in the stream, crafts, doll houses, a cash register where children can dress up as shopkeepers, part of a tram you can sit in (great photo opportunity!), sponge bricks for children to rebuild the broken wall, books and lots more!

Once a month the museum has a large selection of Lego where you can join the Lego workshop for just £2.75 per child. The next Lego workshop is next Saturday (12th October at 10-11 am). There’s also lots of other events on each week so please check out their website.

The museum prides itself on being family friendly where there’s also:

🔸Space for prams and buggies
🔸 Baby changing facilities within the accessible toilet
🔸 Children’s lunchbox option in the Café
🔸 High chairs
🔸 Toddler toys and playmat in the Barn (please ask the Receptionist or a Visitor Assistant in the galleries if you would like to get these out during your visit)
🔸Hungry baby? The museum welcomes you to feed your baby in the galleries with breast or bottle. They can also heat bottles in the café, and offer baby food to purchase there as well.
🔸Special needs? Please contact the museum and let them know how they can help. They say they will do their very best to accommodate your needs.

The Museum and Café are open Monday to Saturday 9.30am – 4pm, and closed on Sundays and Bank Holidays.

Last admission to the galleries and last café orders are at 3.30pm.