As a group you can look around at your own pace, book a tour of the museum, or take a guided walk around the village. We are very happy to advise and help you find the perfect balance for your group. Groups are 10 or more people (maximum 30).
In order for us to prepare for your visit, it is important that groups are booked a minimum of 1 month in advance. If you are not having a tour we suggest you allow at least 2 hours for your visit to ensure you have enough time to see our displays, visit our shop and café, and explore the village.
Refreshments for your group must be pre-booked as our café is not large enough to cater for groups without prior notice. Please note there is no on-site parking at the museum, so please park considerately in the village. Parking is free throughout the village and at the Village Hall car park.
Group options and prices
There is a reduced entrance fee for group visits of £5.00 each (£50 minimum charge)
You can then add any of the following to enhance your visit:
- Museum Tour – £ 4.50 per person
The museum tour takes 1 hour and will focus on key objects on display in our permanent exhibition and temporary displays. You will hear inspiring stories about the artists and craftspeople who lived and worked in Ditchling and learn why the village is internationally recognised as one of the major sites for the British applied arts movement in the 20th century. The tour will be led by one of our knowledgeable members of staff or volunteers.
- Village Walk – £ 4.50 per person
The guided village walk takes 1 hour, during which you will learn about this beautiful downland village that inspired the distinguished 20th century artists and craftspeople who came to live here and work here. The tour will be led by one of our knowledgeable volunteers who will show you where the artists and craftspeople lived and the landscapes which inspired their work.
- Curator’s Tour – £5.00 per person
The curator’s tour takes 30 minutes and is specifically tailored for visitors to learn about the permanent collection and current temporary exhibitions taking place in the museum. The tour will be led by the museum Curator, who will give you an insight into the stories and objects on display.
- Store Tour – £ 4.00 per person
The store tour takes 30 minutes and is a unique opportunity to see behind the scenes at Ditchling Museum of Art + Craft. You will be guided around the collection stores and shown treasures which are not normally seen. The tour will be led by one of our knowledgeable members of staff.
- Tea/coffee and cake – £ 3.50 per person
Enjoy locally made cake and a cup of tea or coffee in our light and airy learning space.
How to book
Please contact us first to check whether your preferred date(s) are available. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (01273) 844744.
A 50% non-refundable deposit is due a minimum of 3 weeks before your visit payable by card, cheque or cash in person. The balance is then due any time up to and including the day of your visit. Please make cheques payable to ‘Ditchling Museum of Art + Craft’.