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Alice Illustrated

Depot Pinwell Rd, Lewes

“Curiouser and curiouser!” Alice Illustrated is a weekend of events inspired by John Vernon Lord’s illustrations of Alice in Wonderland, in collaboration with Depot Cinema, Lewes. “We’re all mad here.” Join us and our friends at Depot in Lewes for two of days of fun, surreal and sometimes mind-bending events, activities and screenings. Children will […]

Director’s Tour

Join museum Director Steph Fuller for an exclusive tour of tillage.

Free, with museum entrance

Could Distribution Still Change The World?

Local writer and green economist David Boyle tells the story of the Distributists and their links with Ditchling and Sussex, and the intellectual leaders based here - from the poet and historian Hilaire Belloc to the former steam submarine captain Herbert Shove. He also looks at their significance then, now and perhaps also - as […]



Solace is an interactive sound and video installation inspired by the South Downs. It has been designed to get local families involved in more experimental art. Solace will invite audiences to ask questions about our relationship with open and urban spaces, wellbeing and digital authenticity. The work will be created by artists Karen Tilley and Kevin Grist and inspired by digital content captured by local people.

The Weaving Residency

Contemporary weaver Alice Timmis takes part in a residency at the museum
4 June - 13 October 2019

Maunder Maps

5 Jan - 28 Apr 2019

WonderCraft: Local Makers for Christmas

In a celebration of all things artisan we will be extending our renowned shop into the William and Margaret Rowling Gallery and Wunderkammer cabinet, where there will be a carefully curated collection of beautiful art and craft by local and British talent, all available to buy in the run up to Christmas.

Belonging with Morag Myerscough

Accompanying our exhibition Corita Kent: Get With the Action, Ditchling Museum of Art + Craft invited leading international designer Morag Myerscough and Luke Morgan to take over the museum’s Wunderkammer in a surprise visual display.

Belonging Bandstand

Co-commissioned by Brighton Festival and Ditchling Museum of Art + Craft, Belonging celebrates the spirit of seminal 1960s Los Angeles artist Corita Kent whose work brought together a belief in the strength of creativity, togetherness, love and social justice.

Corita Kent: Get With The Action

Corita was an artist, a famously charismatic educator and a Roman Catholic nun based in Los Angeles during the 1960s. A contemporary of Andy Warhol and Ed Ruscha, her vibrant screenprinted banners and posters drew on pop and modern consumer cultures and became increasingly political throughout the decade.

The Meynells in Ditchling

The Meynells name has been a familiar one in Sussex and Ditchling since the turn of the 20th century: the bonds between Eric Gill and Wilfrid and Alice Meynell were forged through their shared Catholics beliefs and enthusiasm for typography when Gill was in his 20s and the older couple were in their sixties

Mark Ovenden: The sanserif sea and the letter “g”.

Learning Space Ditchling Museum of Art + Craft, Lodge Hill Lane, Ditchling, East Sussex, Ditchling, United Kingdom

Transport design historian Mark Ovenden will be discussing his new book “Johnston & Gill by Design-two types that shaped modern Britain” (published autumn 2016).


Letterpress By The Sea

Hove Lawns Kingsway,, Hove

A pop-up letterpress print studio arrives in Brighton for the festival housed in a full size London Underground Tube carriage tent by the beach!

Help Design & Make A Huge Linocut

Learning Space Ditchling Museum of Art + Craft, Lodge Hill Lane, Ditchling, East Sussex, Ditchling, United Kingdom

Stanhope Press Residencies

Ditchling Village Ditchling

Interrobang artists will be demonstrating their letterpress printing skills on the Stanhope Press in the museum.

Letterpress On Board

Various Venues (see details for more information)

Experience the delights of letterpress printing as you travel to Brighton Festival on the first weekend in May.

Interrobang: An International Showcase of Letterpress Print

The Jointure Studios 11 South Street, Ditchling

Selected by a panel of typographers and designers, this open submission exhibition forms part of Ditchling’s popular Artists’ Open House trail.

Gary Stranger: A New Commission for Ditchling

Ditchling Village Ditchling

The extraordinary giant letters of typographical wizard Gary Stranger will invade the walls of Ditchling as a new commission for The Village of Type.

The Village of Type

Various Venues (see details for more information)

Ditchling Museum of Art + Craft celebrates 100 years of the lettering which can still to be seen across the capital’s transport system and became an iconic typeface for modernity.

Big Steam Print

Various Venues (see details for more information)

Part of the Village of Type programme. The magic of printing is usually hidden in the sheds, workshops and studios of printers and designers. The Big Steam Print brings the secret into the open air for everyone to witness ...

Bob & Roberta Smith: Why Do We Communicate?


Bob & Roberta Smith’s new display for Ditchling Museum of Art + Craft is a mini retrospective of the artist’s sign-written work ...