Visit to Weald & Downland Museum



 A trip is planned to visit the Weald & Downland Open air Museum. It is set in a 50-acre site near Chichester in West Sussex. So, expect to do some walking.

It has over 50 historic houses, including a working watermill, Victorian School room, Tudor kitchen, Bayleaf Farmstead, the Market Place and many more.

There is a café which serves hot and cold food,cakes,drinks and ice cream. Where possible they use the stone ground flour from the Watermill. There is a gift shop

See for more details.  The popular program the Repair Shop is also based there.

Cost:   Coach & drivers tip and entry: £24.00

To register for a place on this trip please phone or email

Jean Stanford on Monday 15th.August at 9.00am


Booking forms will only be sent out after registration is confirmed

Booking Instructions 2022


Leaders – Jean Stanford, Gill Laing.  Angela Greatwood

After nearly 2 years, we can now start to think about day trips. Many thanks to all those who have supported our previous day trips.

For your help, the process of booking is detailed below.

Tour details will be shown in the Magazine, showing the earliest date you can book/register your interest.

Please adhere to this. In the first instance please contact the relevant Trip leader to register your interest on the stated date. When places are confirmed, the booking form will be sent out. You should then complete the booking form and return it to the named tour leader together with either your cheque made payable to the West Wilts U3A or confirmation that you have paid by BANK Transfer. An SAE should be enclosed if you are not on email. Each leader is happy to answer any questions relating to their tour, especially access concerns. Please ensure dates, pick up point and times are noted.

For 2022, payments may to be made by Bank Transfer. Details are on the booking form Should anyone have a problem with this, the leader should be contacted to discuss.

Comfort stops are made on journeys of more than one and a half hours and coaches normally have an ‘emergency toilet’.

The cost quoted includes the driver’s tip and all entrance fees. No meals are included unless where stated.  If a property is marked ‘NT’ please bring your valid National Trust membership card for free admission.

Pick up points:    Each tour is shown with boarding places and times. Not all pick-up points are used for every tour. Please do not change your pickup point without speaking to the tour leader directly. Failure to do so may cause delays. Please check pick up points and times carefully.  To avoid delays we suggest arriving at the stop approximately 10 minutes before the stated pick-up time.

Coaches will only stop at agreed pick-up/drop off points which change, depending on the route.  Currently main stops may include:

Trowbridge        Bus stop opposite Trinity Church alongside the park and train station.

Trowbridge.       St Thomas’s Road by shops.

North Bradley.  Bus stop by Rising Sun towards Trowbridge

Cancellation:   If members must cancel their booking due to unforeseen circumstances, then a refund will be made on entrance tickets if they are re-allocated or not already purchased.  Travel refunds may be given only when coach costs have been met.

No refunds if cancellation is 7 days or less prior to the date of the trip.

On the day you should carry your Membership Card which has space for your Emergency Contact details on the reverse.  It is suggested that you also carry any medication details.

Note: Data Protection: Members should not pass on the organiser’s details. All such details should be deleted after each trip.