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Ditchling Museum of Art + Craft

Ditchling Museum of Art + Craft
Ditchling Museum of Art + Craft has now reopened - to critical acclaim - after a major redevelopment.

We look forward to welcoming you.
See our website for more information, or click on 'Information Leaflet' below for our general information leaflet.


Opening times:

Tuesday–Saturday  11am–5pm

Sunday  12pm–5pm

Bank Holidays  11am–5pm

(Closed Mondays, except Bank Holidays)


Ditchling became a centre for visual arts and crafts in the early 20th century. The Museum holds a nationally important collection of works by the artists and craftsment who were drawn to the village. Ditchling Museum of Art + Craft offers a unique environment to see the objects in the village they were made.

Some of the artists associated with Ditchling and included in the Museum collection are Frank Brangwyn, Eric Gill, Philip Hagreen, Edward Johnston, David Jones, Ethel Mairet and Hilary Pepler.

The Museum reopened on the 21st September 2013 following major refurbishment by Adam Richards Architects. A refurbished 18th Century cart lodge forms the entrance, cafe and shope and leads to a beautiful new  build made from engineered timber and then into a reimagined exhibition space.

There is a programme of exhibitions, workshops, talks and events throughout the year. We have a dedicated learning space that can also be hired out for private events.

The museum has a shop and coffee shop which serves coffee, tea and home-made cakes. Please contact us for more information.

Address: Lodge Hill Lane, Ditchling, East Sussex BN6 8SP (see map)
Phone:  01273 844744
Categories:  Arts and Crafts, Village History
Updated:  27 Apr 2016
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