Ditchling Museum of Art + Craft

The impact of the many artists and craftspeople who came to live and work in Ditchling from the beginning of the 20th century onwards established this village as one of the most important places for the visual arts and crafts in Britain. The museum exists to tell this story in the beautiful setting in the heart of the village just 8 miles north of Brighton.

Being able to see special objects and works of art and craft in the village where they were made is a rare opportunity. It offers a unique way to consider how the objects were made and who they were made for.

As well as our permanent collection we also hold two major temporary exhibitions a year. We offer a thriving learning programme for all ages in our fantastic Clore Learning Space, and offer free family trails for temporary exhibitions as well as hands-on family explorer trails for our permanent collection. Children up to the ages of 16 get in for free.


Find us at...

  • Ditchling Museum of Art + Craft
  • Lodge Hill Lane
  • Ditchling
  • BN6 8SP

Our family-friendly offer

Children up to the age of 16 get in for free to the museum. We offer free family trails for temporary exhibitions as well as hands-on family explorer trails for our permanent collection which a great opportunity for families to learn together in an interactive way.

In the school holidays there are always children's workshop programmed with really talented artists running the creative sessions. We also offer free family learning workshops throughout the year and a once a month early years session on a Friday morning.

The museum is situated on the village green which is a great space to have a picnic or a run about. It's a very safe enclosed area with a pond next door. See if you can spot the resident terrapins and of course lots of ducks there.




The museum is fully accessible,with allocated disabled parking in our staff car park at the end of Church Lane BN6 8TB. Please note there is no on-site parking at the museum other than the disabled spaces. 

Stream our free audio guide to the museum, provided by VocalEyes, a nationwide audio description charity that provides access to the arts for blind and partially sighted people.

The Café + Shop, Main Gallery and Clore Learning Space are fitted with a hearing loop, to assist those with hearing aids.

Guide and hearing dogs are welcome in the museum.

Our Events

  • FREE

    Nature Recording Workshops

    01-Feb-2020 11:00 AM - 13:00 PM
    Nature Recording Workshops

    Nothing to do at the weekend? Interested in creative technology and the outdoors? Join us on an outdoor hunt to capture sounds + videos. You will get to explore the rural settings near the museum, tak...

    3 - 16 years


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