Ditchling Museum of Art + Craft

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Lodge Hill Lane
East Sussex

The rich collection of art, craft, and applied art reflects the important place that Ditchling holds in the tradition of 20th century art and craft. Famous artists and craftsmen represented in the museum include Sir Frank Brangwyn, Ethel Mairet(weaver) and Edward Johnston (calligrapher). Unique collection of work from the arts and crafts community established by Eric Gill and Hilary Pepler on Ditchling Common. Including work by members of the guild, David Jones, Joseph Cribb and Dunstan Pruden. The Museum is also a finalist for the Art Fund Museum of the Year 2014.

Further information

Opening Hours:

Tuesday–Saturday 11am–5pm Sunday 12pm–5pm Bank Holidays 11–5pm Closed: Mondays


Ditchling Museum of Art + Craft is an independent charity that does not receive government or local authority funding. We therefore depend heavily upon donations. Please help us by including a Gift Aid donation. Adult £6.50 (£7.50 with a Gift Aid donation) Concessions (ID Required) - Students, Over 60’s, Unemployed, Registered Disabled £5.50 (£6.50 with a Gift Aid donation) Under 16’s (must be accompanied by an adult) - Free Friends of Ditchling Museum of Art + Craft - Free Art Fund Members - Free Carers for Registered Disabled – Free Group visit (groups of 10+) – email [email protected] or call (01273) 844 744 for prices

Travel directions:

Rail: Hassocks train station is 1 mile from Ditchling on the Brighton to London route. There are regular trains from London (Victoria, St Pancras or London Bridge stations: approximately 50 minutes journey) and Brighton (approximately 10 minutes journey). Car: Ditchling is 10 minutes from the A23, which runs between London and Brighton. Turn onto the A273 and follow signs to Ditchling. The Museum is located in the centre of the village, just off the B2116 on Lodge Hill Lane. For satellite navigation systems our postcode is BN6 8SP. Please note there is no on-site parking at the Museum, so please park considerately in the village.

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Facilities and services


  • Cafeteria
  • Education facilities available
  • Object study facilities available (enquire in advance)
  • Parking for disabled available
  • Reception and lunch facilities for educational groups
  • Refreshments
  • Research facilities for academics
  • Restaurant
  • Shop
  • Study facilities
  • Toilets for disabled
  • Wheelchair access to all public areas
  • Wheelchair access to some public areas

Facilities information:

Shop. Cafe. Disabled toliet. Lift.


  • Activities for pre-school children
  • Adult lectures and courses held
  • Brochure or leaflet available with directions to museum
  • Events and resources for children and families
  • Events/teaching/resources for people with disabilities
  • General guide to collections available
  • Guided tours
  • Large print information and/or interpretation
  • Loan service
  • Member of staff available with responsibility for education
  • Object identification and/or written enquiry service
  • Pre-booking service for groups
  • Primary school education service available
  • Printed/audio-visual information available for schools
  • Secondary school education service available
  • Touch exhibits

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