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South Downs Heritage Centre

Hire Space


The Made & Making Community Room

Our Community Room is available for private group bookings. Cream teas and buffets are available. To find out more, please email us at

If you are an artist and would like to take part in an art exhibition, please apply to Martin Nee from The Cube Gallery:
If you are a tutor and are interested in running classes or workshops at the centre, please contact Sarah from Made and Making:
If you are a group wishing to book a museum talk and tour, please contact Clive Gravett:

Heritage Centre Opening Hours

Monday - Saturday: 9:00 - 17:30
Sunday: 10:30 - 16:30 (Browsing from 10:00) 

The Barn Coffee Shop & Restaurant Opening Hours

Monday - Saturday: 9:00 - 17:30
Sunday: 10:00 - 17:00

Latest News

Honey Bees on Holiday in the Museum of Gardening

You may be wondering where our honey bee hive has gone. Don’t worry, the bees are enjoying a relaxing holiday while their luxury pad is having a spruce up. They’ll be back before you know it!... continue reading »

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Our Partners

Tates Of Sussex

The South Downs Heritage Centre is located at South Downs Nurseries, part of the Tates of Sussex Garden Centre Group