Discover the history of this remarkable village in its inspirational Downland setting.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.
10 March - 13 December
Tues-Sat & Bank Holidays 1030-1700
Sun 1400 -1700
Children up to and inc.16 year olds FREE
Ditchling Museum houses a comprehensive collection celebrating village life and the work of the many artists and craftspeople who have chosen to live Ditchling. These include Eric Gill,sculptor and letter-cutter, David Jones, artist, Edward Johnston, calligrapher, Ethel Mairet weaver and Frank Brangwyn, artist and muralist. The Stanhope Press,orignally brought to Ditchling in 1916 and used by the St Dominic's Press is now part of the permanent collection along with many items of printed material.
Archives, Costume and Textiles, Decorative and Applied Art, Fine Art, Personalities, Social History
Key artists and exhibits
- Eric Gill
- David Jones
- Edward Johnston
- Ethel Mairet
- St Dominic's Press