Ditchling Museum of Art + Craft
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Situated in the Sussex South Downs, the museum focuses on the artists and craftspeople who made Ditchling a creative hub in the 20th century.
The site was originally founded by sisters Hilary and Joanna Bourne in 1985 as a place to display their collection of local artworks, but in 2012 a £2.3 million grant from HLF and other donors paved the way for a major renovation project.
Designed by Adam Richards Architects, the new space offers views out over Ditchling, allowing the works to be set against the backdrop of where they were created. The collection has also been refocused to provide a comprehensive account of the village's artistic heritage, leading the museum to be described as 'an unmissable stop on the Sussex art trail'.
Ditchling Museum of Art + Craft was one of the finalists for Museum of the Year 2014.
In 2016, the Museum ran a highly successful Art Happens crowdfunding campaign to turn a 12.5-tonne vintage steamroller into a printing press, and took it on a tour of museums and festivals.
Why you should go
Over 3,000 objects, created by artists from the Ditchling area
Learn about the influence of Ditchling on British art and craft
An unmissable stop on the Sussex art trail