Weald & Downland Living Museum, Singleton, Chichester, PO18 0EU
Tel: 01243 811363
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Until April 26, 10.30am
CHAMPION by name and by nature, the work of the former carpenter at the Weald and Downland Living Museum, Roger Champion, is being celebrated at the outdoor museum at Singleton.
Roger worked at the museum since its early days in the 1970s and, although officially retired, still supports it when he can. Over 40 years, he created 247 pieces of furniture which help interpret the social history of the houses and buildings – many of which he also worked on when they were rebuilt on the site.
The exhibition is a chance to see selected items together and find out a little more about the research behind then, put in a way that only Roger can, as well as images of the work in progress.
Museum director Simon Wardell is delighted to see Roger’s inspirational and hard work exhibited in the gallery.
He said: “The furniture Roger has created for the museum has turned our collection of houses and buildings into authentic living spaces of the past”.
Roger will be in the museum gallery to give ten-minute talks at 2pm on March 20, April 4 and April 22. Entry to the talks and the exhibition is included in usual museum entry fees.
‘Just Champion’: Replica furniture made for the museum is in the Michael Burton Gallery within the Longport Farmhouse and is open until April 26. Until March 31, the museum is open 10.30am to 4.30pm daily, then, for summer time, it closes at 6pm.