Amberley Museum & Heritage Centre is set in a 36 acre site in the South Downs National Park.
Dedicated to the industrial heritage of the South East, exhibits include a narrow-gauge railway and bus service (both provide free nostalgic travel around the site), Connected Earth Telecommunications Hall, Milne Electricity Hall, Printing Workshop and much more.
The Museum is also home to traditional craftspeople, such as the blacksmith and potter.
*The dates of our classic vehicle shows *Family Fun Days during the School Holidays *Special Offers
February 13th and 14th Opening Weekend - Special Offer!
Special offer for the Opening Weekend - 13th and 14th February A set entry fee of £6.00 or £6.60 for those who are able to GiftAid - will be valid for all on Saturday 13th as well as Sunday 14th February - That's our child admission rate! - (under 4s will still be free of charge) So come and see the Museum on its first two days of the 2016 season, to mark lots of new and exciting events and developments in 2016
Half Term Family Fun at Amberley Museum
13th and 14th February - Opening Weekend Come and see the Museum prepare for the new season Take part in the 'Cobweb' trail watch out for the spider signs - see if you can guess what some of our unusual objects are. Visit our craftspeople, for example:
Visit the Pottery - Have fun playing with clay!
Visit the Greenwood Workers -SUNDAY ONLY
Tuesday 16th February Half Term
10:30-12 age 5 and under
Toddler time between 10:30 and 12:00 - Just turn up for themed activities for under 5s - no booking necessary and you're welcome to stay all day and see the rest of the Museum
Come and join in with free activities, singing and story-time and brush off the winter blues.
This week's theme is "Spring"
Discover the changes in seasons - Winter turning into Spring. See the natural surroundings of our Museum and what is changing - i.e. the leaves on the trees
Decorate a pot and plant a spring bulb Caterpillar activities
Make a garden sun-catcher or windmill
All join in with the 'Wheels on the bus' song-time, and why not follow on with a ride on our vintage bus around the Museum.
Each parent/carer accompanying will receive a free hot drink voucher for the Limeburners Cafe - no booking necessary
Free rides on the vintage bus and train
Visit the Printers - print your name on a card
Wednesday 17th February Half Term Activity Day
All day - Electrical Themed
Come and have fun learning all about Electricity on our Electrical Activity Day
Activities from 10 until 4
Table top electrical activities
Various family activities - Garden bird following
The Big Bird Count
Visit the Electricity Hall - for sparkling hands on activities and displays - 11 until 3 High Voltage demonstrations
Visit the Woodturners see electric woodturning
Visit the Greenwood Workers
Visit the Printing Workshop - print your name without electricity
Visit the Wheelwrights - for a chance to build a cartwheel
Free rides on the vintage bus and train
New events for 2016, for example in May
Saturday 14th - Austin Healey Car Club Visit The Museum welcomes this visiting car club
As part of the annual Healey Drivers Club International meeting, over 70 Healeys and Austin Healeys come together on the Museum village green to celebrate the 65th Anniversary of Donald Healey’s 200mph speed run at Bonneville, USA in August 1956.
Sunday 02nd - Classic Landrovers Day A brand new event for the Museum when we welcome classic Landrovers on site
Built to a 1950's style, housing a number of period tenders and an exhibition.
Village Garage & Cycle Shop
Replica 1930's garage, petrol station and cycle shop - with equipment and tools of the period
Connected Earth Telecommunications Hall
This gallery reflects the history of telecommunications through hands-on and traditional displays
Displays on a wide range of domestic electrical appliances. The exhibition also tells the story of the discovery of electricity
Southdown Bus Garage
Replica 1920's garage, home to a unique collection of restored vintage buses and an exhibition outlining the history of Southdown. Later examples from the bus fleet provide a passenger service for visitors. To find out when the earlier buses are in operation, please contact the Museum office
Collection includes a variety of domestic, amateur and professional communications equipment. There is also an amateur radio station, which is sometimes in operation.
De Witt Kilns
Built in 1905. An exhibition 'Life and Lime' now tells the history of the local people involved in the quarrying of chalk and burning of lime on the Museum site
Working pottery producing traditional and contemporary earthenware. Open most days, however please check with the Museum office if making a special visit
Cartwheels at different stages of construction are displayed
A passenger train service is aimed to be in operation each day we are open - please check the events page for details on the railway steam days for 2016. Various railway exhibits are located at Amberley Museum including Hove Ticket Office (as highlighted in the photograph)
Historic printing equipment housed and demonstrated. Items printed at Amberley Museum are for sale, to include post cards, wrapping paper and notebooks.
Paviors' Museum of Roadmaking
Exhibition on the development of roads and their construction. Don't miss - the cycle exhibition housed within the building