Amberley Museum & Heritage Centre
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Registered  Charity No. 278722
A Museum for the whole Family

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Special offers at Amberley Museum & Heritage Centre

2 for 1 entry offer - open to all visitors who arrive by train or bus
Fantastic Fish Fridays - Arrive from 12.30 and enjoy entry to the Museum and fish and chips for just £10.

Amberley Museum is situated right next to Amberley mainline railway station. Bus services are very limited. It is best to take the train.

Discover More For Less - Leave your car at home and enjoy the South Downs National Park by bus or train.
Amberley Museum is taking part in the South Downs 'More For Less' offer. Giving 2 for 1 admission (cheapest free) to visitors who get to us by bus or train.
All you need to do is show your valid train ticket (valid for that day) for all members of your party and two of you will gain admission for the price of one (cheapest free)
Cheapest free. Not in conjunction with any other offer (including group/education rates, Fish Friday deal etc)
Offer can be used on special event days, but not ticketed/pre booked.
A valid train/bus ticket to Amberley for day of visit, must be presented on arrival at the Shop.

Click the voucher to print a copy

Due to popular demand we are extending our Fantastic Fish Friday offer throughout September and October! (Excludes October 30th)
Pay just £10 for an amazing fish and chips lunch and then enjoy a leisurely stroll around the Museum.

We expect demand to be high, and the number of portions our café can cook is limited, so again please get here as early as you can, from 12.30pm onwards, to benefit from this offer. We reserve the right to offer an alternative if necessary.
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.

Coming up soon

Bank Holiday - Monday 31st August

Teddy Bears' Picnic and Story Book Day

Come and hear your favourite stories and discover new literary adventures in our story corner. Bring your teddy and your picnic! Fun for all the family with free entry for every child dressed as a story book character.
(1 free child per full paying adult)
* Visit Storytellers -
Pauline Hazlewood, author of children's books with stories on real trains.
Michael O'Leary - here telling Sussex folk tales.
* Create an Amberley Museum comic book scene.
*Take part in mask making and decorating
Get create and compose a story, for a competition.
Come and see Teddy Bear making demonstrations
Help the fairies find their way home!
Meet Mr Perks the Station Master
Polar Bear the steam railway engine will be in action offering rides

See snippets of Amberley Museum at our new Youtube Channel


Job Vacancy - 05/08/15

We are looking for a competent bookkeeper to work up to 3 days a week
at the Museum.


Further dates proposed for the Amberley Footplate Experience.

With the previously published dates now being fully booked 2 additional dates have been added to this year's footplate courses. If you missed out and are still interested, then please contact the Museum as soon as possible.
Sunday 16 August 2015 Now fully booked
Wednesday 9 September 2015 - Just one space remaining now!
The Museum passenger train will also be steam worked on these new dates

Friday 4th, Saturday 5th & Sunday 6th Sept

Ale at Amberley 10
(Friday and Saturday evening ticketed)

Join us for the 10th Ale at Amberley. Local and national beers, ciders and perries, something for all tastes. Sessions on Friday, Saturday and Sunday afternoons (normal Museum entry) and Friday and Saturday evenings (advance tickets).
Come and enjoy an amazing beer festival in the heart of the South Downs at Amberley Museum.
Over 80 local and national beers, ciders and perries.

Forthcoming Events

Historic Cycle Day - Sunday 13th September

Help celebrate the Veteran Cycle Club’s 60th birthday and see all sorts of bicycles from 1800 to the present. The day includes a ride around the Museum and riders are encouraged to wear period dress
Friday and Saturday day sessions 12noon - 4:30pm
Normal Museum entry price, pay on the door. Museum open as normal from 10:00am.
Click here for prices
Friday & Saturday evening sessions 6pm - 10:30pm Avanced tickets only, £5.00 a ticket.
To book evening tickets,
download a booking form here ,
Alternatively, telephone the Museum office on:
01798 831 370 option 4

Miniature Steam Weekend - Saturday 19th &                                           Sunday 20th September

Back by popular demand, this is your chance to see small scale steam engines in operation at Amberley Museum.

Alfa Romeo Car Owners Visit - Saturday 26th September

See a selection of Alfas when the local owners’ club visits and displays their beautiful vehicles.

Southdown Bus Day - Sunday 27th September
Celebrating 100 years of Southdown

2015 marks the 100th anniversary of the Southdown Bus Company. See and ride on our collection of these amazing buses, along with visiting vehicles from near and far.
  1. Kids Activities
    Kids Activities
    Wednesdays during the school holidays
  2. Regular Events
    Regular Events
    Events are held on some Saturdays and most Sundays during the season
  3. Collections
    Exhibition Halls include a Print Shop, Fire, Bus and Rail Halls, Radio, Electricity, Telecoms and Roadmaking
  4. Village Green
    Village Green
    The first area reached on entering the Museum, with a representative 1950s feel
  5. Polelathe Turning
    Polelathe Turning
    On Event & other days, in the Bodgers camp
  6. Murphy
    "Murphy" is a recent addition to the collection of Road Rollers at the Museum