The museum currently receives very little external support and its finances are dependent on the income generated from visitors. In 2015 a little over 45,000 people, including over 3,000 school children, visited the museum or attended events run on the site. The income this generates is sufficient to cover the museum’s annual running costs and day to day maintenance needs. It doesn’t allow for larger capital works and refurbishments or the development of our education work.
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Despite adequate provision across the site, the toilets throughout the museum are showing significant signs of wear and tear. There is an ambition to refurbish all the toilets across the site over the next 2 years, when funds are available.
In particular, there are two sets of toilets by the Base and Connected Earth in temporary buildings which are difficult to maintain. The flooring needs replacing and the fittings are showing their age. The lighting is not strong enough and also needs replacing.
To ensure that our 45,000 visitors per year and our dedicated team of 550 volunteers and 40 staff have the best experience possible when supporting our work on site, we need your help!
It will cost approx. £7,000 to replace the flooring, lighting and fittings in these toilets and complete the works by early February 2017.
Our year-round education activities and programme of events enable people to explore the diverse buildings and exhibits and participate in hands-on interactive activities across the 36-acre site, including over 3,000 school children every year.
Amberley brings to life the unique story of working life in the South East from 150 years ago to present day. We provide year-round educational activities including our popular journey’s workshop and ingenious inventions over the ages and loan boxes for use in schools and groups off-site. We also run successful Toddler Tuesdays bringing the museum visitors of the future into the museum for storytelling and simple activities based on our collections.
How to support us
If you would like to donate to our Annual Fund to support these priority projects you can do so via our JustGiving web page.
Alternatively, you can send us a cheque, made out to 'Amberley Museum' to our postal address: Station Road, Amberley, Near Arundel, West Sussex, BN18 9LT
If you are a UK taxpayer please do Gift Aid.
Many thanks for your support.