Museum Areas
  1. Fire Station
    Fire Station
    Built to a 1950's style, housing a number of period tenders and an exhibition.
  2. Village Garage
    Village Garage
    Replica 1930's garage, petrol station and Cycle Shop with equipment and tools of the period.
  3. Connected Earth
    Connected Earth
    Telecommunications Hall gallery reflects the history of telecommunications through hands-on and traditional displays.
  4. Electricity Hall
    Electricity Hall
    Displays on a wide range of domestic electrical appliances. The exhibition also tells the story of the discovery of electricity.
  5. Southdown Bus Garage
    Southdown Bus Garage
    Replica 1920's garage, home to a unique collection of restored vintage buses and an en exhibition outlining the history of Southdown.
  6. Wireless Exhibition
    Wireless Exhibition
    Collection includes a variety of domestic, amateur and professional communications equipment. There is also an amateur radio station, which is sometimes in operation.
  7. De Witt Kilns & Life at Lime
    De Witt Kilns & Life at Lime
    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.
  8. Pottery Workshop
    Pottery Workshop
    Working Pottery producing traditional and contemporary earthenware. Check with the Museum office for opening days, if making a special visit.
  9. Wheelwrights
    Cartwheels of different stages of construction, are displayed.
  10. Narrow Gauge Railway
    Narrow Gauge Railway
  11. Printing Workshop
    Printing Workshop
    Historic printing equipment is housed and demonstrated. Items printed at the shop are for sale, to include post cards, wrapping paper and notebooks.
  12. Paviors' Museum
    Paviors' Museum
    Exhibition on the development of roads and their construction. Also see the cycle display house within the building.
  13. Tools and Trades History Society
    Tools and Trades History Society
    The Tools and Trades History Society (TATHS) owns and displays its own substantial collection of tools at Amberley. The collection covers many trades, including the wheelwright, shipwright, leatherworker, plumber, engineer, surveyor, carpenter, cabinetmaker and silversmith as well as tools associated with agriculture and horticulture. There is an unusual collection of hand or (foot-powered) treadle operated machinery, including several lathes, grinders, a circular saw, a jig saw and a planing machine. Volunteers open the TATHS buildings on Wednesdays and Fridays and sometimes on other days of the week, but there is plenty of room for new members to join in. You could: • welcome visitors and talk to them about the tools on show • restore donated tools to display condition in the group's dedicated workshop • identify tools brought in by visitors • research tools using the collection and the group's extensive library of books and catalogues. If you want to make sure that the buildings will be open on the day you plan to visit, phone the museum staff on 01798 831 370 to check, or email