Museum Areas
  1. Fire Station
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    Fire Station
    Built to a 1950's style, housing a number of period tenders and an exhibition.
  2. Village Garage & Cycle Shop
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    Village Garage & Cycle Shop
    Replica 1930's garage, petrol station and cycle shop - with equipment and tools of the period
  3. Connected Earth Telecommunications Hall
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    Connected Earth Telecommunications Hall
    This gallery reflects the history of telecommunications through hands-on and traditional displays
  4. Electricity Hall
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    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
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    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
  6. Wireless Exhibition
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    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
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    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
  8. Pottery
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    Pottery
    Working pottery producing traditional and contemporary earthenware. Open most days, however please check with the Museum office if making a special visit
  9. Wheelwrights
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    Wheelwrights
    Cartwheels at different stages of construction are displayed
  10. Railway
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    Railway
    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)
  11. Printing Workshop
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    Printing Workshop
    Historic printing equipment housed and demonstrated. Items printed at Amberley Museum are for sale, to include post cards, wrapping paper and notebooks.
  12. Paviors' Museum of Roadmaking
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    Paviors' Museum of Roadmaking
    Exhibition on the development of roads and their construction. Don't miss - the cycle exhibition housed within the building

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Tools and Trades History Society

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    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 amberley@taths.org.uk .