Amberley Museum
Upcoming Events
Mums Can Do
Sunday 15th March
Hands on activities and experiences for Mums. All Mums get free entry when accompanied by a child (of any age!).
Wheelwright Skills Day
Sunday 22nd March
Discover this fascinating craft: come and try your hand at some of the skills of the wheelwright. Use a spoke shave, mark out and hand cut a mortise, learn about traditional ways of cutting wood. Taster sessions available on a first come first served basis.
Joking at Amberley Activity Day with Hawking About
Wednesday 1st April
Solve the riddles, spot the April Fool’s joke and see the owls flying.
Amberley News
Amberley Museum launches biggest event programme for 2015
Amberley Museum is proud to announce our biggest ever programme, with over 50 events scheduled for 2015. Alongside established favourites such as the classic car summer show, railway gala and ale festival, we have a raft of new events. These include a cobweb weekend to open the season, pottery festival and local villages weekend.
Amberley Museum’s first Facebook competition
We’ve just launched our very first competition on Facebook. Please visit to enter, where you can win tickets to our ever popular Santa Special event. But be quick, it closes on 17th November. See the Facebook post for full details.

Amberley Museum Visits St Mary’s CE First School, Washington In Foden Steam Wagon

St Mary's

The children of St Mary’s CE First School in Washington, West Sussex were treated to a visit from Amberley Museum and Heritage Centre in a 1928 Foden Steam Wagon to see first hand how steam power works.

As Willow Class is currently studying transport the school approached Amberley Museum to see if they would consider visiting in a steam vehicle. The Museum Marketing Manager, Kate Russell, agreed to steam up her own engine and together with her husband, Gerald, they drove the vehicle across from Rudgwick, near Horsham to St Mary’s CE First School in Washington. Kate comments: “I thoroughly enjoyed sharing the experience of steam with the children. It brought history to life for them as they could actually smell it. I was asked lots of interesting questions, some of which proved to be a bit tricky!”

St Mary's

Under careful supervision the children were able to get up close to the vehicle to see just how big it was, especially when compared to a modern car! Some of the children were able to measure themselves against the wheels. The front smoke box door was opened to reveal all the boiler tubes and the children were quick to recognise different shapes, patterns and designs.

St Mary's

The Museum will be open every Tuesday – Sunday, including Bank Holiday Mondays throughout the season. Situated within the heart of the South Downs National Park in 36 acres of chalk quarry the Museum boasts a range of exhibits including a vintage bus service and narrow gauge railway, electricity hall, traditional rural craftspeople plus much more.

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