After another five-month closure, Amberley Museum will be opening its doors to visitors on Wednesday 19th May. The 36-acre Museum, in the heart of the South Downs National Park, is eager to reopen with refurbished nature trails (funded by the South Downs National Park Authority’s COVID Recovery Fund), a full 2021 events calendar and vintage bus rides on the weekends.
Whether you’re looking for a family day out or an enthusiast for steam engines, classic cars or vintage buses, Amberley Museum has a wide selection of exhibitions, activities, and events for everyone’s enjoyment. Steampunk Weekend is making a return this Summer as well as the rescheduled brand-new event, James Bond Weekend, highlighting the Museum’s involvement of being a location for ‘A View to a Kill’.
There’s also plenty of family-focussed events, starting with Green Week (May half term), a Family Day on Father’s Day and on the August Bank Holiday an Ale & Crafts Weekend.
The first event is Industrial Trains Day (23rd May) when a steam train will be on the tracks for passenger rides for the first time in over 6 months and there will be plenty more narrow-gauge action. Billingshurst Signal Box will be open and there will be demonstrations on the Industrial Monorail and Standard Gauge railway.
See the full 2021 events calendar here.
The Museum has put in place COVID-19 measures to ensure the safety of visitors, volunteers and staff and has received the ‘We’re Good to Go’ Industry Standard to confirm that it is following Government and industry guidelines and processes to maintain cleanliness and social distancing. Visit https://www.amberleymuseum.co.uk/visit/visit-during-covid-19/ for more information.
Anyone wishing to have a memorable day out at Amberley must book in advance.
The Museum is open 10am – 4:30pm, Wednesdays – Sundays and Bank Holiday Mondays.
There is a café at the Museum which serves hot food and refreshments, with seating both inside and outside on the café terrace and you may also bring picnics. The site is wheelchair accessible, and dogs are welcome on a lead.