Due to the current Coronavirus situation, our schools programme is temporarily on hold.
We are exploring how to adapt our workshops in accordance with the latest health and safety guidance, and will be updating these pages as and when necessary.
If you would like to make a booking for the 2020-2021 school year, please contact the Learning Officer firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and to discuss your requirements.
Amberley Museum is a safe, self-contained rural site with 36 acres of indoor and outdoor exhibits to suit a wide variety of groups and learning objectives, with a particular focus on History and STEM. Many include hands-on elements or live demonstrations by our dedicated volunteers, enabling children to experience first-hand the changes that have taken place in our everyday lives since the Industrial Revolution.
Amberley Museum is popular with a wide range of groups including those with special needs, home educators, out-of-school learners, early years groups, family centres and language schools. We understand that all learners are different and take care to adapt our service to your needs.
Planning your school visit
DID YOU KNOW? 1 in 5 schools in and around the South Downs National Park are eligible to apply for a travel grant of up to £300 to visit Amberley Museum. To find out more, click here.
We are open all year round, from Wednesday to Sunday, for pre-arranged visits.
Most groups choose to include a museum-led workshop as part of their day: these hands-on, cross-curricular sessions are a great way to bring Amberley’s collections to life for younger visitors.
We also welcome self-led visits and are currently working on materials to help support this.
All school groups can make use of our undercover lunch spaces and gift shop, and take a ride on our narrow-gauge railway.
Our ample, free car parking and position adjacent to Amberley mainline train station also makes us a practical choice for a fuss-free day out.
Due to the historical nature of some of our exhibits and spaces, not all areas of the site are wheelchair accessible. If there are any accessibility needs within your group, please let us know so we can advise you further.