During the current lockdown, Amberley’s learning team is working hard to continue to offer your primary school quality educational experiences. Please see below for further details, and email email@example.com with any queries.
If you need to remain at school…
NEW! – Virtual Visits
From January 2021, our popular 60-minute KS1 ‘Journeys’ workshop can be delivered to your class online, via the digital platform of your choice.
Pupils will experience the same activities as if they were here at the Museum, animated by the Learning Officer and a number of our knowledgeable volunteers through a series of pre-recorded videos, interactive elements and questions slots.
- A ride on the narrow-gauge railway.
- A visit to the wheelwrights’ workshop to see cartwheels and find out how they’re made.
- A visit to the Village Garage to investigate bicycles and motorised vehicles from the early- to mid-20th century.
- A ride on one of our vintage buses.
- FREE ‘Design a Train Ticket’ pre-visit activity!
Virtual Visits can be booked at 10am, 11.15am and 1pm on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.
£40 per class/30 children
NEW! – Loan Boxes
From January 2021, you can borrow a box of artefacts from the Museum’s collection to enhance your onsite learning. To use this service, a member of staff must be able to pick up and drop off the box to the Museum.
- Industrial Revolution
N.B. We are building up a library of loan boxes on popular themes. If you have a suggestion for a new loan box that would suit your school curriculum, please get in touch!
- 10+ themed Museum artefacts and props for related activities
- Artefact fact sheets
- Handling notes
- Activity prompts
Mini (2 weeks): £40 / Regular (half term): £100
To reserve an experience, please email the Learning Officer at firstname.lastname@example.org
Planning your school visit
DID YOU KNOW? 1 in 5 schools in and around the South Downs National Park is eligible to apply for a travel grant of up to £300 to visit Amberley Museum. To find out more, click here.
All school groups can make use of our undercover lunch spaces and gift shop, and take a ride on our narrow-gauge railway. Please note, due to COVID-19 restrictions, our on-site shuttle bus is not currently running.
Our ample, free car/coach parking and position adjacent to Amberley mainline train station 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.