With 36 acres to explore and over 40 exhibits to visit, there is so much to Discover, Learn and Have Fun at Amberley Museum.
Located in the South Downs the Museum is dedicated to the industrial heritage of the South of England. Exhibits include the BT connected Earth communications, Electricity hall with our tesla coil demonstrations, railway exhibition halls, Life and Lime the history of the chalk quarry, Greenwood village crafts, histoic buses and much more. Most days the historic bus service is running as well as the narrow gauge railway which takes visitors around the Museum.
Further exhibits include the working print shop where children can have a go at printing a card with their name on, road steam engines, radio and TV exhibition, standard gauge line, stationary engines and more. On special days the amateur radio station is operational and visitors can witness communications across the globe. Amateur radio operators can listen out for our station GB2CPM.
The Museum is home to traditional craftspeople, such as the wheelwrights and blacksmith, with a café, gift shop and picnic areas. There are two nature trails, a bug hotel and two ponds, and depending on the time of year you visit, rare orchids, spring flowers, butterflies and many other wonders of nature to see.
The Museum is hosting over 50 events in 2017 ranging from children’s activity days to classic vehicle shows, and we are pleased to welcome Hawking About on chosen dates, demonstrating their owls and birds of prey.
We open from March to October, seven days a week during Sussex school holidays and on Bank Holidays, otherwise Wednesday to Sunday. We are right next to Amberley railway station, with direct trains from London Victoria, Bognor Regis and Portsmouth and we have a large, free carpark.
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