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Amberley Museum & Heritage Centre

Station Road | Amberley, Arundel BN18 9LT, England
+44 1798 831370
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Fascinating musem

Set in a disused quarry. Great little workshops. Little train and an old double decker bus for... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Judith C
Sleaford, United Kingdom
Miniature Steam Weekend

Grandma and Grand dad with the x2 grandchildren. 2 years and 7 years. Grand dad chose to visit... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Step back in time at Amberley Museum, a remarkable heritage site in the Sussex South Downs, between Storrington and Arundel, focusing on industrial and transport history. Most days the bus service and narrow gauge railway run, which take visitors to the far end of the site where the electricity, communications and railway exhibition halls can be found. Further exhibits include the working printshop, lime kilns, road steam engines, standard gauge line, stationary engines, greenwood village and more. The Museum is home to traditional craftspeople, such as the woodturners and blacksmith, with a cafe, gift shop, playground, nature trails and picnic areas. It’s well worth a visit and there is plenty to do in all weathers. We are hosting over 50 events in 2017 from children’s activity days to classic vehicle shows; from the amazing Robotslive in July to our new art activity week in August. We open from 8th March to 29th October, seven days a week during Sussex school holidays and on Bank Holidays, otherwise Wednesday to Sunday. Right next to Amberley railway station, with direct trains from London, Bognor and Portsmouth (check before you travel), we have a large, free carpark. Please see our website for further information.
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Station Road | Amberley, Arundel BN18 9LT, England
+44 1798 831370
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Set in a disused quarry. Great little workshops. Little train and an old double decker bus for tours and to save weary feet. The history of electricity building was fascinating

Thank Judith C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Grandma and Grand dad with the x2 grandchildren. 2 years and 7 years. Grand dad chose to visit Amberley on the Miniature steam and model weekend. This museum is great for history, going back in time. Lots of " I remember that!" from Grand dad....More

Thank Pinkshoes26
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great little morning out. Lots to look at. The staff are very informative and clearly passionate. I loved travelling on the old bus with conducted me and learning about the ild Southdowns Buses. Plenty of coffee and food stops around the site. Lovely nature trails...More

Thank MG5891
Reviewed 1 week ago

A truly remarkable museum attraction. It's got the lot.... interactive kids stuff, historical transport, traditional 'arts and crafts' and a place to have a light lunch. Something for everyone and at a reasonable price. We enjoyed every minute.

1  Thank Tom L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was my husbands choice on holiday so I wasn't sure what to expect, but I am really pleased I went along with him. The centre is located in chalk pits which made it feel completely isolated. From the moment we stepped through the entrance...More

Thank JeannieK2210
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is such a wonderful place. The Amberley working Museum and Heritage Centre is a joy for adults and children alike. With free parking and just a short walk to the entry, the highlights of this open air museum (you walk between heritage buildings that...More

Thank Maritime_Historian
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

if you want an interesting place to spend the day this is it, lots to see for all the family, vintage buses and train to ride on,nice restaurant and plenty of space for picnics, even better if they have a special event on,always enjoy it...More

Thank feduptrying2015
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very interesting & nostalgic museum, a lot bigger than we thought. Good to see the many household items & machinery over the years. The wood carving was very good.

Thank JulieY96
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is one place you can visit time and again and always find something new. The museum has items affecting local peoples lives over recent history and how they have improved. Everything from transport to printing to electricity, etc, etc, etc. There can be a...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a fantastic place for both children and adults alike! Simply amazing. So much to see, trains and buses to enjoy riding on. The inside displays are well presented and nicely detailed. The staff / volunteers are so lovely and full of pride for their...More

Thank calamityjane_11
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7 October 2017|
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Response from balmoraljames | Reviewed this property |
Hi It's all included there are no extras at the museum.
Diane M
15 August 2017|
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Response from SussexMum78 | Property representative |
it is £10.50 for a senior to explore the whole Museum. everything included, although they welcome donations in some areas.
4 February 2017|
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Response from AmberleyMuseum | Property representative |
Yes absolutely! We are the proud recipients of the Kennel Club "Most dog friendly day out" 2016 award. We ask that dogs except guide dogs stay outside our restaurant but we have plenty of outside seating where there is a... More