Amberley Museum & Heritage Centre

Spring Industrial Trains at Amberley Museum & Heritage Centre

Sunday 15th April 2018

Narrow gauge action on the Museum’s railway, plus demonstrations runs with the Road Machine contractors’ monorail. With our resident steam trains enjoy riding the railway around the site.

This is your first opportunity this year to see our eclectic collections of industrial rolling stock and engines out and about on our narrow gauge line within the Museum.

We have a Road Contractors’ monorail and will be demonstrating this during the day too, as well as “Burt”, our standard gauge loco. For just £5 you can try your hand at driving a diesel loco on our cliffside line. All monies raised go back into Museum funds for maintaining our collections.

While the event is focussed on our rail section, the rest of the Museum is open as normal so you can spend the day here discovering our other exhibits as well as the delights of our rail collection in action.

On Saturday our visitors enjoyed our first ever Fooling Around event for April Fools’ Day. People were entertained learning circus skills with Juggling Jake and interacting with bubbles, with Malcolm and his Bubble Pop fun.

On Sunday (2nd April) there was a huge turnout for our Vintage Car Show, one of our longest running and most popular events of the year. Hundreds of visitors came to see one of the best collections of vintage motoring we have been lucky enough to display, and owners and exhibitors enjoyed a great day, helped by good weather and some rare and interesting vehicles.

Amberley Museum is a remarkable heritage site in the Sussex South Downs, with 36 acres to explore and over 40 exhibit buildings to visit, focusing on industrial and transport history. Take a ride on the narrow gauge railway and historic bus. Exhibits include the telecommunications hall, electricity hall, working printshop, lime kilns, steam engines and more.

The Museum is home to traditional craftspeople such as the woodturners and blacksmith, with a café, gift shop, nature trails and picnic areas. The Museum is accessibility friendly and dogs are welcome on site. We have been awarded the Kennel Club ‘Best Dog Friendly Attraction Award’ for Days Out 2016.