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Address: Station Road | Amberley, Arundel BN18 9LT, England
Phone Number:
+44 1798 831370
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Wed - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

Step back in time at Amberley Museum, a remarkable heritage site in the...

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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Santa Claus at Amberley.

My wife and I took our grandson George (aged 7) to see Santa Claus at Amberley Museum on Saturday the12th of December. He and we had a great time, lots to see and do. Bus and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed December 15, 2015
Chichester, United Kingdom
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Chichester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 15, 2015

My wife and I took our grandson George (aged 7) to see Santa Claus at Amberley Museum on Saturday the12th of December. He and we had a great time, lots to see and do. Bus and train ride's and also the Museum. Great day.

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Arundel, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 15, 2015

choose a fine day,lots of things going on that will interest all the family.this is a working museum with volantiers manning various activities.the wheelrights, the garages (with vintage autos, buses and the like.a telecoms and electrical house,and a lime kiln!

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Pulborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 15, 2015

Fantastic museum with lots of interesting things to see. A vintage bus operates in peak season taking you around the site. Lots of hands on activities for children, pic nic areas and a restaurant. Opposite the rain station too so accessible by public transport. Nice range of gifts in the shop.

Thank Sandra A
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 14, 2015

We visited as a family group spanning young children to grandparent. A really interesting and informative morning viewing a diverse collection which is staffed by passionate and very friendly volunteers and staff. We’ll be returning in the near future.

Thank RickDevon
RuthDewdney, Public Relations Manager at Amberley Museum & Heritage Centre, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and I'm glad to hear you enjoyed your visit. Please remember we do annual memberships which may save you money if you plan to visit just three times in a year. Call the office on 01798 831370 option 4 or ask on arrival for info. More 

Maidstone, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 21, 2015

Ideal place for a interesting afternoon out on a nice day! Loads of different things to look at and do, perfect for children, loads of space, friendly staff.

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Newport, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2015

My husband and I spent the morning here and it was very interesting. We had a bus ride around the centre with a driver who was very informative and funny. I think overall it was more enjoyable for my husband as he loved the old transport.

Thank 1happymum
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2015

This is a working museum and so, for example, it is possible to ride on buses and narrow gauge railway. It is worth looking at the museum website for the special activities that are planned on the day of your proposed visit.. Our eyes were opened in the transport museum! Did Clive Sinclair really think people would be enthusiastic to... More 

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Harrow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2015

Natural. Realistic. So much history. All sited in the old chalk quarries. Easy access for walking and wheelchairs and prams. Old bus and train also inside to get you to all areas. What they have in each setting is quite unbelievable. Perfect for oldies to bring back memories and for children to learn. so much there to see. the bird... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2015 via mobile

I had identified Amberley as a potential family outing some time ago, and October half term gave us the opportunity for a first visit. And what a superb museum - so much to see and do, this kept us occupied all day, and we still didn't get to see everything. We spent the day buzzing around on the on site... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2015

Went for my husbands birthday, was a great day felt like big kids being taken back in time, loved the electricity museum the lady guide was so informative as we tried different experiments also had fun playing with the telephones it was quiet but everything was open/running brilliant value for money everyone was very chatty & friendly. car parking was... More 

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