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Amberley Museum & Heritage Centre

New Barn Road, Amberley BN18 9LT, England
+44 1798 831370
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Back inTime

Amberley Museumis a working museum, both inside and out. The people we met on our visit were... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
45Ann
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Ventnor, England, United Kingdom
Still brilliant, coming back after some years

I used to take my kids here many years ago, they're now long grown up and only one still lives... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
millhouze
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Penang Island, Malaysia
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OPENING 7th MARCH 2018 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 print shop, lime kilns, road steam engines, standard gauge line, stationary engines, greenwood village and more. The museum is home to traditional craftspeople, such as the wood turners 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. Right next to Amberley railway station, with direct trains from London, Bognor and Portsmouth (check before you travel), we have a large, free car park.
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  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
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“vintage bus” (25 reviews)
“steam train” (26 reviews)
“train ride” (33 reviews)
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LOCATION
New Barn Road, Amberley BN18 9LT, England
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+44 1798 831370
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"vintage bus"
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"steam train"
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"train ride"
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"all ages"
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"chalk pit"
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"large site"
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"narrow gauge railway"
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"fire station"
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"run by volunteers"
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"james bond"
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"double decker bus"
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"round the site"
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"five hours"
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"old quarry"
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"heritage centre"
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"gift aid"
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"step back in time"
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Amberley Museumis a working museum, both inside and out. The people we met on our visit were knowledgeable and only too willing to talk about their various activities. There are old buses and a train to help you get around the site, all in all...More

Thank 45Ann
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AmberleyMuseum, Marketing & Communications Manager at Amberley Museum & Heritage Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for your review

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Reviewed 4 days ago

I used to take my kids here many years ago, they're now long grown up and only one still lives nearby. Recently made return visit with my young grandson and now adult child. It's still brilliant, well worth the visit especially if you have decent...More

Thank millhouze
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AmberleyMuseum, Marketing & Communications Manager at Amberley Museum & Heritage Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for your review. We are so pleased that you have revisited the Museum after many years, now with your grandchildren. You must have some interesting memories from the Museum when your children were young. Kind regards

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Reviewed 5 days ago

There is so much to see , a mixture of inside and out , large site with busses and train to help move around . Have been before but still feels fresh ,must see the Electricity building and get the volunteers to demo the generator...More

Thank Rod W
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AmberleyMuseum, Marketing & Communications Manager at Amberley Museum & Heritage Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hello Rod, thank you so much for your review. Our volunteers are always happy to speak to our visitors, and pass on their knowledge and experience of the Museum exhibits. We appreciate all the support we are given by our visitors and members, as we...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

Arriving here I was a bit dubious as from the entrance you cannot appreciate the size of the site, it's very large. There is ample free parking available and it is well sign posted. On entry, everyone seemed very welcoming and there was genuine enthusiasm...More

Thank T L
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AmberleyMuseum, Marketing & Communications Manager at Amberley Museum & Heritage Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for your review. The Museum is set in a 36 old chalk quarry, with over 40 exhibits so there is a lot to see at the Museum. Thank you for your comments on the "do not touch" signs, I have passed this information...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice place to visit, plenty to see, plenty to do, nice cafe with generous potions. There's a steam (small gauge) train, covers about 1/4 of a mile radius with a few carriages on it, there's a bus service on site to run you up...More

Thank Mike B
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AmberleyMuseum, Marketing and Communications Manager at Amberley Museum & Heritage Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Mike B, thank you for your review. The Museum is set in a 36 acre site, with an old industrial narrow gauge track running from one end of the site to the other. The train we have on offer each day varies due to...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My partner and I had a great visit to this museum, which is uniquely set in an old chalk pit. The other half was excited to learn that this was the location for filming location for the James Bond film ‘A View To A Kill’!...More

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AmberleyMuseum, Marketing and Communications Manager at Amberley Museum & Heritage Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello, thank you for your review. Yes, we are very proud of the part the Museum got to play in the James Bond 'A View to a Kill'. I know the bus group love to tell the story that the Golden Gate Bridge is just...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came here with two 4 year old children, they had an absolute ball. From riding the vintage buses and the steam train, watching the wood workers, playing with lots of interactive exhibits to making calls on the working vintage dial telephones. What a great place....More

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AmberleyMuseum, Marketing and Communications Manager at Amberley Museum & Heritage Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Bromlea,, Thank your for your review. We are pleased that your family enjoyed their visit to the Museum. Children always enjoy the telephone exhibition, I think they love to hear all the bells ringing. They are also fascinated by the old fashioned dials, that...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Amberley museum is near Arundel and easy to find. We were on Saturday and there were lots of Brownies groups around. The place is quiet big. One can travel inside the premises on preserved buses or steam and diesel trains or just walk They...More

Thank Marta S
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AmberleyMuseum, Marketing & Communications Manager at Amberley Museum & Heritage Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello Marta S, Thank you for your review of your visit to the Museum. We had an annual Guiding and Scouting weekend at the Museum this weekend, so the Museum was busy, but as you said the site is quiet big. It is a 36...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited with an 11 yr old boy and 6 yr old girl.This place is more than you think. Plenty of hands on for the kids. Railway for kids and parents to enjoy.Plenty to see. There are various little museums to visit. Transportation as well...More

Thank julie w
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AmberleyMuseum, Marketing & Communications Manager at Amberley Museum & Heritage Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello Julie W, Thank you for your lovely review. We are pleased that you enjoyed your visit to the Museum. You are right, there is a lot more here than people realise. With the 36 acre site to explore, there are over 40 exhibits which...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We met up with friends at Amberley Museum. It was our first visit and my husband was thoroughly enjoying himself. There were lots of engineering exhibitions, such as Strowger telephone exchanges, electrical things and tools. My husband had completed his apprenticeship with BT and had...More

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AmberleyMuseum, Marketing & Communications Manager at Amberley Museum & Heritage Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello Chrissylenny, Thank you for your review. We are pleased you enjoyed your visit to the Museum. It is surprising what you can discover in our exhibits, as they stretch over 150 years covering many different areas of life and work. Kind regards.

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Geoff D
March 21, 2018|
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Response from AmberleyMuseum | Property representative |
Most of our events are hosted on a weekend. We do not have any event planned on the Friday 22nd June, but on the Sat 23rd and Sun 24th June it is our Emergency Services Weekend. The museum itself has plenty to see on a... More
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Wendy1305
October 7, 2017|
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Response from balmoraljames | Reviewed this property |
Hi It's all included there are no extras at the museum.
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Diane M
August 15, 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.
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