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Amberley Museum & Heritage Centre

New Barn Road, Amberley BN18 9LT, England
+44 1798 831370
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Very interesting

Good for grown and children with plenty of indoor indoor exhibits and there were some of the... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Eric B
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Margate, United Kingdom
good day out

Really enjoyed taking our two grandchildren to the venue, staff very helpful ,my only grouse was... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
bigfool
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arundel
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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%
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“vintage bus” (25 reviews)
“steam train” (26 reviews)
“train ride” (33 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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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 5 days ago

Good for grown and children with plenty of indoor indoor exhibits and there were some of the "working" displays up and running. Train or bus rides around the site are included in the admission. Cannot comment on the catering as not used. Good points friendly...More

Thank Eric B
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AmberleyMuseum, Marketing & Communications Manager at Amberley Museum & Heritage Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hello Eric B, thank you for your review. We are currently recruiting more volunteers to help us improve the visitor experience to the Museum. We have recently been able to employ a volunteer coordinator with the help of funding, so she is actively looking at...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Really enjoyed taking our two grandchildren to the venue, staff very helpful ,my only grouse was the café ,everything was overpriced ,captive audience ,so why should they worry, I would go again ,but take a picnic ,there were plenty of people there doing just that...More

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

Thank you for your review. We are pleased you have enjoyed your visit to the Museum. Having reviewed the feedback from last season, we have recently reviewed our catering offer at the Museum, and improved the selection of products available. By improving the offer, and...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited at the end of the Easter Holidays on a Saturday. Good - its a really nice place to walk around and explore all the various exhibits on show. Thiers quite a verity to see and everything is really informative and somewhat interactive. i...More

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

Hello Feistytiger, Thank you for your review, we always appreciate all feedback we receive. The Museum has busy event days and quieter days, as we find some visitors like a quiet day to explore the Museum. The Museum is dependant on the wonderful team of...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an excellent place to visit with grandchildren; in fact they ask to go on return visits each year. There is a lot do see and do which keeps their interest. We enjoy the bus and 'train' ride and visiting the exhibitions. It is...More

Thank sunflower189
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AmberleyMuseum, Marketing Communications Manager at Amberley Museum & Heritage Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Sunflower189, thank you for your review. We are pleased that you enjoyed your visit to the Museum. There is a lot to explore at the Museum in the 36 acre site, come rain or shine. Kind regards.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went for a car rally and enjoyed the day. We had lunch in the restaurant which was very good but we did have to queue for a long time to get the food having said that because of the rally they were very busy...More

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

Thank you for your review. We are pleased you enjoyed your visit to our annual Vintage Car Show. We were not able to have the Fairmile Café open on this occasion, but we are currently reviewing all our catering outlets so we can have it...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have visited twice worth taking visitors there, best to go on the day they have extra attractions such as old buses ets.

Thank Moira M
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AmberleyMuseum, Marketing Communications Manager at Amberley Museum & Heritage Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello Moria M, thank you for your review. We are pleased you enjoyed your visit to one of our event days. Kind regards

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A trip to Amberley Museum is a really good day out. Fine weather is helpful as most of the exhibits are outside and spread over quite a large site. The museum is mostly about old trades, vehicles, crafts and engineering. It will appeal to nostalgic...More

Thank Jan B
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AmberleyMuseum, Marketing Communications Manager at Amberley Museum & Heritage Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review Jan B. We are pleased you enjoyed your visit to the Museum. We hosted our annual Vintage Car show on Easter Sunday this year, so we had lots of vintage vehicles around the site. Also, thank you for your feedback...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our coach party had already booked a visit,sadly we had heavy snow showers.and it was Morris dancers weekend.we all did our best and went to most of the exhibitions,and watched various morris dancers,rode on the old bus.Positive that on good weather day it would be...More

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AmberleyMuseum, Marketing Communications Manager at Amberley Museum & Heritage Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. We are pleased you still decided to visit the Museum despite the snow. There was a lovely atmosphere at the Museum that day with the Morris Dancers, even though they had to move their displays inside due to the weather....More

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Reviewed February 18, 2018

so we( family of 4, with a 3 and 6 year old) went on the grounds of decent weather forecast.. it was below 10 degrees and cloudy, however, a great time to go as it was not the main opening season , the volunteers were...More

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AmberleyMuseum, Public Relations Manager at Amberley Museum & Heritage Centre, responded to this reviewResponded February 19, 2018

Thank you for your feedback on your visit. The activity at the Museum varies from day to day as most of the crafts demonstrated are done by our wonderful team of volunteers. We are pleased that you enjoyed your visit to the Museum, and hope...More

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Reviewed February 13, 2018

We were pleasantly surprised by this place. It's an odd mismatch of buildings and objects but it's a treasure trove of things and full of interesting volunteers with stories to tell. We particularly enjoyed the bus ride and the communication exhibition.More

Thank mrandrew
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AmberleyMuseum, Public Relations Manager at Amberley Museum & Heritage Centre, responded to this reviewResponded February 14, 2018

Thank you for your review. The Museum collection is a mixture of exhibits from the industrial history of Sussex, along with some original buildings from the days of the Amberley Chalk quarry. Also with elements from the communications developments in technology over the years. We...More

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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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