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“Plenty of interesting things to see and do”

Amberley Museum & Heritage Centre
Ranked #2 of 30 things to do in Arundel
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: TEMPORARILY CLOSED. 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 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. 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.
Reviewed May 15, 2013

We visited on the steam event day.The staff made us feel welcome and explained the exhibits.there was plenty of seating on the site which is important for my husband as he cannot walk long distances.We rode the train and vintage bus so were able to visit all the site and enjoy the experience. Only two negatives * the refreshment tent was making fresh coffee which was very good but we had to wait a very long time for it to percolate * the reduction for OAP was only a pound so at a total of £18 for two of us not a cheap day out and we were also encouraged to give gifts for train and bus ride which we did. However would recommend this as a good day out if you are interested in our industrial and engineering past.

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Reviewed May 12, 2013

Paid a visit on Spring Fayre Day with my elderly mother and wife. Pleasant weather and well attended event..... Car park full at 10.30am. Despite numbers the site managed to absorb them easily and never felt conjested. Very educational and interesting 'badgers camp' on site which I think must be unique to a UK museum. Plenty for the industrial historian, especially relating to lime working and past times in Sussex. Staff friendly and enthusiastic. Very much recommended for a full day out - even if this isn't your kind of thing.

1  Thank Jonathan L
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Reviewed May 9, 2013

An excellent day here, plenty to see and do. Interesting, informative and good value for money.

It shows the histories of electricity, telephones, radio, tv and videos. I was depressed to see tv's and video players that I remember us having when I was a child - now there in a museum haha.

There is a little steam train that you can go on to reach other parts of the museum and if you want you can get a vintage bus back!

This is all mainly run by volunteers and it is clearly obvious that they love their work and are delighted to be showing people things.

Thank GeorgeIII
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Reviewed May 7, 2013

This was an excellent Bank Holiday day out! We felt we had our £11 worth! The 36 acre site ( once a chalk pit) includes narrow guage railway,childrens' playground,restaurant,nature trail,gift shop,pottery,picnic areas and numerous exhibitions,such as telecommunications and vintage wireless. There are plenty of 'buttons' for the children to press,they need never be bored! There are also plenty of places to sit for the more elderly.Through the year 'Special days'(such as Classic Car Summer Picnic,Craft and Food Fair,Hands-on Half Term) are worth fining out about. A chance to keep our heritage alive and relax and enjoy ourselves too! A very good attraction.

Thank Jennie C
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Reviewed May 7, 2013

A fascinating day out with the grandchild retro this working Museum. From the old country crafts to a practical look at electrical power, telecoms through the ages and rail heritage. A great place with attractions throughout the year.

Thank percivalUk
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