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Amberley Museum & Heritage Centre

Station Road | Amberley, Arundel BN18 9LT, England
+44 1798 831370
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Amazing Place

What a fantastic place for both children and adults alike! Simply amazing. So much to see, trains... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
calamityjane_11
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west midlands
Visit with grandchild

We found the museum interesting and educational, my grandson particularly enjoyed the vintage bus... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
backlaner
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north yorkshire
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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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Station Road | Amberley, Arundel BN18 9LT, England
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Reviewed 4 days ago

What a fantastic place for both children and adults alike! Simply amazing. So much to see, trains and buses to enjoy riding on. The inside displays are well presented and nicely detailed. The staff / volunteers are so lovely and full of pride for their...More

Thank calamityjane_11
Reviewed 5 days ago

We found the museum interesting and educational, my grandson particularly enjoyed the vintage bus ride with working conductor. There is a café on site serving reasonably priced food and picnic facilities are available. We didn't mange to get around all the site so maybe a...More

2  Thank backlaner
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We used to take our grandson now aged 23 and our grandaughter now 21yrs when they where aged about 5 and 3, we went so many times they new the staff by name,all these years later we take our second grandson aged 4 and our...More

Thank maricakes
AmberleyMuseum, Public Relations Manager at Amberley Museum & Heritage Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear maricakes, thank you for your review... I used to come here as a child too (now on the staff)! I think for some of us the love of the place takes over and there's no escape! So lovely to hear so many of your...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had not visited for a while after taking our children there a lot when little, now its the grandchildren's turn, lots of new things have been added since the last time we were there, grandkids loved going on the steam train and the bus, loved...More

1  Thank lea252
AmberleyMuseum, Public Relations Manager at Amberley Museum & Heritage Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to review your visit. I'm pleased to hear you had a great day out here with your grandchildren. Please remember if you are likely to visit more than twice in 12 months you may benefit from our annual membership.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My partner had seen this on a TV programme and really wanted to come but I was not sure. What a surprise , how electricity has evolved .how to make a bow , a train ride and a beer and cider barn. Not what expected...More

Thank Sarah R
AmberleyMuseum, Public Relations Manager at Amberley Museum & Heritage Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Sarah R, thank you for your review and I'm pleased you enjoyed it here. For the record, the beer and cider was for our ale festival which we hold once a year: please don't expect it every time you visit!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went with a special needs child who has a compass card ( this gives discounted or free entry for child and or carer), when I produced the card at the ticket office the lady there said "we don't like taking these as you do...More

Thank Denise E
AmberleyMuseum, Public Relations Manager at Amberley Museum & Heritage Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Denise E, thank you for taking the time to review your visit. I'm horrified to hear what you say was said at the entrance. Please could you email me (Ruth) on marketing@amberleymuseum.co.uk with the date of your visit so that I can look into...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We love this place for a family visit, and converted our day ticket to an annual pass. There are lots of interesting things - telecommunications, a small train, old buses, electricity exhibitions, etc. Most of it is really hands on - it was surprisingly good...More

1  Thank Simon R
AmberleyMuseum, Public Relations Manager at Amberley Museum & Heritage Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Simon R, thank you for reviewing your visit and I'm pleased to hear you enjoyed the hands-on aspects of the Museum. Eclectic we are - and we look forward to seeing you and your family again soon.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I took my 5 children aged 2-13. My son is a powered wheelchair...it is all totally accessible for him with ramps into and out of buildings. The land is all fairly flat too. My kids all loved it. They love 'going back through time'. The...More

Thank melphillips83
AmberleyMuseum, Public Relations Manager at Amberley Museum & Heritage Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to review your visit. Please call us in advance of your next visit as we do have an accessible coach for the railway which we use whenever we can - we'll do our utmost to get your son a...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We thought we would visit this museum on our way to Arundel and it was ok but thought there would be more things on show as it's quit a large site, but everything is very spaced out. A couple of exhibits of old televisions and...More

Thank ronborrett
AmberleyMuseum, Public Relations Manager at Amberley Museum & Heritage Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear ronborrett, thank you for reviewing your visit. Most people enjoy the relaxed, spacious nature of the site so I'm sorry you didn't. Obviously there are risk assessments for our trains and rolling stock in public use: we take health and safety very seriously. There...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Entrance to the site is £11.50 per adult or you can buy a 2 adult and 3 children (up to age 15) ticket for £34 which is great value. Car parking is free and the train station shares the museum carpark so if you don't...More

1  Thank balmoraljames
AmberleyMuseum, Public Relations Manager at Amberley Museum & Heritage Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for a great review. I'm pleased to hear you had a brilliant day out and you think our ticket pricing is sensible. We hope to see you again soon.

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Diane M
15 August 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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angelajones268
4 February 2017|
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Response from AmberleyMuseum | Property representative |
Yes absolutely! We are the proud recipients of the Kennel Club "Most dog friendly day out" 2016 award. We ask that dogs except guide dogs stay outside our restaurant but we have plenty of outside seating where there is a... More
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ginnybailey
29 December 2016|
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Response from AmberleyMuseum | Property representative |
A lot of information can be found on our website on the "visit us" tab and then "accessibility information". Generally speaking and during the main season disabled visitors pay standard prices and carers (one per visitor... More
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