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Amberley Museum & Heritage Centre

Station Road | Amberley, Arundel BN18 9LT, England
+44 1798 831370
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Fantastic and Interesting Place

I decided to go to visit the Amberley Museum & Heritage Centre, on a day off from work, as I hadn't... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Kevin L
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Worthing, United Kingdom
Day out in Amberley

I have visited here many times with friends and family and always enjoy looking around the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
cshore1
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Littlehampton, United Kingdom
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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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  • Poor1%
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Station Road | Amberley, Arundel BN18 9LT, England
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+44 1798 831370
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Reviewed 6 days ago

I decided to go to visit the Amberley Museum & Heritage Centre, on a day off from work, as I hadn't paid a visit there in a few years. There has been a lot of new displays been built to house various items, including:- Buses,...More

Thank Kevin L
AmberleyMuseum, Public Relations Manager at Amberley Museum & Heritage Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Dear Kevin L, I agree with all your advice: comfortable shoes, your camera and plenty of time are all good things to have for your visit here! I hope you return soon - you don't need to leave it a few years before coming back....More

Reviewed 1 week ago

I have visited here many times with friends and family and always enjoy looking around the exhibits. Makes a nice day out. Had a snack in the cafe for the first time, which was alright, apart from the slice of Quiche, which had very wet...More

Thank cshore1
AmberleyMuseum, Public Relations Manager at Amberley Museum & Heritage Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Dear cshore1, thank you for taking the time to review your visit. I'm sorry you didn't enjoy the quiche but pleased to hear you think it's a nice day out. We hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A great day out and around £40 for six of us. Loads to do for the kids and a fantastic trip down memory lane for us adults. Loads of fun for all ages.

Thank Iain L
AmberleyMuseum, Public Relations Manager at Amberley Museum & Heritage Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Dear Iain L, thank you for reviewing your visit to the Museum. We certainly try to make sure that there's plenty to do for adults and children. We hope to welcome you back again soon.

Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I have been to Amberley on a number of occasions. This however was the first time with our 2 year old grandson and he loved it. The train was a big hit as were the bus and the electricity exhibition. It was...More

Thank SussexNosey
AmberleyMuseum, Public Relations Manager at Amberley Museum & Heritage Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to review your visit. I'm pleased to hear your grandson loved it. If you visit more than twice in a year you may benefit from annual membership - please have a look at our website for prices or ask...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Access to the working museum is via a car park adjacent to Amberley Station. If you are interested in the many attractions, then best to visit on an "event" day, and expect to spend a full day here at least. There is one permanent restaurant,...More

Thank Appenazow
AmberleyMuseum, Public Relations Manager at Amberley Museum & Heritage Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for your lovely review. It's great to be highly recommended and good to hear you think we're reasonably priced.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We returned after a few years and were pleasantly surprised that there were a number of changes. We especially enjoyed chatting to the woodturners. The ride in the train is always a good experience, albeit a very short trip. We were delighted to see all...More

Thank Pat W
AmberleyMuseum, Public Relations Manager at Amberley Museum & Heritage Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Dear Pat W, thank you for your review and I'm glad to hear you think recent changes are for the better! Yes we have lots of events on this year, so your advice to check our website is good. We hope to see you again...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited on a warm summer's day and spent far longer than we expected walking around the huge site and looking in all buildings with their various displays. So many things to see! Volunteers demonstrate different crafts on different days of the week. The original...More

Thank ShaunH290
AmberleyMuseum, Public Relations Manager at Amberley Museum & Heritage Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi ShaunH290, Thank you for taking the time to review your visit. I'm pleased to hear you enjoyed your time here. Yes, we do get lots of schools bringing classes of children on educational visits (but there is plenty of space so individual visitors can...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a great day out here! £12 adults £7 kids. Could easily spend four to five hours seeing everything. Great for kids as the some parts are interactive with buttons to press and things to make, brooms, pottery, woodwork. Buses and trains to ride on...More

Thank tracey t
AmberleyMuseum, Public Relations Manager at Amberley Museum & Heritage Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear tracey t, Thank you for your review and I'm really pleased to hear you think it's good value for money. Visitors who Gift Aid their entry are offered a free drink as a thank you. It's lovely to hear you recognise our passionate volunteers...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited just after Bank Holiday. It didn't meet expectations from website or reviews. The bus shown on website and in brochures wasn't on offer, or the steam train. There were very few volunteers, consequently the only craft being demonstrated was the printing, (which the children...More

2  Thank Justmesouth
AmberleyMuseum, Public Relations Manager at Amberley Museum & Heritage Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Justmesouth, I'm sorry to hear of your disappointment of your visit. We have a large collection of working buses, and different ones appear in our marketing materials, but every day we are open one will be running (barring mechanical breakdown which is possible but...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Spent five hours there with a 7 and 5 year old and neither said I am bored We all enjoyed the bus and train rideMore

Thank Susan W
AmberleyMuseum, Public Relations Manager at Amberley Museum & Heritage Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Susan W, thank you for your review and I'm pleased to hear you all enjoyed the train and buses. We certainly have a lot to keep children of all ages entertained so I'm not surprised they weren't bored! We look forward to welcoming you...More

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angelajones268
Are dogs still welcome at the attraction? we have a well behaved Irish Water Spaniel. if they are still welcome are there any restricted areas?
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
What are your prices re blue badge holders and what are your disabled facilities?
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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mcneil m
can we bring our dog (standard poodle) in with us thank you mrs m mcneil
26 October 2016|
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Response from AmberleyMuseum | Property representative |
Yes absolutely, dogs are welcome and we have recently won The Kennel Club Best Dog Friendly Attraction Award for Days Out 2016. We ask that dogs are kept on leads, and are not taken into our cafes, with the exception of... More
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