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“super day out”

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: 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.
Reviewed 27 August 2014

this was not our first visit- we went with our young family- there is a lot to see and the train and the bus rides were particularly good- there are also a lot of other things to see
very good value

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Reviewed 24 August 2014

We decided to take our teenage grandchildren to visit Amberley for the day, we arrived at 10.15 am and stayed until 4pm.
The people who run the place are very friendly and happy to talk and tell you about what there doing, there is all different things to see and the communication and electrical museum the kids just loved with pushing button to see how things work and telephone connection where they could phone each other at different points in the place, there a small narrow gauge railway that seem to have a mind of it’s own but added to the fun of the day, the bus how ever was very cramp and couldn’t get your legs in the seats without causing some discomfort and not good if you have any back problems, there is also a café where you can buy food and drink and plenty of toilet around the sight.
The only thing that I was disappointed in was you pay the full price and some of it wasn’t open like the broom making and another area was closed, I know this is run by volunteers but it was a bank holiday weekend when you expect to find these places to be fully running, all in all we had a good day and would hope to return sometime in the future to see the rest.

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Reviewed 23 August 2014

Visited the museum for the first time on Friday.
What a great place. Far better than I expected.
Perfect for children and they even accept dogs there.
It is like a little village that time has forgotten.
Very interesting and educational. At ten pounds a head entry it is excellent value.
You can even have a train and bus ride.
All the exhibits are first class. I particularly enjoyed the old buses and the bow making.
You really need to allow at least 3 hours to see everything but could easily stay longer.

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Reviewed 21 August 2014

We visited today with a 14 year old girl and an 8 year old boy. They were fully occupied for four hours! Lots to make and do with excellent volunteers who were willing to explain and help with the crafts. A witch broom was made for Granny, who also had a great day with plenty of benches to sit on while the young ones ran around. Lunch was pleasant and reasonably priced and there were no hidden costs. A really good day out.

1  Thank Nell C
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Reviewed 19 August 2014

A brilliant day out - do go and spend the whole day. Entrance price seems expensive but excellent value for money as you will spend so much time there. My 3 year old loved the bus ride, train ride and all the shiny fire engines. My older children were fascinated by the old style telephones - they had never used a dial on a phone before! So much to see. The children can play with clay in the pottery and there is a lovely nature walk too. Lots of walking but nobody complained. The restaurant had tasty baguettes and good coffee. The loos in the restaurant were clean. Btw Amberley train station is opposite the path to the entrance - a five minute walk, so we left the car at home and took the train which the children enjoyed. If you go by car there is a large free car park.

3  Thank Maria M
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