Museum’s raft of new events

Amberley Museum is proud to announce our biggest ever programme, with over 50 events scheduled for 2015.

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Amberley Museum reveals biggest ever events programme SUS-141111-152044001

Alongside established favourites such as the classic car summer show, railway gala and ale festival, we have a raft of new events. These include a cobweb weekend to open the season, pottery festival and local villages weekend.

Children’s activities are always popular and 2015 sees over 20 events aimed at the younger generation. On selected days the amazing Hawking About will be here, when you can get up close to their owls and birds of prey.

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Martin Piggott, the Museum’s Events and Education Co-ordinator, said “We want people to enjoy great days out and the Museum has so much to offer. I’m really excited about the new events this year and 2015 is going to be an excellent season for the Museum. We’ve got a lot to celebrate: 30 years of our pottery, 20 years of our roadmaking exhibition and 100 years of Southdown buses.”

Ruth Dewdney, Communications Manager, said “A lot of local people last visited 10 to 15 years ago and a lot has changed at the Museum since then. We want people to come and see us and be inspired by what they can see and do. Events offer the chance to experience something different at the Museum but also to look around our permanent exhibitions. There are new ones every year so if you haven’t visited in a while, there’ll be something new to discover.”

For details, please see our events poster or website,

Amberley Museum is a 36 acre site set in the South Downs National Park dedicated to industrial heritage, with communications and electricity exhibition halls, working printshop, stationary engines, lime kilns and more. Visitors can take free rides on the narrow gauge railway or historic bus.

The Museum is home to a variety of traditional craftspeople, such as the wheelwrights and potters, with a café, gift shop and nature trails. We open from March to October and hold many events ranging from children’s activity days to classic vehicle shows and the ever popular Santa Specials. Full details at

Report and pictures contributed by Amberley Museum.