We’ve all had enough of the daily exercise and walks and adventures exploring our local area now haven’t we?
Like us, we bet you can’t wait for things to re-open again and are frantically planning those day trips and visits with the kids!
So we’ve found another gem to add to your list!
The iconic Amberley Museum!
If you haven’t been yet, you need to!
Amberley Museum is steeped in history, so not only will you have an exciting and fun day out, but you might learn a thing or two too!
The site that the museum sits on was formerly the Amberley chalk pits and the quarries and kilns form the backdrop of Amberley’s industry and rural crafts.
Amberley is full of historical items, vehicles, facts and interactive displays and activities.
From the industrial narrow-gauge railway, to the Southdown Bus Garage and Fire Station which houses real life vehicles from our local history, the working Road Steam is also a site to behold!
If your little historian is looking for all things Industry, then the Chalk Pits exhibition is a must see! You’ll also see the locomotive shed, office and barns nearby.
Similarly, the DANDO Wind Pump and The Milne Electricity Hall, truly allow you all to immerse yourselves in the impressive and exciting history that is encompassed with Amberley Museum.
One for the adults, the Arundel Gin building was donated to the museum as a listed building in the 1980s and once housed a horse-powered gin, you’ll have to see it to believe it!
The museum’s wood yard houses equipment dating from the 1800s and it is truly magical seeing such an array of tools in such good condition in the present day.
Amberley is also home to the Amateur Radio Station and an incredibly impressive Radio & Television Collection; for such a tech-savvy generation, the kids will love learning about how technology has developed over the years, with genuine pieces of history on display here!
Similarly, the Connected Earth exhibition is formed of the most complete collection of telephone instruments overhead line insulators in the country, also home to vehicles that date back to the 1930s.
As if all that history wasn’t enough for a fun-packed day out immersing yourselves in history, why not head off the beaten track and follow the nature trails; you may even see one of the peregrine falcons that nest along the valley or discover the stunning panoramic view of the site and the South Downs.
Whatever your interests, it’s impossible not to enjoy yourself and immerse yourself in the stunning beauty of the museum, the mind-blowing artefacts and vehicles and the surrounding natural beauty, so keep an eye on Amberley’s website for re-opening and booking details and get planning that trip!