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Amberley Museum & Heritage Centre, Arundel

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4.6/5 based on 480+ reviews on the web
Amberley Museum & Heritage Centre is a museum at Amberley, near Arundel in West Sussex, England.The museum was founded in 1979 by the Southern Industrial History Centre Trust and has previously been known as the Amberley Working Museum, Amberley Chalk Pits Museum or plain Amberley Museum.The museum is a registered charity and has the support of an active Friends organisation.LocationIt is a 36-acre open-air museum, next to Amberley railway station, dedicated to the industrial heritage of South East England and with a special interest in aspects of the history of communications and transport.The museum is sited in a former chalk quarry where the chalk was converted into lime for use in mortar and cement, and remaining on site are several kilns, including a De Witt set, and associated buildings including offices, bagging shed and locomotive shed.Also to be seen is the quarry tunnel . Additional buildings have been relocated or replicated on the site and exhibition halls added. The natural history and geology of the site can be seen from a nature trail.
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  • Very nice day out for the family,(kids included),bus and train rides,lots to see and quite a bit of hands on for the kids. Volunteers were very pleasant and keen to talk about their projects. Will mak...  read more »
  • We drove through Amberley so many times and never knew this lovely museum was there. Amberley is a very beautiful, quiet village, very picturesque. The bridge and the river Arun adds that lovely charm...  read more »
  • Often take my son here - he loves it, all year round. Great value, and can combine with soft play and coffee at the garden centre 
  • Visited while the second world war experience was on over 14th and 15th May 2016. It was amazing and so well organised, just loved it. Definitely one to visit x
  • A wonderful Industrial and Transport Museum for all ages. Lots to see and do - a snapshot of the working South. If you love trains, then this is for you. Surrounded by spectacular countryside. Easy to find - a great day out.
  • Much bigger inside than it looks from the outside. Loads of different things to see, many are interactive. Great way to show kids how things work. There's even a steam train to ride on. Highly recommended. 4 hours to whole days worth of entertainment.
  • Excellent museum and I like the fact that you can ride on a old train and a old bus here and the railway exhibition is cool so if you like trains then come here and also it's right next to amberly station
  • Great day out for all the family. Wonderful exhibits and very friendly staff willing to answer any question you may have.
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