05 May 2021
After the UK's latest lockdown, Amberley Museum is set to reopen the doors to its 36-acre museum in the heart of the South Downs National Park for visitors on Wednesday May, 19.
Stating it is "eager to reopen" with refurbished nature trails funded by the South Downs National Park Authority’s COVID Recovery Fund, Amberley Museum has revealed a full 2021 events calendar and vintage bus rides at weekends. For a family day out, steam engine, classic car or vintage bus enthusiasts, Amberley Museum has a wide selection of exhibitions, activities, and events for everyone’s enjoyment.
A Steampunk weekend is making a return this summer, as well as the rescheduled new James Bond weekend event, highlighting the Museum’s involvement of being a location for ‘A View to a Kill’. There’s also plenty of family-focussed events, starting with Green Week (May half term), a Family Day on Father’s Day and on the August Bank Holiday, an Ale & Crafts Weekend.
The first event on May 23 is Industrial Trains Day, when a steam locomotive will be on the tracks for passenger rides for the first time in over 6 months, plus, narrow-gauge action is promised. Billingshurst signal box will be open and demonstrations on the industrial monorail and standard gauge railway are to take place.
The Museum has put in place COVID-19 measures to ensure the safety of visitors, volunteers and staff and has received the ‘We’re Good to Go’ Industry Standard to confirm that it is following Government and industry guidelines and processes to maintain cleanliness and social distancing.
The Museum is open 10am – 4:30pm, Wednesdays – Sundays and Bank Holiday Mondays, however, visitors must book in advance on the Amberley Museum website. For more details on the museum's events, its café and refreshments, visit the Amberley Museum website.