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Amberley Museum & Heritage Centre

BN18 9LT Near Arundel, Great Britain (UK) (West Sussex)

Address Road B2139
 
 
Floor area 146 000 m² / 1 571 531 ft²   Area for radios (if not the same) 50 m² / 538 ft²
 
Museum typ Exhibition
Open Air Museum
  • Street Vehicles
  • Motorcycles / Motorbikes
  • TV and image recording
  • Fire Brigade
  • Radios (Broadcast receivers)
  • Telephone / Telex
  • Railway
  • Printing technology
  • Morse technology
  • Amateur Radio / Military & Industry Radio
  • Electrical Applications


Opening times
Wednesday - Sunday 10 am - 5.30 pm (April to October)

Admission
Adults £ 9.80; Students and +60 £ 8.80; Children 5-15 yrs £ 6.00
Erwachsene £ 9.80 / Über 60 & Studenten £ 8.80 / Kinder (5-15 Jahre) £ 6.00 / Unter fünf: frei / Familie £ 29.00

Contact
Tel.:+44-1798-831 370  Fax:+44-1798-831 831  
eMail:office amberleymuseum.co.uk   

Homepage www.amberleymuseum.co.uk

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Location / Directions
N50.897671° W0.540304°N50°53.86026' W0°32.41824'N50°53'51.6156" W0°32'25.0944"

The Museum is situated in West Sussex on the B2139, mid-way between Arundel and Storrington, adjacent to Amberley Railway Station. Free coach and car parking is provided for Museum visitors.

Amberley Museum is on the Arun Valley Line, and is served by frequent train services from London Victoria and the south coast.

Description Taken from AMBERLEY Homepage:>
36 acres of crafts, vintage transport, exhibitions, nature trails & more!

Amberley Museum is a 36 acre open-air site dedicated to the industrial heritage of the south-east. Aided by volunteers, the Museum contains a wide range of exhibits, from transport-based collections, such as the Southdown bus collection and the village garage, to industry-based collections, such as the Print Workshop and Wheelwrights. The Museum is also home to a number of resident craftspeople, who work to traditional methods.

The Vintage Wireless Exhibition has an impressive range of exhibits on show. The collection includes domestic & military telegraph, radio and telephone equipment, including clandestine sets from World War II.

Also on display are a wide variety of television sets and video recorders, with early television sets demonstrated from time to time.

Exhibitions at the Museum

Throughout the Museum's grounds can be found a number of exhibition areas. These cover, through displays, exhibits and hand-on activities, topics ranging from the generation of electricity to a war-time wireless.

Connected Earth is a project founded by BT to safeguard its unique heritage of telecommunications artefacts, dating back to the earliest days of telegraphy. The flagship collection at Amberley focuses on the "public face" of telecommunications using rare exhibits and hands-on displays.

The building recreates a typical fire station of the early 1950s and follows the designs of many fire stations in use by the West Sussex Brigade after its formation in 1948. It houses historic fire engines and displays other artefacts, photographs and items outlining the history of fire-fighting in the area and the changing patterns of the fire-fighters’ lives.

The Brickyard Drying Shed , a 19th century building relocated to Amberley, houses an exhibition on the local brick-making industry of the area, with a fine collection of finished bricks from local yards.

The Energy Electricity Hall comprises a fascinating variety of electrical equipment, ranging from heavy engineering plant for the mains supply system to small domestic appliances. For academics, there is an extensive library of reference and archival material (by appointment only).

The Paviors' Museum of Roads and Roadmaking , developed with the Worshipful Company of Paviors, tells the story of road construction from the earliest times to the present day, through impressive exhibits and displays.

The Printing Workshop provides a display of printing machinery and artefacts, most of which is operational. Numerous displays are on show, and the workshop is frequently active thanks to the volunteers who staff it.

The Railway Exhibition and Conservation Hall, part of Amberley's narrow gauge collection, includes a working area for restoration of the rail artefacts.

Tools & Trades History Society (TATHS) exists to further the knowledge and understanding of hand tools and the people who used them. Their displays contain a range of different tools for working in a wide variety of materials including wood, metal, leather and stone.

The Vintage Wireless Exhibition includes telegraph, radio and telephone equipment and clandestine sets from World War II. A wide variety of television sets are on display, with early television sets demonstrated from time to time.

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