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Events and Activities

Reptile Ramble (for adults)

06 April 2019

RSPB Pulborough Brooks nature reserve

We’ll begin by introducing you to the reptile species that live here, their ecology and behaviour and where and how to look for them. You’ll then head out with our reptile survey team to search our reptile hotspots around the nature reserve. As we’ll be a small group there should be chance to go ‘off […]

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South Downs Spring Foraging Courses

07 April 2019

Queen Elizabeth Country Park (Visitor Centre) South Downs Way Waterlooville Hampshire

Queen Elizabeth Country Park is situated just north of Waterlooville, having the A272 to the North and the A27 to the South, makes it easily reachable from Portsmouth, Winchester, Chichester, Fareham and Eastleigh. This impessive 1,400 acre Country Park sits in the midst of the South Downs and includes a mixture of open grassland, dramatic […]

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Vintage Car Show

07 April 2019

Located in the heart of the South Downs national park, our Museum is dedicated to preserving the industrial heritage of the South East. With 36 acres to explore and over 40 exhibits to visit, you can discover the South’s working past. Exhibits include a working print shop, which is the only one of its kind in the South of England. The BT Connected Earth exhibit shows the history of communications, with interactive displays for all ages to enjoy. Our lime kilns are scheduled ancient monuments, which date back to when the site was once a working chalk quarry. The Life of Lime exhibition shows the history of the chalk quarry and its importance in Sussex’s industrial working past. Our Museum is also home to traditional crafts people such as the blacksmith. There is also a pottery on site, where our resident potters will showcase their skills on selected days. We have our own narrow gauge railway, which you can ride and explore around the site, with many different locos from steam, electric and diesel. We also have a historic bus service which takes you on a ride within our 36 acre site. With our own on-site café serving locally sourced produce, and many picnic areas. Our Museum is accessibility friendly and dogs are also welcome. Our private car park is located next to Amberley railway station. Amberley Industrial Museum is a great day out in Sussex for all the whole family.

Our annual vintage car show returns to Amberley Industrial Museum. See vintage cars which are all pre 1956. Originally known as the cobweb run, the event originates from the start of the car exhibition season when vehicles were taxed and out for their first show of the year. Come and see some beautifully restored and […]

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Easter Holidays

08 April 2019 to 22 April 2019

Located in the heart of the South Downs national park, our Museum is dedicated to preserving the industrial heritage of the South East. With 36 acres to explore and over 40 exhibits to visit, you can discover the South’s working past. Exhibits include a working print shop, which is the only one of its kind in the South of England. The BT Connected Earth exhibit shows the history of communications, with interactive displays for all ages to enjoy. Our lime kilns are scheduled ancient monuments, which date back to when the site was once a working chalk quarry. The Life of Lime exhibition shows the history of the chalk quarry and its importance in Sussex’s industrial working past. Our Museum is also home to traditional crafts people such as the blacksmith. There is also a pottery on site, where our resident potters will showcase their skills on selected days. We have our own narrow gauge railway, which you can ride and explore around the site, with many different locos from steam, electric and diesel. We also have a historic bus service which takes you on a ride within our 36 acre site. With our own on-site café serving locally sourced produce, and many picnic areas. Our Museum is accessibility friendly and dogs are also welcome. Our private car park is located next to Amberley railway station. Amberley Industrial Museum is a great day out in Sussex for all the whole family.

Over the Easter holidays take part in our Easter trails around our Museum to win your chocolate surprise! Discover the South’s industrial heritage at our Museum, learn about technology through the years, and have fun riding our narrow gauge train and historic bus around the 36 acre site.

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Dawn Chorus Walk

08 April 2019

Arundel Wetland Centre Mill Road Arundel

Be an early bird and enjoy the morning music as the reserve comes awake. Our WWT expert will help you ID the many spring species, its a unique way to experience the reserve. Doors 5.45, walk at 6 am £12 pp – does not include admission to the grounds after 9.30am

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Discover National Parks Newhaven Fort

09 April 2019

Newhaven Fort, Fort Road

South Downs National Park Roadshow will champion all that is unique and special about National Parks during ‘Discover National Parks’ fortnight. It will celebrate the countless opportunities to get outside and discover the length and breadth of the UK’s 15 National Parks. Drop in to see us during the school holidays and have a go […]

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Life Lab

09 April 2019

Gilbert White’s House, The Wakes, High Street, Selborne, Hampshire

Come and try your hand at being a naturalist by examining some of the specimens from our learning collection. Use a range of tools to find out about the animals in front of you including microscopes, measuring equipment and fact files. Suitable for all ages.

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Discover National Parks Horsham

10 April 2019 to 11 April 2019

Horsham, Market area - Carfax

South Downs National Park Roadshow will champion all that is unique and special about National Parks during ‘Discover National Parks’ fortnight. It will celebrate the countless opportunities to get outside and discover the length and breadth of the UK’s 15 National Parks. Drop in to see us during the school holidays and have a go […]

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Wild Families – Mousehunt!

10 April 2019

RSPB Pulborough Brooks nature reserve

We will be searching for some mysterious mammals on the reserve using footprint tunnels and live traps before dissecting owl pellets to find out what (or who!) the owls had for dinner.

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Discover National Parks Southsea

11 April 2019

Southsea, Canoe Lake, Clarence Esplanade

South Downs National Park Roadshow will champion all that is unique and special about National Parks during ‘Discover National Parks’ fortnight. It will celebrate the countless opportunities to get outside and discover the length and breadth of the UK’s 15 National Parks. Drop in to see us during the school holidays and have a go […]

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