2019 Events Programme

  1. Spring Bus Show
    28 Apr
    Spring Bus Show
    Enjoy your first opportunity of the season to ride some of our historic buses around our Museum, with a wonderful display of our Museum buses and some visiting exhibitors. Learn more about the history of our bus collection, and pay a visit to our Southdown bus garage.
  2. Classic Motorcycle Show
    5 May
    Classic Motorcycle Show
    With over 150 motorcycles on display, talk with the owners and fellow motorcycle enthusiasts. The show will host a wide cross-section of machines for the education and entertainment of the public, which will provide an enjoyable day for visitors and exhibitors in the picturesque grounds of our Museum.
  3. Mini Day
    11 May
    Mini Day
    We welcome Minis of all types from the earliest Sevens through to the final Sportspacks and everything in-between.
  4. Home Front Weekend
    18-19 May
    Home Front Weekend
    Join us as we bring the home front to our Museum. Enjoy dancing and music and a display of military vehicles used in the Second World War. With dance displays from Eight Beat Jive, why not join in the nostalgia and come dressed up for the occasion.
  5. Heritage Craft Weekend
    25-27 May
    Heritage Craft Weekend
    Celebrate traditional and woodcrafts this weekend at Amberley Museum with craft makers and demonstrations. As part of this weekend, we will also mark the day of our 40th birthday on the Sunday 26th. Join us for all things heritage along with our birthday celebration.
  6. Half-Term Activities
    29-31 May
    Half-Term Activities
    Over the May half term, enjoy activities and take part in our family trail around the 36 acre site. 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.
  7. Floral Fringe Fair
    1-2 Jun
    Floral Fringe Fair
    Now in its seventh year, we welcome the quirky Floral Fringe Fair to our Museum. The fair also includes vintage stalls, classic cars, music and dancing and dressing in vintage style and most recently we have added in a flavour of the creative art of Steampunk, which will find a perfect home amongst the industrial machinery and exhibits at Amberley.
  8. Dads Can Do
    16 Jun
    Dads Can Do
    Enjoy a fun packed weekend where dads can experience activities such as pottery, train driving and bus conducting. For dads of all ages (dads visit for free with a full paying child), so bring the whole family for a fun day out
  9. Emergency Services Weekend
    22-23 Jun
    Emergency Services Weekend
    Watch the fire engines go at Amberley Museum in this weekend celebration of our emergency services past and present. With a display of vintage and modern fire engines at our Museum, along with demonstrations from the West Sussex Fire and Rescue service, and other emergency service vehicles on display around the site.
  10. Railway Gala Weekend
    13-14 Jul
    Railway Gala Weekend
    Ride on our narrow gauge railway and join us in celebrating our industrial trains. With many of our resident locos on display and running on our railway, also see our annual model railway exhibition.
  11. Classic Car Show
    21 Jul
    Classic Car Show
    Join us as we showcase classic cars from the 1950s - 1990s around the 36 acre site. With visiting car clubs and individual enthusiasts, join in the community spirit of this annual event day.
  12. Summer Holiday Activities
    24 Jul - 30 Aug
    Summer Holiday Activities
    During the summer holidays, enjoy activities around our Museum and take part in our family trail. 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.
  13. Historic Cycles Day
    4 Aug
    Historic Cycles Day
    See bicycles from 1800 to the present day, with exhibitors and visitors welcome to come in period dress, watch the bicycles ride around our Museum in an afternoon procession.
  14. Commercial Vehicles and Communications Day
    11 Aug
    Commercial Vehicles and Communications Day
    This event will host a display of interesting and historic commercial vehicles from before and after the Second World War. Also, we are hosting our Communications day where you can learn all about communications through the years.
  15. Miniature Steam Weekend
    14-15 Sept
    Miniature Steam Weekend
    See visiting exhibitors with their working miniature steam engines. Also enjoy our steam days with our resident steam trains riding the railway around the site.
  16. Autumn Bus Show
    22 Sept
    Autumn Bus Show
    Our ever popular bus rally returns for another year, with static displays and the opportunity to ride on the buses that are not normally available to the public. Come along and ride on a range of historic buses around our 36 acre site.
  17. Scooter Day
    28 Sept
    Scooter Day
    Head back to the 1950’s and 60s with our celebration of scooters. Enjoy the nostalgia and see a wide range of Scooters on display around our 36 acre site.
  18. Land Rover Day
    29 Sept
    Land Rover Day
    Celebrate the classic Land Rover with us and see a wide range of exhibiting from across the series, some original and some unique in design.
  19. Half-Term Activities
    30 Oct - 1 Nov
    Half-Term Activities
    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 site. Enjoy our spooky children’s trail, and our Halloween evening on the Friday 1st.
  20. Autumn Historic Transport Gathering
    6 Oct
    Autumn Historic Transport Gathering
    Since the museum opened in 1978, every autumn, historic vehicles have gathered at Amberley Museum, with some of our exhibitors have been visiting each season for the 40 years that the Museum has been open. This event is the grand finale to our vehicle events for the season.
  21. 40th Birthday Celebrations
    26th May
    40th Birthday Celebrations
    As part of the late May Bank Holiday we are hosting an informal celebration of the 40 years of Amberley Museum.
  22. Ale at Amberley
    30th Aug-1st Sept
    Ale at Amberley
    Join us for our annual festival, with food, drink, stalls and live music. On the Saturday daytime from 11am to 8pm and on Sunday 10am to 5pm.
  23. Autumn Industrial Trains
    20 Oct
    Autumn Industrial Trains
    Final chance this season to see narrow gauge action on the Museum’s railway, plus demonstration runs with the road machines contractors’ monorail. With our resident steam trains enjoy riding the railway around the site.
  24. Halloween Evening
    1 Nov
    Halloween Evening
    Enjoy a ride on our Halloween ghost train. More information to follow later in the season.
Exhibitor Entry Form
Exhibitor Entry Form
Exhibitor Entry Form
Exhibitor Entry Form
Exhibitor Entry Form
Exhibitor Entry Form
If you would like an exhibitor form to book your vehicle/exhibit in to one of our show, please contact our office on 01798 831370 or email [email protected] with the subject as the event name.
Thank you