1. Ride one of the historic buses to explore the Museum
    Discover the South's working past in our 36 acre Museum

  
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.


With over 150 years of Sussex history, explore our site which was once a working chalk quarry.

Take a ride on our narrow gauge railway and historic bus service,
and learn about the history of transport and its importance to industrial development and the working life in the South Downs.

Learn about how science and technology has changed the way we live.

Explore the history of communications and have a go at printing in our working print shop,
the only one of its kind in the South of England.  

Discover how age-old skills are kept alive by craftspeople and volunteers working traditional methods,
learning about how things were handmade before modern technology.