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Amberley Heritage Centre – Dad can drive a train for free on Father’s Day

June 17, 2018

On Sunday 17th June, Amberley Museum will be hosting their annual “Dads Can Do”event for Father’s Day. As part of this event the Museum is offering free entry to Dad’s of all ages when accompanied by their paying children. As part of Dads Can Do, there will be special activities for Dads to take part in around the Museum. Visitors can discover the 36 acre site, learn about the Museum exhibits and have fun with the hands on activities.

Have a go at Pottery with the Museum’s onsite Potters Menear Ceramics (www.menearceramics.com). They will be holding demonstrations on how to throw a pot throughout the day from 10.30am until 4pm. Dads can then have a go themselves, at £5 per person. There will also be play with clay activities available for children running from 10am until 4pm at £2 per child. The Sussex Woodturners will also be demonstrating their skills, and Dads can have a go at turning their own garden dibber, egg cup or light cord pull at £2.50 per item.

On the narrow gauge railway, there will be an opportunity for Dads to have a go at driving a train. Spaces are limited for this experience, so this needs booked at the Brockham railway station when you arrive at the Museum. Dads can have a go at conducting a bus and be a ‘clippy’ on their journey around the Museum. Have fun in the TV and Radio exhibition and learn how to tune in a radio, and don’t forget to have a go at printing in their working print shop. With craft activities also available for children, there is much to enjoy on this day. The Limeburners café will also be open, serving hot and cold lunches, and you can also treat your Dad to a cooked breakfast from 10am until 11.15am.

Amberley Museum is a remarkable heritage site in the Sussex South Downs, with 36 acres to explore and over 40 exhibit buildings to visit, focusing on industrial and transport history. Take a ride on the narrow gauge railway and historic bus. Exhibits include the telecommunications hall, electricity hall, working printshop, lime kilns, steam engines and more.

The Museum is home to traditional craftspeople such as the Woodturners and Blacksmith, with a café, gift shop, nature trails and picnic areas. The Museum is accessibility friendly and dogs are welcome on site.

This year the Museum is celebrating its 40th season, and they are hosting over 50 events in 2018 from children’s activity days to classic vehicle shows. They will be open from the 7th March to 28th October, for more information on their events, or education programme, please see their website for full details www.amberleymuseum.co.uk.


June 17, 2018
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Amberley Museum & Heritage Centre
01798 831370


Amberley Museum
Station Road, Amberley
Arundel, West Sussex BN18 9LT United Kingdom
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