Amberley Museum

Thursday February 29th 2024

£38.50 per person includes return coach travel, driver gratuity,

entrance to the museum and three 20-minute workshops.

Amberley Museum is a large, mostly open-air site with plenty of space to explore within a safe environment. Our inspiring natural setting, varied working exhibits and volunteer welcome make us a popular choice among further education colleges, universities, language schools and adult learning.

We have booked three additional experiences for members to enjoy which each last for 20 minutes. Our party will be split into three groups and there will be a short break between each experience to allow for coffee, comfort breaks and lunch. We can either take a packed lunch or use the Amberley Museum café facilities.

The three additional experiences are as follows:

Orientation Talk: Get a sense of the story of Amberley Museum past and present as part of this short orientation talk given by one of the museum team. Hear about the range of industrial trades found across the site, the traditional crafts that come alive here and the natural heritage of this unique setting.

Amberley Museum – 10 objects: What is special about the collections at Amberley Museum? Find out more about the variety of objects that can be seen in the museum and discover some of the little-known stories of those collections as part of this interactive object handling session.

High Voltage Demonstration: Witness arcs and sparks in our High Voltage Laboratory, with demonstrations of a Jacob’s Ladder, Wilmhurst Machine, Large Impulse Generator and Tesla Coil, operated and explained by our knowledgeable volunteers.

Most of the site is accessible to those with limited mobility except for our bus fleet, nature trails, the Billingshurst Signal Box, and some viewing platforms.

We can usually also reserve you a covered lunch space and a slot to ride on our narrow-gauge railway, free of charge.

Food and Drink

The Limeburners café is open from 10am to 4pm when the museum is open. They serve hot and cold drinks, hot food, and lunchtime, freshly made sandwiches/baguettes, hot pasties and sausage rolls, cakes, crisps, ice cream and confectionery. The café is licensed. All items subject to availability.

If you have dietary requirements you may prefer to come prepared as we cannot guarantee we would have what you need. There is seating both inside and outside on the café terrace and you may bring your own picnic.

Pick up times at follows:

North Cheam, outside Costa Coffee – 8.15am

Ewell Village, Spring Street – 8.30am

Epsom High Street, outside Santander – 8.45

We will arrive at approx. 10.00am and there will be time for coffee and a comfort break before the first workshop

1st workshop 10.30 – 10.50

Break and swap groups

2nd workshop 11.30 – 11.50

Lunch and swap groups

3rd workshop 13.30 – 13.50

Free time until we head for home at 16.00