Amberley Museum is holding festive events over the first three weekends of December, when the 36acre site in West Sussex will be open from 10.00 to 17.00. Admission is £10 for adults, £8 for children and free for under-4s and museum members.
Visitors will be able to discover and learn about its exhibits, ride on a historic bus and the museum’s narrow gauge railway and historic bus.
Festive activities include a Christmas trail to find where the naughty Elves are hiding, a visit to the wood turners to have a go at turning festive shapes, a pottery to play with clay, and an opportunity to send a telegram to the North Pole in its BT Connected Earth exhibit. Special Christmas gifts will be on sale at market stalls inside some of the heritage buildings.
The museum café we will serve festive roast dinners and lighter bites. The gift shop is also stocked with local produce, Christmas gifts, and some smaller items ideal for stocking fillers. A new exhibit and retail area, the 1950s Village Green Store, opens for the first time on the 1 December.
Amberley will then reopen for its 2019 season, from 16 February until 3 November. It celebrates its 40th birthday on 26 May as part of a Heritage Craft Weekend, over the late May bank holiday. For more information on our events, or education programme, see its website www.amberleymuseum.co.uk.