On Sunday (5 May), Amberley Museum will host its annual Motorcycle Show. Enjoy an opportunity to see a wide cross-section of machines. With over 150 pre-registered exhibitors, this will provide an enjoyable day for visitors in the picturesque grounds of our Museum.
The show aims to celebrate the history of British Motorcycling with Motorcycles up to 1990. Beautifully maintained motorcycles will cruise their way into the Museum to showcase their history and style – a real treat for all bike fans. There’s also the opportunity to enjoy a ride on the narrow-gauge railway, with resident steam train ‘Polar Bear’ riding the rails for the day.
On the bank holiday (Monday 6 May), the Museum will be open as normal from 10am to 4.30pm for visitors to explore the 36 acre site, at leisure. ‘Polar Bear’ will again be running steam for the day.
Located 10 minutes from Arundel in the heart of the South Downs National Park, discover the South’s working past. Learn about over 150 years of the local culture and heritage, and have fun riding around the Museum on the historic buses and narrow-gauge railway.
Exhibits include the historic lime kilns which are Scheduled Ancient Monuments, and original buildings from the days the site was a working chalk quarry. In the museum’s BT Connected Earth display, children can have fun learning about the history of communications, and have a go on the old telephone switchboards. The Electricity hall has a working model of a Tesla Coil, where demonstrations can be held by volunteers when available. With over 40 exhibits to explore, there is much to see in any weather.
The main open season is from 6 March until the 3 November, when the museum will be open from Wednesday to Sunday and Bank Holiday Mondays. Visit www.amberleymuseum.co.uk now, to plan your visit.