West Sussex County Times

Reopening date set for museum

- Gina Stainer editor ct.news@jpimedia.co.uk

After another five-month closure, Amberley Museum’s team are eager to see the doors reopen to visitors on Wednesday, May 19.

The 36-acre Museum, in the heart of the South Downs National Park, has refurbishe­d nature trails, which have been funded by the South Downs National Park Authority’s COVID Recovery Fund. It has a full 2021 events calendar and vintage bus rides on the weekends.

A spokesman for the museum said: “Whether you’re looking for a family day out or an enthusiast for steam engines, classic cars or vintage buses, Amberley Museum has a wide selection of exhibition­s, activities, and events for everyone’s enjoyment.

“Steampunk Weekend is making a return this summer as well as the reschedule­d brand-new event, James Bond Weekend, highlighti­ng the Museum’s involvemen­t of being a location for ‘A View to a Kill’.

“There’s also plenty of family-focused events, starting with Green Week (May half term), a Family Day on Father’s Day and on the August Bank Holiday an Ale & Crafts Weekend.”

The first event is Industrial Trains Day on May 23, when a steam train will be on the tracks for passenger rides for the first time in more than six months and there will be plenty more narrow-gauge action. Billingshu­rst Signal Box will be open and there will be demonstrat­ions on the Industrial Monorail and Standard Gauge railway.

The museum is reassuring visitors that is has put in place Covid-19 measures to ensure the safety of everyone and has received the ‘We’re Good to Go’ Industry Standard to confirm that it is following Government and industry guidelines and processes to maintain cleanlines­s and social distancing. Visit their website for more informatio­n: https://www. amberleymu­seum.co.uk/ visit/visit-during-covid-19/

 ?? PHOTO BY CLIVE AND SUE FENNELL ?? Vintage buses at Amberley Museum
PHOTO BY CLIVE AND SUE FENNELL Vintage buses at Amberley Museum

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