Museum opens for half term
Amberley Working Museum will be open this half term, from Wednesday to Sunday February 20-24, from 10am until 4.30pm.
A spokesman said, “Come along this February half term to explore our 36 acres site, and follow our family trail to discover the South’s working past.
“Learn about over 150 years of our culture and heritage, and have fun riding around our Museum on our historic buses and narrow gauge railway.
“Our exhibits include our historic lime kilns which are Scheduled Ancient Monuments, and original buildings from the days our site was a working chalk quarry. In our BT Connected Earth display children can have fun learning about the history of communications, and have a go on the old telephone switchboards.
“Our Electricity hall has a working model of a Tesla Coil, where demonstrations can be held by our volunteers when available. With over 40 exhibits to explore, there is so much to see in any weather.
“We have the only traditional working print shop in the South of England, you can have a go at printing your own souvenir certificate to take home.
“Certificates can be personalised with your name, and with the help of our print shop volunteers, if we don’t have your name already they will make it for you.
“Also, on Wednesday, (February 20) you can have a go at wood turning in the wood turners’ workshop.
“Children will be supervised by our skilled volunteers to have a go at turning out small wooden ornaments. Where most activities are included in our admission price, there may be some small fees for some special activities, and donations are always welcome.
“We also have our resident potters on site, where you can purchase handmade pottery, where they can also make personalised mugs to order.
“There is a café serving hot and cold snacks, and locally sourced cakes and beverages. Also new for the 2019 season, we have The Village Green Store, which has been created to be in keeping with a 1950s village shop selling small gifts, toys and sweets.”
The museum will be open for February half term from Wednesday to Sunday only, the main open season being from Wednesday March 6 until Sunday November 3, when the site will be open from Wednesday to Sunday and Bank Holiday Mondays’.
Visit www.amberleymuseum. co.uk for more information.
There will be lots of hands on activities for youngsters