Amberley Museum – Autumn Historic Transport Gathering
Amberley Museum are hosting their annual Autumn Historic Transport Gathering on Sunday 7th October. With around 300 historic vehicles booked in for the annual show, from vintage cars, commercial and public transport vehicles, stationary engines and motorcycles from over 100 years of transport history.
Brian Johnson the organiser has been running this event since the first one back in October 1978, and it has gone from strength to strength over the last 40 years, with some of the exhibitors attending this event every year. This year Amberley is celebrating the 40th anniversary of this event, which is leading up to the museums 40th birthday in May 2019, as the museum officially opened for its first season on the 26th May 1979.
The museum will be alive with activity on this day with many of the resident craftspeople displaying their crafts and skills for you to enjoy. With their resident potters, the Greenwood Village which is home to the crafts of the stonemasons, the Amberley bodger, and the traditional bow makers.
Amberley Museum is a remarkable heritage site in the Sussex South Downs, with 36 acres to explore and over 40 exhibit buildings to visit, focusing on industrial and transport history. Take a ride on the narrow gauge railway and historic bus. Exhibits include the telecommunications hall, electricity hall, working printshop, lime kilns, steam engines and more.
The museum is home to traditional craftspeople such as the Woodturners and Blacksmith, with a café, gift shop, nature trails and picnic areas. Amberley is accessibility friendly and dogs are welcome on site.
This year the museum is celebrating its 40th season, hosting over 50 events in 2018 from children’s activity days to classic vehicle shows. It will be open until the 28th October.
For more information on their events, or education programme, please see the website for full details www.amberleymuseum.co.uk