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2018 Santa Funday Trains

We are now getting on with preparations for our annual visit from dear old Santa Claus. Be sure to get your tickets in plenty of time. Full details and on-line ticket purchasing now available on the Museum's website .

Provisional dates for our 2019 railway events are as follows:

Spring Industrial Trains Day
Sunday 14 April 2019

Railway Gala Weekend
Saturday/Sunday 13/14 July 2019

Autumn Industrial Trains
Sunday 20 October 2019

Peter Repair Fund launched

Peter fundraiser

At Railway Gala Weekend in July, besides the 100th birthday celebrations, we launched our Just Giving campaign to fund the extensive repairs now needed for our Bagnall locomotive Peter (WB2067/1918) once the 10-year boiler certificate expires later this year. Although it is unlikely that a completely new boiler will be required, the amount of work necessary will still be expensive.

Peter will continue in service for the remainder of the 2018 season, including our Christmas openings, with the final fire being dropped after service on 16 December 2018.

Peter has been a popular attraction at Amberley since 1993 and with your generous donations it should not be too long before he is in front-line service once again.

We hope it is not too presumptuous of us to thank you in advance for your generosity.

Our very own FAQ - what do you do in the winter?

This is what we do in winter
Click here
to find out the real truth!


The Way We Were

Brockham Museum 1982
Brockham 1982
Arrivals, construction and restorations
1982-85
Amberley 1988
1988
Amberley 1989 - consolidation
1989
Amberley 1991 - 1992
1991-92
Amberley 1993 style
1993

These links will take you to a series of slideshows of the Museum's railway as it was when we were all a lot younger!
The chronology should be about right but if you spot any glaring errors or inconsistencies, then please let us know.

Thanks to Richard Cossey for the loan of the photographs from the Brockham Museum, the 1982-85 and 1988 sections.

And there's this .....


A Grand Day Out - RailGroup fashion .....

A Grand Day Out


Got a question or a comment?

to contact us.
The Museum's Official Website is here.
Did we mention that you can get your Museum entry tickets on-line via the Museum website? Use this link.
The Amberley Museum Railway Stock Book.

We regret that the stock book is currently out of print. You may find one on Ebay - or even in your local second-hand book store.


LINKS: The following may be of interest.

Hampshire Narrow Gauge Railway Trust (HNGRT) (owners of Wendy)
Twyford Waterworks Trust
Moseley Railway Trust
Narrow Gauge Railway Society (NGRS)
Industrial Railway Society (IRS)
East Anglia Transport Museum (EATMS) Carlton Colville
Triang Minic Narrowgauge Railway Society
Railway & Canal Historical Society



Gerry Cork & Amberley Museum & Heritage Centre - February 2018