South East News

Amberley Museum's Classic Car Show

200 classics of all shapes and sizes rolled into the Museum on Sunday for one of our favourite events in the Museum’s calendar.

In spite of heavy rain in the afternoon, hundreds of visitors came to see these glorious works of art and engineering from the second half of the twentieth century.

Event Organiser Ruth Tyrrell said, “Everyone is really enjoying the day. It’s great to see owners of such a variety of cars swapping stories, and so many of the public enjoying the spectacle.”

Picnics and barbecue were eaten, a glass or two of bubbly was drunk (not by the drivers) and many tales of motoring exploits were told. Visitors were amazed by the car wrapping demonstration and had a chance to check out some under cover trade stalls when the rain came down.

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. The Museum is accessibility friendly and dogs are welcome on site. We have been awarded the Kennel Club ‘Best Dog Friendly Attraction Award’ for Days Out 2016.

We are hosting over 50 events in 2017 from children’s activity days to classic vehicle shows. We are open until 29th October. Please see our website for full details,