Did you know that 2015 marks the 100th anniversary of the Southdown Bus Company? At Amberley Museum we have many old Southdown vehicles, and on Sunday 12th April, to celebrate this centenary, we are holding a special event where visitors can have the rare chance to ride on some of these lovely historic vehicles.
We also have a few visiting guest Southdown buses, so visitors can be assured of a fun and interesting day out.
Tony Bannister, Event Organiser and regular Museum bus driver, said “I’m excited that the Museum has this opportunity to show off our Southdown fleet to enable visitors to see it at close quarters. Some of these vehicles are very rare and we look forward to them being enjoyed by children and adults alike.”
Do also watch out for our big bus show in September, a regular feature in our annual events calendar, where we welcome a wide range of visiting buses.
Amberley Museum is a 36 acre site set in the South Downs National Park dedicated to industrial heritage, with communications and electricity exhibition halls, working printshop, stationary engines, lime kilns and more. Visitors can take free rides on the narrow gauge railway or historic bus.
The Museum is home to a variety of traditional craftspeople, such as the wheelwrights and potters, with a café, gift shop and nature trails. We open from March to October and hold many events ranging from children’s activity days to