Amberley Museum and Heritage Centre is located in the village of Amberley, adjacent to the railway station. Dedicated to the history of the South East, a visit here makes for a fun family day out, and you'll find a range of family-friendly hotels in nearby Arundel and Littlehampton, including chain hotels, independent boutique hotels and family-run B&Bs.
Uncover the History of Amberley
The museum lies on a 36-acre site in the South Downs National Park. Open from 10am-5pm during the main season (March to October), most people spend between 3 and 4 hours browsing the exhibits. There's a free car park here, with regular trains connecting to Arundel, Bognor Regis and London Victoria. The museum itself features a number of different areas including Southdown Bus Garage with its vintage buses, a working pottery, a narrow gauge railway (for free travel around the site), a 1950s-style fire station and a replica 1930s garage. There are also two cafés where you can enjoy lunch, snacks or cream tea. It's just a short drive to nearby Arundel where you can relax at your hotel after a busy day out - and you'll find most hotels in the area offer free on-site parking for guests.
Stay in a Hotel Close to the South Downs National Park
Hotels close to the South Downs National Park offer amenities such as complimentary breakfast and free Wi-Fi, making sharing holiday snaps on social media simple. The park stretches for over 140km, with walking, cycling and horse-riding trails to explore. Family-run B&Bs in Arundel may prepare you a packed lunch for your day out, if you ask in advance, or you can pick up some ingredients at one of the local shops in Arundel or Amberley and make your own.
Family-Friendly Hotels near Amberley Museum
Couples, families and outdoors enthusiasts will enjoy a visit to Amberley Working Museum, and the opportunity to explore the South Downs National Park afterwards. With hotels here offering a range of excellent facilities such as a complimentary 'Sussex Breakfast' prepared using local produce, free WiFi and spa and fitness facilities, it's easy to see why the area attracts visitors throughout the year.