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Amberley Exhibition Back on Track with Lottery Grant

The Heritage Lottery Fund has confirmed the provision of a £108,000 grant to Amberley Working Museum for the development of a new Exhibition & Restoration Hall for the museum’s Narrow Gauge railway collection. The hall will help to house exhibits of national importance, protecting them from the elements, whilst providing the space necessary to undertake essential
conservation work. The considerable support of the Heritage Lottery Fund is supported by the work of numerous local organisations, and the volunteer workforce at Amberley. The volunteers’ work, not only in securing the grant but preparing the site for construction work, is instrumental to the success of the project. Construction will start in November and finish the following March.“The support of the Heritage Lottery Fund has not only meant that the vital preservation work of Amberley is continued “ said Sandy Wilson, Museum Marketing Manager, “ but that we will have suitable facilities to educate future generations in the key skills required “. The Railway Exhibition & Restoration Hall is one of a number of new developments at Amberley. Currently, a 1930’s Transport Café is being transported to the museum for use as an Education Centre, ground work is being undertaken for the construction of a Fire Station for vintage appliances and a new Restaurant / Conference Centre is set to open next year. The 36-acre museum, just north of Arundel, is open to the public now, and has a wide range of special events happening throughout the season. Call 01798 831370 for further details, or visit their website @

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