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  • Next open days: Sundays 5th, 12th July. Fairground Weekend 18th-19th July.

    Next open days: Sundays 5th, 12th July. Fairground Weekend 18th-19th July.
  • Full price tickets allow free return entry for one year.

    Full price tickets allow free return entry for one year.
  • Don't miss our Fairground & Organ Weekend on Sat 18th & Sun 19th July.

    Don't miss our Fairground & Organ Weekend on Sat 18th & Sun 19th July.
  • Full price tickets allow free return entry for one year.

    Full price tickets allow free return entry for one year.

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A great family fun day out

Situated on the Hampshire and Sussex border, Hollycombe is far more than just a working steam museum, it's a place where the past comes to life.

From the atmosphere of our traditional fairground, to riding on our steam railways, or wandering through the woodland gardens, there's something for all ages.

Steam At The Fair

Steam At The Fair

Relive the excitement of the original white knuckle rides in our traditional steam-driven fairground

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Steam On The Rails

Steam On The Rails

Feel the power of our steam locos as you travel through woodland on our steam railways

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Steam On The Water

Steam On The Water

Many of the world's greatest ships were powered by massive but quiet steam engines.

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Steam On The Estate

Steam On The Estate

Running large estates required varied machinery including waterwheels and steam sawmills.

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Steam On The Farm

Steam On The Farm

Steam was a major part of farming from running barn machinery to steam ploughing and threshing.

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Steam On The Road

Steam On The Road

Ride behind a traction engine and see our collection of road engines and steam rollers.

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Woodland Gardens

Woodland Gardens

A beautiful place to have a peaceful walk or a picnic.

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Open Days & Times

Open Sundays & Bank Holidays to mid-October. (See Events pages for extra openings). Well behaved dogs are allowed as long as they are kept on leads at all times, and cleaned up after! Dogs are not allowed in the cafeteria.

Daily openings:

  • From 4th-31st August, Hollycombe will be open every day except Mondays, although we will be open on Bank Holiday Monday. Not all fair rides will operate on weekdays and Saturdays and those that do may be operated at set times.

Open times:

1100-1700. Train & Fair rides from 1230. Last entry 1600.

Latest from the Hollycombe Blog

27/06/15

We all love a date . . . and an anniversary or two!

We’ve enjoyed marking National Picnic Week at Hollycombe, which also coincided with Father’s Day. It was lovely to see so many dads and grandads here last Sunday, proving that Hollycombe offers… read more

07/06/15

It’ll soon be National Picnic Week, so put a blanket on the ground . . .

It’s National Picnic Week between 13 June & 21 June, and we think there is no better place to enjoy one of the simple pleasures of summer than Hollycombe. The Woodland Gardens below the Fairground… read more