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  • Pay full price once and come back free for a year!

    Pay full price once and come back free for a year!
  • Enjoy the atmosphere of a traditional fairground

    Enjoy the atmosphere of a traditional fairground
  • Pay full price once and come back free for a year!

    Pay full price once and come back free for a year!
  • Take a trip on the world's first 'white knuckle' ride - if you dare!

    Take a trip on the world's first 'white knuckle' ride - if you dare!

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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

Hollycombe is now open on Sundays until 12th October. Our Fairground at Night evenings continue on Saturday evenings until 18th October. Online advance ticket purchases are available up to 24 hours in advance, but it is just as easy to pay at the admission desk. 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:

  • Hollycombe is now not open on any weekdays until the 2015 season.

Open times:

1100-1700. Trains from 12 noon, Fair from 1230. Last entry 1600. Fairground at Night: Gates open at 1800, rides 1900-2200.

Latest from the Hollycombe Blog

14/09/14

See the light at Vintage Fairground

Enjoy a trip down memory lane with the sights, sounds, smell and atmosphere of a vintage Edwardian Fairground at night, as we commence our popular Saturday evening openings in September and October. With… read more

03/09/14

Model Weekend for back-to-schoolers

The summer holidays may be over but there is still plenty to look forward to at Hollycombe. This coming weekend we are staging our popular model event, and are expecting a bumper turnout with approx. 36… read more

30/07/14

Summer holiday open days

Hollycombe is open five days a week from Wednesday 30th July to Monday 25th August (closed on other Mondays & Tuesdays). Please note that, as Hollycombe is run by unpaid volunteers, the number of ride… read more