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  • Next open days: Sun 26th April; Sun/Mon 3rd & 4th May; Sat/Sun 9th & 10th May.

    Next open days: Sun 26th April; Sun/Mon 3rd & 4th May; Sat/Sun 9th & 10th May.
  • Full price tickets allow free return entry for one year.

    Full price tickets allow free return entry for one year.
  • Now open on Sundays & Bank Holiday Mondays.

    Now open on Sundays & Bank Holiday Mondays.
  • Mr Field's Steam Circus is back this year!

    Mr Field's Steam Circus is back this 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. A few Saturdays for Special Events (see Events pages). 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:

  • Wednesday to Sunday 27th-31st May. Then Tuesday to Sunday 4th-31st August. (Closed on Mondays but open Bank Holiday Monday). Selected/timed rides on these dates except Sundays.

Open times:

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

Latest from the Hollycombe Blog

20/04/15

Drive it Day!

Sunday 26th April is 'Drive it Day' when owners of classic vehicles of all kinds are encouraged to take their vehicles out on the road to enjoy them. This year we welcome the Alvis Car Club to… read more

01/04/15

Mr Field’s Steam Circus returns as Hollycombe re-opens for Easter

Get set for another season of fun as Hollycombe re-opens for the 2015 season on Good Friday! This year we are marking a number of special anniversaries, but the big news for Easter is the return of Mr… read more