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  • Hollycombe's popular Quarry Railway

    Hollycombe's popular Quarry Railway
  • The 'Golden Gallopers'

    The 'Golden Gallopers'
  • The unique steam-driven Chairoplanes

    The unique steam-driven Chairoplanes
  • The Razzle Dazzle - the only one left in the world

    The Razzle Dazzle - the only one left in the world
  • Listed woodland gardens & Azalea Walk

    Listed woodland gardens & Azalea Walk

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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 & Bank Holidays until 12th October. Online advance ticket purchases are available, but it is easy to pay at the admission desk. No events are ticket only except Christmas. Well behaved dogs are allowed as long as they are kept on a lead at all times, and cleaned up after! Dogs are not allowed in the cafeteria.

Daily openings:

  • 30th July to 25th August. Wednesdays to Sundays & Bank Holiday Mondays. Otherwise closed Mondays & Tuesdays. Please note: We are NOT open on any other weekdays.

Open times:

1100-1700. Train rides from around 12 noon, Fairground from 1230. Last admission 1600.

Latest from the Hollycombe Blog

14/07/14

Cameras at the ready for Fairground and Organ Weekend

We’re looking forward to staging one of the highlights of the Hollycombe year – the annual Fairground & Organ Weekend on Sat 19th & Sun 20th July. This event is always very atmospheric;… read more

10/07/14

Part time staff wanted

The popular Hollycombe Working Steam Museum has an urgent need for catering staff to help run its busy cafeteria and help develop the menu offered. The position is seasonal and temporary, but exceptional… read more

10/07/14

School parties and wedding guests keep Hollycombe busy

As we move towards the end of the summer term, we have been welcoming a large number of school parties on weekdays to Hollycombe. Many schools, such as  Rowledge Junior School, have been visiting… read more