Traditional fairground at Hollycombe

Britain’s largest collection of working steam

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.

Visit Us

Hollycombe is now closed for the winter and will reopen for 2019 on Sunday 14th April.

Daily openings:

None until 2019.

Open times:

Gates open 1100. Rides from 1230. Last admission 1600. Saturday evenings to 20th October: Gates open 1800, rides from 1900. Please note we are NOT open during the day on Saturdays.

Well behaved dogs on leads are allowed. Return tickets can be used for all openings. All rides are included in the admission price.

Adults £16.00
Seniors £14.00
Children (3-15) £12.00
Saver Ticket (2+2) £50.00
Super Saver Ticket (2+3) £60.00
Disabled + Carer £16.00

Saver Ticket (2+2): Admits up to 2 adults or seniors and 2 children

Super Saver Ticket (2+3): Admits up to 2 adults or seniors and 3 children

Disabled & Carer: One carer admitted free per Registered disabled person

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  • Open Day
  • Special Event
  • Fairground at Night (7pm-10pm)

Fairground

Ride authentic steam driven Victorian and Edwardian fairground rides including the world’s first white-knuckle ride, the ‘Razzle Dazzle’, or ‘Mr Field’s Steam Circus’.

Steam Railways

Let the train take the strain with a ride to spectacular views on the narrow gauge Quarry Railway or take a trip on our miniature Garden Railway.

Special Events

Your entrance ticket to Hollycombe means you can come back and enjoy all our special events for free!

Woodland Gardens

Explore our listed gardens with walks to the ice house and beautiful romantic views over the South Downs – or relax with a picnic?

Road Steam

From light tractors to heavy haulage, traction engines were a common sight on our roads - check our calendar for dates when you can ride behind these mighty movers!

Steam Farm

The steam farm building houses a collection of barn machinery driven by a steam engine.

Estate

Running large estates required varied machinery including waterwheels and steam sawmills - see Holycombe's own waterwheel and beam engine barn close to the Fairground

Latest News

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