Traditional steam-powered fairground
Woodland Gardens
The worlds oldest haunted house returns for 2017
Jerry M on the Quarry Railway at Hollycombe
Traditional fairground at Hollycombe

Please help support Hollycombe

Hollycombe needs your help. If you are in a position to support us there are a number of ways you can do so:

  • Firstly if you would like to make a donation please use this link https://bit.ly/2wxDUiH to our GoFundMe campaign to raise money for the museum.
  • If you use Amazon for shopping go to www.smile.amazon.co.uk and select Hollycombe Working Steam Museum as your chosen charity.
  • You can also use the following link for online shopping https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/hwsm/ 
  • Click on the buy tickets online banner and purchase evouchers to use against future ticket purchases or choose the donate tab to give us a donation.
  • If you would like to set up a monthly donation email us at info@hollycombe.co.uk with your telephone number and the amount you are looking to donate on a monthly basis and we can then set up a recurring payment with you over the phone.

Your help will be greatly appreciated.

Visit Us

Hollycombe is currently closed and we hope to re-open early August. The number of days we will open is subject to discussion at present but we hope to be open for much of the school holidays. We will not be running the full range of fairground rides due to ongoing lengthy maintenance on some of the rides. All admissions must be booked online prior to arrival. The online booking site is currently closed but will open just prior to the planned opening date.

Daily openings:

To be advised nearer to the planned opening date.

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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

Business Opportunity to run Hollycombe – Steam in the Country’s cafe

We are looking for someone to run our cafe and to develop an independent business.  We are delighted to announce…

Hollycombe receives lifeline grant from Government’s £1.57bn Culture Recovery Fund

Thanks to the Government’s Culture Recovery Fund we will receive funding of £895,000 to ensure we can safely…

Support our restoration projects

Restoring Mr Fields Steam Circus

Help us return Mr Fields Steam Circus to the fairground at Hollycombe. We are looking to restore the worlds oldest mechanically…

Restoring Caledonia

We are aiming to bring Caledonia back to the quarry railway at Hollycombe and we need your help. Made by Andrew Barclay of…