Traditional steam-powered fairground
Woodland Gardens
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Jerry M on the Quarry Railway at Hollycombe
Traditional fairground at Hollycombe

Opening News

On Saturday 7th May, we have a private event at Hollycombe Working Steam Museum. This event date had given rise to us aiming towards opening to the public the following day, Sunday 8th May, onwards. Despite our best efforts we are not quite ready for our public opening.  

Our volunteers have been managing multiple workloads and projects in tandem.  We are committed to making the best event possible for our guests on 7th May and adding the public opening onto the back of this would put our volunteers under a lot of pressure.

We are pushing back our planned public opening to late May with full details to be announced in due course. We are incredibly grateful to our volunteers who have gone above and beyond in their efforts and we can’t wait to re-open!

Visit Us

On Saturday 7th May, we have a private event at Hollycombe Working Steam Museum. This event date had given rise to us aiming towards opening to the public the following day, Sunday 8th May, onwards. Despite our best efforts we are not quite ready for our public opening. 

Our volunteers have been managing multiple workloads and projects in tandem.  We are committed to making the best event possible for our guests on 7th May and adding the public opening onto the back of this would put our volunteers under a lot of pressure.

We are pushing back our planned public opening to late May with full details to be announced in due course. We are incredibly grateful to our volunteers who have gone above and beyond in their efforts and we can’t wait to re-open!

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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

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