A bit of a non event day – amberley museum, amberley traveller reviews – tripadvisor static electricity in the body effects


Took our grandson, who is train mad, to the museum on a Saturday which was not a scheduled Event Day. Things were quite quiet and a number of areas were not open since the museum relies almost entirely on voluntary staff who have other commitments to attend to. It was interesting, as an older person, to see old white goods, TVs, record players and telephones that we used when we were young but it doesn’t engender a lot of interest in a four year old. His interest was in the little one carriage train (max. 8 people per time) and the children’s train layout which was hands on. He only looked at the railway wagons whilst rapidly moving on. The result was we spent some 2 hours in the restaurant (probably 30-45 minutes queueing up which for young children is a very gas bubble disease long wait). True it was at peak time but what happens on an Event Day when I expect the number of people is far greater? Overall, I think young children will only have limited interest unless it is an Event Day and covers an area they are interested in. I feel this museum is really geared for older people who have the patience and interest to take it all on board and that Event Days are probably better value than non Event Days. More Show less

Hello, thank you for taking your time to review our museum. The activity at the museum can vary from day to day, our busier event days are listed on our museum leaflet and website. As you have rightly said we have a lot of wonderful volunteers at our museum who support our work, and as we are a registered charity and non-profit organisation, we rely on our visitors support. We have a selection of petrol, electric and steam locos at the museum, and due to their age and the crew required to run them, we vary which one is running from day to day. Some of the electric locos can only pull smaller carriages, where as the steam loco can pull three or four electricity jokes puns. I hope that you might bring your grandson back on another visit to see some of our other locos in action. We are also currently redeveloping the children’s play area in the railway exhibition hall, and we have new play equipment up by the entrance to the museum. We are gas exchange in the lungs looking into what other interactive play areas we can introduce for children, and we are looking into funding applications to support us. I will pass your feedback onto the retail and catering manager with regards to your visit to our museum cafe. We are currently looking at how we can improve the service we offer, so your comments will be gratefully received to help us develop our plans. Kind regards.

We visited on a Friday during the school summer holidays. Whilst some of the exhibits and information where very interesting the grounds where somewhat in need of A little TLC. I personally think that more is needed to keep the children interested in the place, more demonstration which the children could get involved in, maybe if the staff/volunteers dressed up in period clothing. If children could do something there for a day as zoos have keepers for a day something like that. We also visited the electricity deregulation in california LIMEBURNERS RESTAURANT whilst there and to be honest there was plenty of seating it was pretty much empty. They only serve HOT food during the hours of 12-2.30. A customer came in at 2pm and asked for a sandwich to which the reply was they had run out. There was a fully equipped kitchen so why aren’t the sandwiches made on site fresh every day. They would also benifit from selling children’s packed lunches (pick 5/6 items per box) your be amazed how many would go. Dont get me wrong it was a very interesting place (my favourite was the telecommunications centre) hubby favoured the wireless exhibition and the old TVs. However it could be better.

Hello, thank you for taking the time to review our museum. We have recently employed a new education officer who is currently working on developing our education programme and children’s activities at the museum. We are aiming to have a more consistent offer by introducing a school holiday programme. As we are an industrial museum it is not as easy to develop a experience for a day, but it is something we are looking into. We do dress up at the museum on event days, such as our home front weekend. As the museum is not set in a specific time period, but showing the progression of the industrial heritage of the South over the last 150 years, we do not dress up on a daily basis. These are very constructive comments though, so I will pass them on to our visitor experience manager. We are also looking into our catering offer electricity facts for 4th graders at the museum, our new retail and catering manager has been very busy making changes. I will pass your feedback on to assist him further. I hope you come back to visit us next year to see what changes we have put in place. Kind regards.

Took my 2 grandsons who got in free as Blue Peter badge holders. From the ample car park next to the railway station, a short walk leads to the ticket office and gift shop. A site map was given with the ticket and explained in detail by the cashier. Despite the torrential drizzle we first fell upon the printing exhibits. A period gentleman demonstrated the hand printing machine and then set up the boys names and they printed their own pictures. A wonderful experience to witness and I bought a scrapbook from the british gas jokes exhibit to house them in, together with 2 free printed cards to start the book with. After a quick stop in the limeburners restaurant to get out of the rain and purchase hot drinks, we boarded the narrow gauge electric train for a return trip up the line. Souvenir tickets were obtained (all rides are included in the entry price) and we saw many other attractions to visit later in the day. More buildings contained massive numbers of artifacts from many decades and each were supported with explanatory notices. The buildings themselves had histories which were interesting. In the carpenters hut the boys were allowed to try their hands at planing, which brought in some competition to see who could produce the longest shaving. The gent at this display was very patient. Next we had a ride on a vintage bus on which the driver issued old style tickets using a clipper machine, authentic and full of explanations. Each stop turned into a history lesson and on a rainy day was a welcome distraction. We stopped at the top end of the quarry and we’re enthralled at the electricity hall. Sparks flew at the high voltage demonstrations and questions were answered by the ‘professor’ with simple to understand examples. The boys were amazed. Railway shed, bus and fire stations, postage, telephone, radio, garage and roadways were all seen before returning for chips at the limeburners. A final stop at the printers to collect the personalised prints and some gifts from the shop ended our day. 4 hours well spent in the persistent rain. Just think how long we could have electricity lessons ks1 stayed on a sunny day. Brilliant.