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Hollycombe – Steam in the Country

Burrell Showman's Engine 'Emperor' in Hollycombe's fairground
Burrell Showman's Engine 'Emperor' in Hollycombe's fairground
1895 Hunslet 0-4-0ST 'Jerry M' on the Quarry Railway
1895 Hunslet 0-4-0ST 'Jerry M' on the Quarry Railway
Hollycombe's 1912 Tidman 'Golden Gallopers'
Hollycombe's 1912 Tidman 'Golden Gallopers'
Hollycombe – Steam in the Country
Hollycombe – Steam in the Country
Hollycombe – Steam in the Country

Britain‘s most varied collection of working steam: Edwardian fairground with several unique rides. Narrow gauge and miniature railways, agricultural engines, steam rollers, farm machinery, c.1840 beam engine and waterwheel. Extensive Listed woodland gardens and views.

Facilities

  • Parking
  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access

Operator

Hollycombe Working Steam Museum

Address

Iron Hill Midhurst Road Liphook Hampshire GU30 7LP

Open days

Easter weekend. Sun & BHol to 13 Oct. Also Daily 29 May-2 Jun & Tue-Sun 30 Jul-26 Aug. 1100-1700, rides from 1230. (Last entry 1600.) Evening openings Sat 14 Sep-19 Oct 1900-2200.

Travel

By Rail: Liphook / 1 mile

The Hollycombe Working Steam Museum is a collection of national importance. The collection was the brainchild of the late John Baldock and the first engine to arrive was a Burrell Gold Medal Tractor that came in 1951.

Run by a charitable trust, this is a major working steam-powered museum whose collection includes railways of different gauges, Britain's largest working Edwardian fairground, traction engines and steam rollers of varying types, as well as a steam sawmill, the engines from the former Clyde paddler Caledonia, an 1840s beam engine, waterwheel, all set in acres of woodlands. Adjacent and included in the visit are the 200 year old Listed woodland gardens. A trip on the narrow gauge railway gives excellent views on a clear day.

All this nostalgia is supported by a modern HLF-funded educational & visitor centre which contains toilets, a gift shop and an excellent cafeteria. Extensive signage around the site helps visitors to understand the many exhibits, most of which will be in steam on open days.

There are many special events throughout the year. See elsewhere for more details or visit the website.

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