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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'
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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

  • 01428 724 900
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  • View website

Open days

Easter weekend, then Sun & BHol to 14 Oct. Also Daily 30 May-3 Jun & Tue-Sun 31 Jul-27 Aug. 1100-1700, rides from 1230. (Last entry 1600.) Evening openings Sat 15 Sep-20 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.

Events

Sun 6th - Mon 7th May 2018: Magic Lantern Shows

Special Magic Lantern shows in the Bioscope. See how the Victorians first saw projected images.

Fairground

Sat 26th - Mon 28th May 2018: Hollycombe Steam Festival

We're bringing back our popular steam event after a few years. Come along and see visiting traction engines, steam rollers and other steam-powered…

Fairground / Miniature Railway / Miniature Steam / Models / Railways / Steam and Vintage Rallies

Sat 14th - Sun 15th Jul 2018: Fairground Weekend & Mechanical Organ Gathering

Roll up! Roll up! It's all the fun of the fair! Enjoy our traditional steam fairground and visiting attractions including fairground models, transport,…

Fairground / Models / Organs / Railways

Sat 1st - Sun 2nd Sep 2018: Model Weekend

The weekend attracts all kinds of models and modellers, with railway layouts, fairground models, miniature traction engines, and more!

Fairground / Miniature Steam / Models / Railways

Sat 15th Sep 2018: Fairground at Night (7-10pm)

Step back in time to experience the magical nature of the Edwardian fairground as the sights, sounds and smells all come alive as darkness falls! Please…

Fairground

Sat 22nd Sep 2018: Fairground at Night (7-10pm)

Step back in time to experience the magical nature of the Edwardian fairground as the sights, sounds and smells all come alive as darkness falls! Please…

Fairground

Sat 29th Sep 2018: Fairground at Night (7-10pm)

Step back in time to experience the magical nature of the Edwardian fairground as the sights, sounds and smells all come alive as darkness falls! Please…

Fairground

Sat 6th Oct 2018: Fairground at Night (7-10pm)

Step back in time to experience the magical nature of the Edwardian fairground as the sights, sounds and smells all come alive as darkness falls! Please…

Fairground

Sat 13th Oct 2018: Fairground at Night (7-10pm)

Enjoy the fairground at night as you experience the magical nature of the Edwardian fairground as the sights, sounds and smells all come alive as darkness…

Fairground

Sat 20th Oct 2018: Halloween Fairground at Night (7-10pm)

Enjoy the fairground at night with a spooky theme as you experience the magical nature of the Edwardian fairground as the sights, sounds and smells all…

Fairground / Halloween

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