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
  • Gift Shop
  • Refreshments
  • Part Disabled Access

Photos

Full Description

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.

Contact & Location

Operator:Hollycombe Working Steam Museum
Address:Iron Hill
Midhurst Road
Liphook
Hampshire GU30 7LP
Contacts: 01428 724 900
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View website
Open days:Easter weekend, then Sun & BHol to 8 Oct. Also Daily 31 May-4 Jun & Tue-Sun 1-28 Aug. 1100-1700. Rides from 1230. (Last entry 1600.) Evening openings Sat 16 Sep-21 Oct 1900-2200.
By Rail: Liphook / 1.00 mile

Upcoming Events

02 Sep-03 Sep 2017 Model Weekend

Our model weekend attracts all kinds of models and modellers, with railway layouts, fairground models,…

16 Sep- Fairground at Night (7-10pm)

Step back in time to experience the magical nature of the Edwardian fairground as the sights, sounds…

23 Sep- Fairground at Night (7-10pm)

Step back in time to experience the magical nature of the Edwardian fairground as the sights, sounds…

30 Sep- Fairground at Night (7-10pm)

Step back in time to experience the magical nature of the Edwardian fairground as the sights, sounds…

07 Oct- Fairground at Night (7-10pm)

Step back in time to experience the magical nature of the Edwardian fairground as the sights, sounds…

This entry was last updated on 10th February 2017