Vintage & Steam
Take a step back in time and experience the nostalgic sights and sounds of an era when steam and world class engineering powered the country!
Visitors to the Museum’s Vintage & Steam show will enjoy all the bustle and excitement of a traditional Steam Festival on 18 and 19 August, with steam engines on display and working around our 40-acre site in the South Downs National Park.
Alongside an extensive selection of full-size steam engines will be a wide range of exhibits – see the Sussex Gauge One Group display in the Downland Gridshell building. A favourite attraction at the event is the gallopers, which will be at the centre of a small traditional vintage fairground (small charges apply), which is a delight for adults and children alike.
With vintage music and a themed tea tent, local crafts and traditional demonstrations, plus arena displays throughout the weekend, this is an event for all the family to enjoy.
Opening hours and prices
The Vintage & Steam event is open from 10.30am – 5.00pm. The Museum will also close at 5.00pm for safety reasons.
Standard Museum admission prices apply and include entry to the Vintage & Steam event – tickets will be available to buy online through our online shop early next year. Entry is free for Annual Members. Children aged 4 years and under enter for free.
Dogs on short leads are welcome and there is ample free parking. Visitors with disabilities are advised to contact the Museum on 01243 811363 in advance of their visit, to discuss the easiest way to access the site.
How to exhibit
If you wish to exhibit at this event we will be releasing our booking forms early spring. If you are an existing contact, we will contact you via email. If you are a new exhibitor to the show, please refer back to this page in late March.