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 Vintage & Steam show will enjoy all the bustle and excitement of a traditional Steam Festival on 20 and 21 August, with full-size, miniature and model steam engines on display and working around our 40-acre site in the South Downs National Park.
Download and view the Vintage & Steam 2016 show programme here!
Alongside an extensive selection of full-size steam engines will be a wide range of exhibits including: commercial vehicles, military vehicles, miniature steam engines, narrow gauge railways, model boats, and classic cars.
A favourite attraction at the event is the gallopers, powered by a Fowler Showman’s steam engine. The gallopers will be at the centre of a small traditional vintage fairground (small charges apply), which will delight both adults and children.
Visitors to the show can also take a ride on the narrow gauge steam railway (a small charge applies) and enjoy displays in the Events Field arena.
On Sunday 21, The Jaguar Enthusiasts Club, Portsmouth Region, will be holding its annual club event at the show.
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.
Update: due to the wet weather, we are unable to holding the ‘steer a steam engine’ activity at this year’s event.
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 are available to buy online (select admission) or on the day.
Dogs on short leads are welcome and there is ample free parking. Visitors with disabilities are advised to contact the Museum in advance of their visit, to discuss the easiest way to access the site.