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Vintage & Steam

Saturday 18 August to Sunday 19 August 2018
10.30am - 5.00pm

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.

Children aged 0-17 years enter this event free!

What’s on

On the weekend of 18 and 19 August visitors to the Weald & Downland Living Museum in Singleton, near Chichester, can enjoy viewing a fantastic range of steam engines and vehicles. Ride on a traditional steam-driven carousel, dine on delicious food and drink in the food village, and listen to vintage music at the Museum’s stunning 40-acre site in the South Downs National Park.

Download the Vintage & Steam show programme and plan your visit!

A wide range of vehicles will be exhibited including: commercial and military vehicles, miniature steam engines, a narrow gauge railway display, model boats on the mill pond, Gauge One Group display in the Downland Gridshell building, a range of classic and vintage cars, and a large display of classic and vintage motorcycles.

Arena displays will take place during the day and traditional fairground organs will be playing.

Victoria the traction engine, star of the hit series of children’s story books “Victoria’s Torton Tales“, will be in steam and on display all weekend. Come along and say hello and take your photo with her.

On Saturday 18 August the Solent MG Club and Morgan Owners’ Club will be located in the Event Field and on Sunday 19th the Jaguar Enthusiasts Club, Portsmouth Region, will hold its annual club event at the show.

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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 0-17 years enter free!

Dogs on short leads are welcome and there is ample free parking. Visitors with disabilities are advised to read our accessibility page in advance of their visit.

If you are able to display a small poster to help us to promote this event, please download the A4 poster here.

Love steam engines? Why visit the Sussex Steam Engine Club for further information and upcoming events.