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By 25 July 2018January 25th, 2021No Comments
Vintage & Steam event at the Weald & Downland Living Museum, West Sussex

Take a step back in time with the nostalgic sights, sounds and bustle of a traditional steam festival!

On the weekend of 18–19 August 2018 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 carrousel, 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.

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.

Visiting car clubs

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

Information for visitors

The Museum’s opening hours for this event are 10.30am–5pm. Regular admission prices apply and include access to both the Museum and the Vintage & Steam event.

The Museum’s waterside café will be open, plus there are indoor and outdoor picnic areas. Dogs on leads are welcome. There is free parking in the Museum’s overflow car park fields. Children (0-17 years) enter this event free of charge.

Visitors with disabilities are advised to read the Museum’s accessibility page in advance of their visit.

For further information call 01243 811363 or email office@wealddown.co.uk.