Traditional fairground at Hollycombe

Britain’s largest collection of working steam

Situated on the Hampshire and Sussex border, Hollycombe is far more than just a working steam museum, it's a place where the past comes to life. From the atmosphere of our traditional fairground, to riding on our steam railways, or wandering through the woodland gardens, there's something for all ages.

Open Days & Times

Sundays & Bank Holidays from Easter weekend (14th-17th April) to 8th October.

Daily openings:

31st May to 4th June 2017

1st to 28th August

(Closed Mondays in August except 28th)

Open times:

Gates open 1100. Rides from 1230 to 1700. Last admission 1600.

Well behaved dogs on leads are allowed.


Ride authentic steam driven Victorian and Edwardian fairground rides including the world’s first white-knuckle ride, the ‘Razzle Dazzle’, or ‘Mr Field’s Steam Circus’.

Steam Railways

Let the train take the strain with a ride to spectacular views on the narrow gauge Quarry Railway or take a trip on our miniature Garden Railway.

Special Events

Your entrance ticket to Hollycombe means you can come back and enjoy all our special events for free!

Woodland Gardens

Explore our listed gardens with walks to the ice house and beautiful romantic views over the South Downs – or relax with a picnic?

Road Steam

From light tractors to heavy haulage, traction engines were a common sight on our roads - check our calendar for dates when you can ride behind these mighty movers!

Steam Farm

The steam farm building houses a collection of barn machinery driven by a steam engine.


Running large estates required varied machinery including waterwheels and steam sawmills - see Holycombe's own waterwheel and beam engine barn close to the Fairground