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In 2024, the Museum will be open for up to 28 days - the above is a National gas engine

 

 

 

 

Herstmonceux Museum will be open to the public as an educational destination and cultural resource, also of interest to technology explorers and budding scientists. This is a provisional calendar and year planner, subject to change without notice, except for booked parties and arranged tours. Please call in advance to avoid being disappointed: +44 (0) 1323 831727 & +44 (0) 7747244134

 

Email: museum@herstmonceuxsussex.com

 

Parties from Schools, Colleges and University students will be most welcome in the future, if accompanied and supervised by their teachers. For which a guided tour may be arranged, alongside an optional Technology Trail. Larger parties will not be admitted, unless by prior arrangement. So please call in advance.

 

There will be no admission charges in 2024. Nobody under the age of 18 will be allowed in the building in 2024, unless by special arrangement, with permissions - when suitably qualified staff will be supervising. When children are allowed, they must be accompanied by a responsible adult (parent or guardian) at all times. CCTV systems will be in operation, to record incidents such as to prevent accidents and help us improve the signage or other health and safety, or fire prevention equipment.

 

IN 2024

 

We are only opening three small exhibit areas in 2024. Not the main generating building. We are very sorry about this, but the cost of installing additional signage and fire fighting equipment, may only follow accreditation. This will be after our first year. So, please help us get to that stage, by paying us a visit this year if you can.

At this time, we may not normally contemplate school visits. Though, may give consideration to this, subject to a specific risk assessment well in advance, for late 2025 or early 2026. As funding allows. Teachers should at that time be aware of the fire prevention arrangements, and ensure that their students are advised and take note.

 

Lime Park is some 400 yards south of the village of Herstmonceux, as the crow flies, 2.9 miles (7 minutes) from the Observatory Science Centre, and about 6.3 miles (10 minutes) from Pevensey Castle. Or, 11.5 miles and 22 minutes from Eastbourne, and 8.7 miles and 14 minutes from Battle Abbey.

 

Please note: that at this time, Lime Park Heritage Trust, own only the early Generating Station footprint, not any surrounding land(s). Other areas adjacent to the electricity station are walked and explored at the walker's own risk. We understand that some safety precautions have been taken, such as under, and to comply with the Health & Safety Regulations, to protect passers by and underneath some of the taller trees, from falling branches. Information of this will be provided to visitors before being allowed to roam freely. Please read this government guidance carefully. Some areas may be blocked off to prevent public access, where no responsible adult is present. All accidents/incidents, should be recorded, as part of a comprehensive safety record in a day book. Visitors are encouraged to enter their names and locations in a Visitors book, that will not be available generally to the public.

 

According to government guidance, when people enjoy the countryside or other open spaces they owe a duty to themselves and their dependents to take proper care. Official advice to the public is that responsible risk-taking should be regarded as normal, and we should not discourage members of the public from undertaking certain activities solely on the grounds that there is an element of risk. Excessive paternalism and concern with safety may lead to infringements of personal rights. Those who are competent to judge the risk to themselves should be free to make their own decisions so long as they do not threaten the safety of others. The nature of these pursuits is such that, where there is an accident, a fault on the part of an employer (for example) cannot be presumed.

 

 


   

 

 

PROVISIONAL OPEN DAYS 2024

 

Saturday May 11th, 18th & 25th

Friday June 7th & 29th

Saturday June 1st, 8th & 29th

Friday July 12th, 19th, 26th

Saturday July 6th, 13th, 20th & 27th

Saturday August 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th & 31st

Saturday September 1st, 7th, 14th, 21st & 28th

Saturday October 5th, 19th

 

PROVISIONAL OPENING TIMES 2024

 

11:00am - 3:00pm   A sign will be placed at strategic locations advising of openings

 

(Other times by arrangement)

 

The Museum will be closed (not normally open) when raining.

So please check the weather forecast before setting out.

Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.

 

There are (at present) no toilet facilities for the public.

Please treat as any other country walk or ramble.

As we become accredited, we will endeavour to add

facilities. The village has (or had) a public toilet, and many

hostelries. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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