Hollycombe Steam in the Country

Hollycombe Steam in the Country
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Hollycombe Steam in the Country is the most varied collection of steam engines and fairground rides in Britain, including a fully working Edwardian-era steam fairground, narrow gauge and miniature steam railways, as well as steam road engines, road rollers, and farm and other engines.

The museum is run by volunteers who keep most of it in working order to entertain and educate you, as it would have done more than a century ago. Ride the world’s oldest white-knuckle ride, the ‘Razzle Dazzle’ or ‘Mr Field’s Steam Circus’, the world’s first mechanically operated fairground attraction. Take in the view of the South Downs from Hollycombe’s famous Big Wheel, or enjoy the views of the South Downs and Sussex Weald from the comfort of the Quarry Railway.

There are beautiful woodland gardens to explore too, with walks to features such as the Romantic View. Youngsters are not forgotten with juvenile rides including the Austin Cars, the world’s oldest Haunted House, and everyone’s favourite, The Hall of Mirrors. With picnic sites, a great-value cafeteria and a Gift Shop with a wide range of steam memorabilia (including a great selection of Thomas the Tank Engine merchandise) – Hollycombe is a real ‘3-generation’ visit!

Open: Sundays and Bank Holidays from Easter Weekend to 14th October.
Daily openings 30th May to 3rd June and 31st July to 27 August (closed Mondays in August except 27th).
Open times: Gates open 1100. Rides from 1230 to 1700.
Last admission 1600.

Admission price 




Family saver tickets available. Tickets purchased entitle unlimited return visits to Hollycombe for x 1 year.

Why should I visit?

    • Edwardian Fairground - ride authentic Victorian and Edwardian fairground rides - all steam driven!
    • Woodland Railways - Ride the Quarry railway or the Miniature Railway - let the train take the strain!
    • Woodland Gardens - beautiful views over the South Downs in an English Heritage listed Garden.
    • Steam Engines and Steam Organs - The smell of steam and the sound of the steam organs are a great combination!
    • A real 3-generation visit - great fun for Grandparents, parents and children alike!


Assistance dogs allowed
Baby changing facilities
Disabled access
Disabled parking available
Dogs accepted
Free parking on site
Gift shop
On site parking
Suitable for ages 12 and above
Suitable for ages 3 and above
Suitable for ages 5 and above
Suitable for ages 8 and above
Tour Guide – we require booking for this facility
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Where to find us


Hollycombe Working Steam Museum
Iron Hill
GU30 7LP

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By car

From the A3

Follow the brown tourist signs. Turn off at Liphook. Turn left by the Royal Anchor (Liphook Square), then left again by Lloyds Bank and right at the next mini-roundabout. Look for Sainsburys (on the left). Turn right at both of the next two roundabouts (follow the small brown road signs). Go over the railway bridge and continue along th enarrow, wooded road (Midhurst Road), past Highfield Lane (on your left). Turn left opposite the gate houses, and follow the road through the industrial estate, continuing as far as you can go.

FROM Haslemere & The East

Leave Haslemere on the B2131 to Liphook. Where the main road turns sharp right, go straight on up Highfield Lane. At the end of Highfield Lane, turn left onto Midhurst Road and follow the instructions as above.

By train

The nearest railway station is Liphook (South West Trains), one mile from Hollycombe. Hourly service on the London Waterloo to Portsmouth line. Taxis are available from Apple Cars on 01428 722 044.

Kids activities

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  • Fairground rides
  • Train rides
  • Steam engines
  • Thomas the Tank Engine merchandise
  • Woodland walks