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See our new display at Amberley Museum and Heritage Centre

Visitors to Amberley Museum and Heritage Centre, at Amberley in West Sussex, can read about the history of the canal and the work of the Canal Trust in the centre’s Gin Building.

Our exhibition there has been enhanced with two large, colourful panels depicting the history of the canal and our quest to restore the waterway.

There are also two brightly painted bargee figures with holes at head height through which children can put their faces to be photographed. Youngsters were making use of these within minutes of them being in place.

The panels were bought with the help of a grant from IGas, the onshore oil and gas exploration and production company which has operations at Storrington in West Sussex and Albury in Surrey. We thank them for their generosity.

The museum has historic links with the Wey & Arun Canal. It is sited in a former chalk quarry where lime was once created in kilns for use in mortar and cement, and its products were transported on the waterway.

Amberley Museum and Heritage Centre is in Station Road, Amberley, between Chichester and Arundel, postcode BN18 9LT. The village railway station is next to the visitor entrance.