Visiting

We are open from 11am to 5pm on these Sundays and Bank Holiday Mondays

Located in West Sussex, on the eastern side of the A285, 1 ½ miles south of Petworth  at the river bridge. Look out for the fountain and Union flag. Click the postcode for a map. Postcode GU28 0JE. Map reference SU 972194

Admission.

Adults £3.00   Children (under 16) free

At Coultershaw you can:

  • Watch the waterwheel drive the Beam Pump to produce an impressive water spout.
  • Learn how the Beam Pump was installed in 1782 to pump water to Petworth House and town, 1 ½ miles to the north.
  • See the Archimedes screw turbine using water to generate electricity.
  • Visit the Engine House, and try pumping water with the hand pumps.
  • Walk around the canal basin to see the remains of the 18th century lock, canal warehouses and stables.
  • Look out for the wide variety of wildlife and you may see fish climbing the fish ladder!
  • Explore the site using our FREE family nature trail.

 

 

 

 

Groups

Pre-booked groups of all ages and interests are welcome, including on days when the site is not normally open. A relevant introductory talk can be provided in the Warehouse, together with drinks and biscuits if required.

Contact the curator for details and to book – 01798 865774, email groups@coultershaw.co.uk  or use the webform 

Learning

A programme of activities for schools and educational groups is offered. The heated Warehouse with toilets provides a space for indoor activities and talks.

Click here for more details

For learning enquiries and bookings, email learning@coultershaw.co.uk or use the webform

Coultershaw Big Draw October 2013 007

See below to view a short film of the site titled ‘A Bridge Just Right’  It features footage taken during the new bridge structure was being rebuilt after the heavy flooding of Winter 2014.

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