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Famous landmark for families heading south. Seeing the two windmills perched on the top of the Downs was a sure sign that, yes - we are nearly there now.
Jill, the white post mill, is open to the public most weekends in the summer (unfortunately we were there mid-week).
Jack, the black tower mill, is not open as it is a private residence. All his machinery has been removed anyway.
The British Engineerium is housed in what was originally Brighton's Goldstone Pumping Station.
In the Number 2 Engine House is the fully restored 1875 Easton and Anderson beam engine (seen here),
with its pierced cast-iron stairs and walkways and barley-sugar twist columns.
Major parts of the original Easton and Amos pumping engine installed in 1866 are still kept in the Number 1 Engine House.
Also on the site, when we visited, were collections of model and full-sized steam engines, craftsmen's tools, domestic items and much more.
Sadly, due to shortage of funds, the museum closed in 2006. However, due to the intervention of a private sponsor, the sale of the collections was cancelled
and it is now open on special Steam Days whilst the restoration work continues.
Shortly after the end of the Second World War, the Royal Greenwich Observatory moved from Greenwich to Hurstmonceux
to escape the light and air pollution. Little did they know that twenty years later the main telescope would be relocated to La Palma in the Canary Islands,
and that the UK base would move to Cambridge.
In addition to the hands-on science park that now occupies the rather dreary concrete and glass buildings,
there are tours of the small telescopes of the Equatorial Group that still remain on the site.