Storrington and District Museum
The Old School, School Lane
Opened in April 2000 to mark the Millennium, the Museum aims at preserving yesterday for tomorrow. It houses local archaeology, articles from local churches, domestic history, details of local people and their memorabilia, artefacts of vanished local places, trades and services and articles from the two world wars. The Museum not only covers Storrington, but the surrounding villages of Amberley, Ashington, Bury, Cootham, Greatham, Parham, Rackham, Sullington, Thakeham, Washington, Warminghurst, and Wiggonholt.
The Museum has a library of local history and has access to old maps and census records and welcomes enquiries for local family history and property. There is a regular newsletter, a programme of winter lectures and summer historical walks and excursions. The Museum welcomes visitors from all over the country and from abroad and supports local schools with its education programme.
Sat, Sun and Wed: 10.00-16.00
Closed: Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri.
Storrington & District Museum
Meg Everitt, a retired teacher, takes on the role of her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth I. She has a wide knowledge of the life of Queen Elizabeth and of Tudor Times; local connections are brought into the session. Learning historical facts about the TUDOR PERIOD in this way brings the subject to life.
Meg would visit the school, dressed as Queen Elizabeth with her ladies-in-waiting, to give an audience at which children ask adhoc questions for up to one hour, age range 5 to 14 years. The ideal number of children is about 25 to 30, although a less intimate session with more of a performance and fewer questions is possible with up to 60.
- Michael Leeming
- Michael Leeming