Bognor Regis Local History Museum

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Bognor Regis Local History Society was formed in 1979 to promote research into, and recording of, the town's history. In 1984 the Society founded a museum which was, and still is, run by volunteers and supported by the local Councils. It offers free entry to the visitor, who can not only learn about Bognor's beginnings and over two centuries of the town's development, but also social history, in the form of mock shop window displays covering many subjects.

Venue Type:

Museum, Archive

Opening hours

April to October, Tue to Sun, (incl Bank Hols) 10.00 to 16.00
Closed: November to March, Mon (except Bank Hols)

Admission charges


Locally found fossils. Social history collections reflecting past local businesses from Pawnbrokers to Photography, Toys to Tobbaconist and Chemists to Cobblers. A renowned collection, from the early days of wireless and television, to the 1960s. We also have a digital archive of several thousand photographs and digital index to many hundreds of documents which are available to view on request.

Collection details

Toys and Hobbies, Social History, Science and Technology, Photography, Music, Costume and Textiles, Archives, Archaeology

Key artists and exhibits

  • Richard Hotham Kt, Mary Wheatland, Bathing Machines, Wireless,

Bognor Regis Local History Museum
69 High Street
Bognor Regis
West Sussex
PO21 1RY



01243 865636

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