Horsham Museum and Art Gallery

Horsham Museum and Art Gallery
Causeway House
9 Causeway
West Sussex
RH12 1HE




General email address for all enquires



01403 254959


01403 282594

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Horsham Museum is situated at the head of the Causeway one of Sussex's and most picturesque streets of period buildings. The museum building itself dates back to the 1400's and is well worth a visit alone. Horsham Museum is a treasure house of local history housed in over 26 galleries. There are two small, very pretty walled gardens. The museum has a purpose built education room and talks are available for schools. There is a school loan and reminiscence loan box service. The museum has a programme of temporary exhibitions throughout the year in two exhibition rooms so there is always something new to see. Due to the age of the building, the first floor is not accessible to wheelchairs.


Venue Type:

Museum, Gallery

Opening hours

Mon-Sat 1000-1700

Closed: Sunday & Bank Holidays

Admission charges


Additional info

There is a public pay and display car park just to the rear of the museum.

Local history

Collection details

Agriculture, Archaeology, Archives, Coins and Medals, Costume and Textiles, Decorative and Applied Art, Fine Art, Land Transport, Law and Order, Literature, Medicine, Music, Natural Sciences, Personalities, Photography, Science and Technology, Social History, Toys and Hobbies, Trade and Commerce, Weapons and War, World Cultures

Key artists and exhibits

  • Bicycles, saddlery, Shelley books, geology, costume, costume accessories, toys, kitchen and gardening, rural crafts and trades, Cabinet of Curiosity, crime and punishment.
Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.
WW1 Trenches

WW1 1914 to 1919 - Memories & Memorabilia

  • 9 January — 10 May 2014 *on now

Using previously unseen photographs, unpublished wartime memories and the museum's unique collection of wartime posters, as well as objects collected as souvenirs, the fascinating exhibition gives an insight into the scope, drama and impact of World War One.

Suitable for

  • Any age
Eleanor Coates photgraphic exhibition

Sussex in Focus - Temporary Photographic Exhibition

  • 6 March — 26 April 2014 *on now

Since her retirement eight years ago, Eleanor Coates has been able to combine the development of her photographic skills with her interest in the natural world, in particular the wider landscape and wild flowers to produce this intriguing display of nature’s beauty.

Suitable for

  • Any age



Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.
Downright Downton

Downright Downton

  • 1 February — 2 May 2014 *on now

The exhibition focuses on the 1920s and enables visitors to see items that for conservation reasons are hardly ever put on display. Fashion and costumiers have a chance through their research to inspect the clothing to re-create that look that has won Downton plaudits. Now Horsham Museum & Art Gallery has made its collections available for the public to see – without making a request. It is a brilliant opportunity for all Downton fans and those of other 1920’s dramas

Suitable for

  • Any age

The Alchemy of Lustre

  • 20 March — 30 April 2014 *on now

Jonathan Chiswell-Jones began to experiment with the thousand year old technique used by Middle Eastern potters to fuse a thin layer of silver or copper onto the surface of a glaze. This layer, protected by the glaze, then reflects light. Hence the term ‘lustre.’ its appeared in Spain and Italy in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, and had a modern revival in the nineteenth century. 50 pieces of Jonathan Chiswell Jones’s creation will be on display in ‘The Alchemy of Lustre,’ which opens at Horsham District Council’s Horsham Museum & Art Gallery on 20 March and closes 30 April 2014. All of the artworks will be available for purchase, including the option to buy via Own Art.

Suitable for

  • Any age


Admission to Horsham Museum is Free. The Museum is open Monday- Saturdays 10am - 5pm.



Resources listed here may include websites, bookable tours and workshops, books, loan boxes and more. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all.

Reminiscence Loan Box Service

A series of loan handling boxes designed to stimulate and encourage reminiscence amongst the elderly for use in care homes by care home staff.

How to obtain

Contact Maureen Judson on 01403 254959

School Loan Box Service

Loan boxes covering numerous historical periods and subjects tied to the National Curriculum

How to obtain

Contact Jeremy Knight on 01403 254959