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.
Paddington Bear

Paddington Bear

  • 20 October — 31 December 2014 *on now

Paddington Bear is at the heart of fundraising for Horsham based children's charity Action Medical Research. The museum is hosting a Paddington Bear exhibtion with original artwork and other Paddington Bear items throughout the half term and beyond, with opportunities to read some of your favourite stories and undertake a Paddington Quiz.

Suitable for

  • Any age
Contemporary Landscapes

Present and Connect

  • 11 November 2014 — 3 January 2015 *on now

Present and Connect is a joint exhibition by two Sussex-based artists, Adele Gibson and Ruthien, inspired by the landscape of the South Downs National Park. Adele works in oils, Ruthien with a camera. The artwork in this exhibition stems from their expecience of being present in the landscape and their deep connection with it.

Suitable for

  • Any age


Admission Free

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.
Vintage Christmas

Vintage Christmas

  • 10 — 31 December 2014 *on now

In the days before Christmas telly and high tech games, what did families do to celebrate Christmas? This exhibition features some of the games, presents and culinary delights of Christmas 70 years ago.

Suitable for

  • Any age


Admission Free

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