Horsham Museum and Art Gallery

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

Website

www.horshammuseum.org

E-mail

General email address for all enquires

museum@horsham.gov.uk

Telephone

01403 254959

Fax

01403 282594

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.
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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.

CONSTANTLY CHANGING TEMPORATY EXHIBITION PROGRAMME. SEE EXHIBITION TAG OR CALL FOR DETAILS OF "WHATS ON".

Venue Type:

Museum, Gallery

Opening hours

Mon-Sat 1000-1700

Closed: Sunday & Bank Holidays

Admission charges

Free

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.
weapon exhibition

Flashing Blades: The Art of Weaponry

  • 5 — 30 August 2014 *on now

Ever since humankind has been around there have been weapons. Unlike animals, humankind has created tools to fight with and to cause maximum harm to others. At the same time, weapons have been used for status and been heavily decorated. This exhibition explores the art of weaponry, taken from the Museum's collections

Suitable for

  • Any age
Dragons Lair

Enter The Dragon's Lair

  • Until 4 October 2014 *on now
  • From 5 August 2014

The ancient market town of Horsham has a 400 year old claim to fame. In 1614 a pamphlet was published in London declaring that a dragon had been seen nearby. This exhibition celebrates this story with a startling display of dragon related items and imagery

Suitable for

  • Any age
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

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