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.
Dolly mixtures

Dolly Mixtures

  • 20 January — 28 February 2015 *on now

Dolls of all shapes, sizes and makes have been a constant feature of childhood over the centuries. This display features some of the more interesting examples from the Museum's collections. As part of the exhibition local auctioneers Toovey's will be hosting a free toy and doll valuation in early February.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Admission

Admission Free

Order, (Dis)order

Order, (Dis)order

  • 20 January — 7 March 2015 *on now

2015 marks 750 years of Parliament, and horsham's parliamentary history is one of corrupt elections, involving kidnapping and bribery, and drunkenness:sometimes so serious as to merit government inquiries. This fascinating past is explord in this temporary exhibition

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Admission Free

Dressage - Temporary Exhibition

Dressage:Dancing with Pencil

  • 20 January — 28 February 2015 *on now

Graphite artist Rebecca Taylor is a self-taught artist specialising in graphite drawings of mostly equine subjects but also including man's best friend, dogs and their feline equivalents. This display showcases her works, where she strives to get inside the brain of her subjects and portray them sympathetically on paper. One particular featrue is Valegro, the handsome Olympic champion dressage horse riden by Charlotte Dujardin.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

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

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