Horsham Museum and Art Gallery

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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.
WW1 American poster

Posters on the Frontline

  • 11 September — 14 October 2017 *on now

Prepare to be compelled, enticed, coerced, urged and coaxed by the brilliant images and bold statements of World War One propaganda. For the first time, rare highly colourful War posters that drew on the influences of the Parisian posters of Lautrec, yet also inspired the great Hollywood posters and the pop art of Lichtenstein are on display. Eleven stunning powerful American posters form the centrepiece of the new exhibition.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Admission

Admission Free

Irregular Shoes

Irregular Choice's Ethereal Dream

  • 16 September 2017 — 9 January 2018 *on now

Since I999 when Irregular Choice began, Brighton-based shoe designer Dan Sullivan has created worldwide waves that have shipwrecked the conventions of footwear and redefined good taste.
The stunning display will reveal to hard core fans and the fantastical footwear-curious just why worldwide mega brands such as Disney want to work with them, and why celebrities such as Whoopi Goldberg have shoe rooms dedicated to their Irregular Choice collections. Owning over 300 pairs of shoes dating back to the I7th century, Horsham Museum a Art Gallery wanted to give their comparatively humble shoe exhibition a modern take.

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

https://www.horshammuseum.org/learning/reminscence-loan-boxes

Horsham Museum and Art Gallery runs a popular Reminiscence loans service, tailored for care homes and carers in the district. Please note, these are not suitable for loan to schools.

The Reminiscence Loan Boxes are loaned free of charge to residential homes, sheltered accommodation and any club for the elderly throughout the Horsham District. The boxes are also available to organisations for the elderly outside the District for an annual fee of £100. This fee allows you to borrow as many boxes as you like and also gives you a discount on the fee for Reminiscence Training.

How to obtain

Call us on 01403 254959 or email museum@horsham.gov.uk for more information

School workshops and Learning

https://www.horshammuseum.org/learning/school-workshop

School workshops are run by Miranda Mitchell, a freelance Education Officer who has worked closely with Horsham Museum over a number of years to tell, explain and explore fascinating stories. The workshops offer talks and handling sessions with a selection of high historical value items enabling greater interaction between the objects and students. Workshops can be cross-curricular and range from those designed for early years/reception through to Key Stage 4. Workshops can be held either at your own premises or, if you wish to increase the benefit to your students, at the Museum when a walking tour of the museum can be included.

A visit from the education officer will bring history to life, capturing the children's imagination. A detailed description of the Discover and Explore can be found on the Museum's website, where common themes are listed.

How to obtain

Contact Horsham Museum on 01403 254959

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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