Littlehampton Museum is in the heart of the town centre and offers a fascinating insight into the community’s social history through a variety of exciting galleries, many with audio points and interactive elements to help guide you through the history of the town. Admission and helpful advice is all FREE so come along and enjoy a visit to your local family museum.
OPEN Mon - Fri 09:00 - 4:30pm
Sat 10:30 - 4:30pm*
* Closed Public Bank Holidays and 25th December - 1st January (inclusive).
ACCESS: ramped entrance - all displays on ground floor.
The collection includes a wealth of archaeological material from the surrounding area including Angmering Roman Villa, the Climping coin hoard and features Bronze and Iron Age exhibits. We also have an impressive fine art collection featuring work by A. Plant, Leslie Wilcox, Maurice Randall and Henry Nibbs. Our focus on the social history of the town is reflected in the galleries where you can use interactives to explore our collections on display.
Visitors may view any of our stored collections by prior arrangement with the Curator, please contact at 01903 738100 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Archaeology, Archives, Coins and Medals, Costume and Textiles, Decorative and Applied Art, Fine Art, Inland Waterways, Land Transport, Maritime, Photography, Social History, Toys and Hobbies, Weapons and War
Key artists and exhibits
- The Fletcher Collection: over 200 miniature ship models
- The 'Everyman Cruiser'
- Harry Burtenshaw's fishing gear
- Victorian nightdress
- Bottles from the Anchor Springs Brewery
- Mr Jannaway's bowler hat
- Creticus' Roman gaming counter
- Prints left by Roman animals
- 3000 year old earrings from Binstead
- Souvenir moustache cup
- Paleolithic Flints
- Bronze Age mace head
- Saxon tombstone
- Angmering Roman Villa finds
- Fine art
Small Town, Great War
- 27 September — 11 November 2014 *on now
Littlehampton Museum joins the Nation in commemorating the centenary of the outbreak of World War One.
We will be taking a personal look at the men from the town who fought for their country during the four year conflict.
- Any age
Museum staff regularly give talks on a variety of local topics to community groups across Sussex. Popular topics are:
The History of Littlehampton Harbour
Donald McGill: Saucy Seaside Postcards
A Bond never broken: Fleming's Red Indians
The Swing Bridge Story
Pictremakers: exploring Littlehampton Museum's art & photography collections.
Please contact Museum staff on 01903 738100 or email@example.com for more details, or view our education page on www.littlehampton-tc.gov.uk.
How to obtain
Please contact Museum staff on 01903 738100 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Loan Box Service
We have a large and diverse loan box service of 28 packs aimed at KS2 and KS3. Topics covered are based in the National Curriculum and include:
Victorian Littlehampton, Wartime Littlehampton, Britain since the 1930s, Seaside History, Toys and Games and Maritime History.
We also cater for pre-school groups with a small range of early years loan boxes:
Topics include: 'Sensations', 'Outside' and 'Wash day'.
This service is FREE to all schools within the Littlehampton District, loans outside of this District are subject to a small charge. Please see our education page at www.littlehampton-tc.gov.uk to download our education policy.
How to obtain
Please contact Museum staff at 01903 738100 or email@example.com for more details and to book a loan box.