Worthing Museum and Art Gallery

Worthing Museum and Art Gallery
Chapel Road
Worthing
West Sussex
BN11 1HP
England

Website

www.worthingmuseum.co.uk

E-mail

general enquiries

museum@adur-worthing.gov.uk

art and exhibitions

hamish.macgillivray@adur-worthing.gov.uk

art and exhibitions

emma.walder@adur-worthing.gov.uk

museum manager

diana.peek@adur-worthing.gov.uk

curator of historic collections

gerry.connolly@adur-worthing.gov.uk

operations officer

elisabeth.long@adur-worthing.gov.uk

Telephone

general office

01903 221067

museum shop

01903 221448

Saturdays

01903 221448

Fax

01903 236 277

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Entrance Worthing Museum and Art Gallery
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Opened in 1908 this fine Edwardian building houses West Sussex's largest museum. Permanent displays include archaelogy, costume, local history and decorative art. Over ten temporary exhibitions a year from contemporary art to themed displays. Varied events programme including Local History Day, Art Day and Textile Day as well as demonstrations and workshops for adults and children.

Venue Type:

Museum, Gallery

Opening hours

Tues-Sat 10.00-17.00

Closed Sundays, Mondays and some Bank Holidays

Admission charges

Admission free

The museum's collections include local archaelogy from Worthing and the surrounding area; costume and textiles dating from 1600; juvenilia; work by members of the Camden Town Group; work by English water-colourists; typographical collection of paintings, prints and drawings; Colin Mear's bequest of chidrens books; material relating to the history of Worthing

Collection details

Archaeology, Archives, Coins and Medals, Costume and Textiles, Decorative and Applied Art, Fine Art, Land Transport, Literature, Natural Sciences, Social History, Toys and Hobbies

Key artists and exhibits

  • Berenger Benger; John Randall Bratby; Elizabeth Chettle; Myles Birket Foster; Charles Ginner; Keith Henderson; William Holman Hunt; Barnard Meninsky; Charles Alfred Morris; Lucien Pissarro; Ernest Procter; Sir Stanley Spencer
Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.

Our Place: Annual Schools Exhibition 2015

  • 23 May — 19 September 2015

The South East’s most popular annual exhibition of art work created by schoolchildren returns to Towner and now also into two new partner sites: Worthing Museum and Art Gallery, West Sussex and the Flora Twort Gallery Petersfield, Hampshire.

This year’s theme invites school children to look at the built heritage of the South Downs – whether ancient or modern, domestic or industrial, places of worship or commemoration.

The exhibition will take the form of small scale buildings made by pupils, whose schools will be issued with a 1m2 ‘plot of land’ each.

Working in partnership with the South Downs National Park, Towner and the two galleries will be engaging schools across Hampshire, West and East Sussex in a project that draws on the rich resources of the national park and local museums and galleries.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Website

http://www.townereastbourne.org.uk/exhibition/6372/

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