Worthing Museum and Art Gallery

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




general enquiries


art and exhibitions


art and exhibitions


museum manager


curator of historic collections


operations officer



general office

01903 221067

museum shop

01903 221448


01903 221448


01903 236 277

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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.
Moon watcher sculpture

Students and Graduates

  • 1 March — 24 May 2014 *on now

Discover 11 weird and wonderful sculptures using steel and recycled materials in this group show from Northbrook College in the Worthing Museum Garden.

Suitable for

  • Any age



Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.

Adur Valley Scouts Museum Sleepover

  • 17 — 18 May 2014 7pm-9am
Sorry, fully booked

We are hosting 60 Cub Scouts from Adur Valley Scout packs for a 'Night at the Museum' Sleepover. Cubs will be doing their Arts badge and the evening will include art and craft activities, games and storytelling.

Suitable for

  • 7-10


This event is now fully booked.