Step back in time at Horsham Museum

Edition: July 2023

Visit Horsham Museum & Art Gallery this summer to discover more about Horsham’s past, explore our galleries and collections or simply relax in our tranquil courtyard garden.

Horsham museum's courtyard garden
Two children take part in crafts

Family Crafts

Our summer of history craft events will return with a different activity every week. Each week’s theme relates to a different event from Horsham’s history, and you can pick up a free passport from the Museum to collect a stamp for each activity that you complete.

The crafts will take place Tuesdays to Fridays, 10.30am to 3pm from 25 July until 1 September (excluding the week of 7 August). Booking in advance is recommended.

Summer exhibition

For those of you who have not visited our summer exhibition on Fredrick DuCane Godman you can still catch the exhibition until 24 September.

The display features photographs and items from the private Godman archives, capturing his fascinating life as a collector. Godman’s contribution to the natural sciences was so important that he was elected to the Royal Society in 1882. Visitors to the exhibition can view his certificate of election including the signature of Charles Darwin, who endorsed his appointment. The certificate is on loan from The Royal Society.

Events

Check out our new summer evening events, where the museum will be open until 8pm with live music and refreshments on selected Fridays throughout the summer.

Upcoming events are on Friday 14 July, Friday 4 August and Friday 15 September.

Our Godman inspired events will be taking place from 8 to 11 August, with an evening event on Friday 4 August. There will be a series of workshops and talks all related to the theme of natural sciences.

Horsham Now

Opening on Saturday 21 October our Horsham Now gallery will showcase stories from the 21st and late 20th centuries looking at famous residents and the District’s literary and artistic links. A section of the gallery will focus on the video game developer, Creative Assembly who were founded in Horsham in 1987 and have called the town home ever since. The display will explore the process of creating the worlds and characters of a video game and will uncover the layers of art and design that go into crafting each title.

Visit us

The Museum is open Tuesday to Saturday, 10am to 4pm and all days across bank holiday weekends.

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