Horsham Museum & Art Gallery is closed until late Summer 2021 whilst we are refurbishing the museum.   We are working hard behind the scenes to improve our customer offer but are happy to answer queries and research questions in the meantime. Contact the team via email at museum@horsham.gov.uk.


Welcome to Horsham Museum & Art Gallery

We are currently undergoing a dramatic refurbishment and are looking forward to reopening later in 2021.

Find out more about our refurbishment

Things to do

A memorial plaque on the New Beginnings trail

Discover our heritage trails

See Horsham District's history first-hand with our self-guided heritage trails

Historic shop fronts on the ground floor

Tour our galleries

Take a tour of our most popular permanent spaces (known as our Galleries) before you visit

A Victorian fire engine with Horsham Fire Engine written on the side

Adopt an object

Support the museum by adopting one of 30 museum objects for a whole year. A great gift for any age

Children work together on a flints activity


Book an in-school workshop. Visits can be closely tailored to your year group and curriculum

Blog highlights

A before image on the left shows the cement flooring. On the right is the original flagstone, revealed after laying hidden for 50 years

Updating the Museum Displays

An update on our behind the scenes work during lockdown. Find out more about our existing displays, and what we're working on at the moment.

The prisoner in his cell, and the empty cell with the door open

The Horsham prisoner escapes

After serving 20 years of an indeterminate life sentence for a crime no one can remember, a Horsham prisoner has escaped.

Sarah Hurst Diary

Mass Observation Day

On the 12th May 2021, the Mass Observation Archive will be repeating its annual call for day diaries, capturing the everyday lives of people across the UK.

Horsham Museum and Art Gallery

More from the Blog

Find more posts about local history, objects in our collections, and walk-through tours of our galleries on our Blog