Blog

Written by the Museum team, the Blog brings you stories from Horsham District’s past, in-depth studies of curious objects, video tours behind-the-scenes in our galleries, and much more.

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Abstract landscape of a field and buildings

Radically Different Landscapes by Robin Alexander Elliott

Horsham Museum and Art Gallery’s first exhibition of 2022 will showcase the work of Robin Alexander Elliott. Robin studied Fine Art at Sidcup School of Art in the 50s under the tutelage of Frank Auerbach, but it was during his time in National Service in the Yorkshire Dales that he was inspired to capture the drama of the Dales landscape on canvas.

Published: 18 Jan 2022

A Photograph of Gordon Rushmer products in the museum gift shop

Gordon Rushmer gift shop collection

Continuing on from the recent re opening of the museum shop, we are pleased to announce that a collection of greetings cards and books by renowned local artist Gordon Rushmer have just arrived and are now on sale.

Published: 13 Jan 2022

A photograph of the local books for sale in Horsham Museum shop

Museum Shop update

With a visit to the museum shop being an intrinsic part of a trip to the museum, we felt that it was only right that the shop had a refresh of its own following on from the development of the museum and the work which had been carried out to update the displays throughout lockdown.

Published: 05 Jan 2022

Text from an historic lease agreement

Conservation at Horsham Museum

Find out more about the hazards and threats faced by historic objects in museums, and the ways in which conservators tackle them.

Published: 20 Nov 2021

Dragon statue in foliage

The Museum Garden - Volunteering

The Horsham Museum & Art Gallery garden is a well kept Horsham secret. Read on to learn about how it is cared for.

Published: 15 Oct 2021

A portrait of Vincent Lines

Coming soon - Vincent Lines - The Sussex Years

Following the refresh of the museum, the first temporary exhibition will cover the life of Vincent Lines during his time in Sussex.

Published: 20 Sep 2021

Guilded artwork

Illuminations – Contemporary Medieval Art by Judy Hurst

In autumn of 2021 we will welcome the artist Judy Hurst to exhibit her beautiful artworks of vellum and gold leaf.

Published: 13 Sep 2021

Archive boxes and corn dolls

Museum Reopening

After several months of preparation behind the scenes we are pleased to share with you that the museum will reopen on Saturday 2 October 2021.

Published: 03 Sep 2021

Two cabinets displaying a rich variety of artefacts

Updating the Displays: Cabinet reshuffles

As our re-opening draws closer, we're working hard on reorganising our display cabinets. Here's a sneak peek behind the scenes to give you a flavour of the changes ahead.

Published: 01 Jul 2021