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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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Cycling Madness

This week's blog looks at the cycling craze that took off in Horsham using a range of images from our collections.

Published: 07 Aug 2020

A painting of Causeway House, Horsham

Causeway House - Video Exhibition

A video exhibition telling the history of Causeway House, the 600 year old building that is home to Horsham Museum & Art Gallery.

Published: 08 Jul 2020

A pair of leather football boots

The Origins and Early Days of Football

Much to the relief of football fans across the country, the UK’s most popular sport is back on our screens. This blog explores the early days of football in Horsham District.

Published: 26 Jun 2020

Water cart & queue outside Broadbridge Heath Post Office in 1934.

Water, water, everywhere - Part 2

A look at the provision of water in Horsham District in the 20th century.

Published: 26 Jun 2020

The Williams and Son shop front and drawers in the museum

The Shop Display - Video

Collections Assistant Cathie talks about her favourite thing in the Museum.

Published: 17 Jun 2020

Mummified cat

The Cat of Curiosity - Video

A short video telling the history of the Museum's mummified cat by Curator, Jeremy Knight.

Published: 17 Jun 2020

Teddy Rutland poster

All the World’s a Stage: Theatres in Horsham

In response to the closure of live theatre across the country, we explore the history of theatrical entertainment in Horsham, in a dramatic retelling of the story.

Published: 17 Jun 2020

1916-30 German U-boat

Spies of Horsham

We take a look at the colourful lives of two well-known World War One spies with connections to Horsham: John G Millais and Wilfrid Scawen Blunt.

Published: 17 Jun 2020

A black and white photo of crowds around Horsham town centre water fountain dated 1897

Water, water everywhere... (Part 1)

Today as Sussex is facing issues with water supplies and possible droughts, we take a look at the history of public water supplies in Horsham District.

Published: 12 Jun 2020

A black and white photograph of two men sitting with the King's seat between them in

Our photo albums wow Bargain Hunters in their thousands

On Bank Holiday Monday (25th May) thousands of Bargain Hunters tuning in to BBC1 saw a selection of stunning photographs of a lost age. The remarkable images came from 4 beautifully bound albums in Horsham District Council’s Horsham Museum & Gallery’s collections and the story of these albums is as fascinating as the images within.

Published: 12 Jun 2020