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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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Colourful paitning showing a market scene. men and bidding for calves.

Farming & Agriculture in Horsham Part 1: Iron Age to Middle Ages

The first in a two-part series looking at farming practices in Horsham's past.

Published: 18 Sep 2020

#AskACurator Day 2020

We've gathered together the full answers to the questions our followers asked us during #AskACurator Day on 16th September 2020.

Published: 16 Sep 2020

Black and white picture of a building an cars

Booksellers of Horsham

Jeremy Knight discusses the history of book-selling in Horsham.

Published: 28 Aug 2020

Postcard with Horsham written in capitals. There are 2 images, one of St Mary's Church and one of the Carfax and the bandstand.

Pretty as a Picture (Postcard)

Blog post exploring the history of the picture postcard using images from our collection.

Published: 26 Aug 2020

Baby with two fingers up in the air for victory

VJ Day

A short blog looking at objects in Horsham Museum's collection that relate to VJ Day.

Published: 15 Aug 2020

Men standing next to and sitting on pennyfarthings

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