Percy Bysshe Shelley: A Poet's Journey

Stained glass showing the image of the poet Shelley

Percy Bysshe Shelley: A Poet's Journey is now open in the museum's temporary exhibition gallery. The exhibition will be open every Tuesday - Saturday until Saturday 24 September 2022.

Percy Bysshe Shelley: A Poet’s Journey, which opened over the Jubilee weekend, details the life of Horsham’s famous resident. Born in Warnham in 1792, Shelley found early inspiration in the landscape around Horsham, learning to sail on the pond at Warnham.  The Shelley family were prominent within Horsham society and Shelley’s grandfather secured a Baronetcy which the poet would have inherited had he outlived his father.  Objects are on display from the Museum’s archives as well as first editions of his poetry and artwork inspired by Shelley.

Published: 11 Jul 2022