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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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.
Published: 11 Jul 2022
The Royal Watercolour Society at Horsham Museum opened Saturday 2 July showcasing a selection of artworks by elected Royal Watercolour Society members. From tranquil landscapes to bold abstract pieces, they reveal the diversity of what can be achieved within the medium. All paintings on display are available for sale.
The garden at Horsham Museum & Art Gallery is a popular part of the museum for many visitors, with delightful York stone paving and cottage style planting; it’s a popular destination, and a perfect place to enjoy a break from the bustle of town.
Published: 13 May 2022
The Museum and Art Gallery is lucky to have so many dedicated volunteers who support the work we do. Not only were they instrumental in the recent refresh of the museum but work hard to support the operation on a daily basis as well. We are currently looking for more Welcome Desk and Family Activity Volunteers. Do you have what it takes to join the team?
Published: 26 Apr 2022
Read on to discover more about the fascinating history of cabinets of curiosity; the displays that delighted the early modern world and eventually led to the creation of museums, and learn more about Horsham museum's very own cabinet of curiosity.
Published: 20 Apr 2022
Horsham Museum and Art Gallery’s spring exhibition will display the work of botanical photographer, Eleanor Coate, whose photography perfectly captures the plants of Britain, both cultivated and wild. Her framed photographic prints focus on different habitats and seasons and even include a selection of plants from the museum’s own Sylvia Standing Garden.
Published: 12 Apr 2022
Storrington and District Museum is located within the Horsham District at the foot of the South Downs and is the perfect stop for a day exploring the local area. The museum also hosts a series of events from live music, to talks on local history.
Published: 08 Apr 2022
From 31 March 2022 the barn at Horsham Museum will reopen. You could be forgiven for thinking that the barn has always been found in the garden, and is an outbuilding of Causeway House (now the museum) but you would be wrong. The barn is in fact a museum object itself and was acquired in 1977 when the land it was on was sold. It needed to be removed in 10 days. It would be reassembled in the garden in the years following and opened on 30 March 1984. The barn was part of the Hills Place Estate, a lost country house once located just beyond the Bishopric on the way out of Horsham. Find out more about Hills Place in this post.
Published: 26 Mar 2022
Read on to discover how a new display is created at Horsham museum, and follow the process from the inception to the final result.
Published: 19 Feb 2022
This February half term there is plenty to see at Horsham Museum including a new display of one of the permanent galleries and a children's trail. The museum building, gallery of historic bikes and walled garden will be open to visit and an exhibition of landscape artworks by Robin Alexander Elliott can be viewed in the temporary exhibition spaces.
Published: 12 Feb 2022