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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
Despite it being early February, it’s surprising how much colour can be found in the museum garden already. Over the last month, we have enjoyed a beautiful display from our two Chaenomeles (Flowering Quince) bushes, as well as a host of Hellebores with their creamy white flowers putting on a show around the dragon statue.
Published: 04 Feb 2022
Read on to learn a little more about the history of Pottery in England and about the unique ceramics local to Horsham, on display at the Museum.
Published: 29 Jan 2022
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
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
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
The Friends of Horsham Museum support the museum in raising funds, whether for an exciting new object which has come up for auction or if an artefact needs conservation treatment.
Published: 30 Nov 2021
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