The world's first revolutionary gaol was built in Horsham in 1775. The display uses the original windows, door, padlock and keys from the gaol, these come together to form a room setting that shows what prison clothes and a typical cell would have looked like. Accounts of various crimes and punishments from documents in the Museum's archives provide some fascinating stories.
Two mementoes of one of the most notorious crimes of the twentieth century, the Acid Bath Murders, are on display. The murderer, John Haigh, was held in a Horsham police cell before his pre-trial hearing. The Museum has his cell door and a comb that he used in the prison hospital at Lewes.