Founded in 1893 the trustees of the Horsham Museum Society still exist ot oversee the running of Horsham Museum & Art Gallery. The Friends of Horsham Museum was later established as a registered charity to further support the work of Horsham Museum and Art Gallery.
The Friends exist to create a greater awareness of Horsham Museum and to promote the importance of the museum's collections and their history to the local and wider communities. A voluntary organisation of around 200 members, the Friends are one of the key fundraisers for the purchase of artwork and artefacts, preserve items already in the collections, and support the museum children's art zone.
A short history of the Horsham Museum Society can be found here.
Registered Charity number 1138172