Learning and outreach

Bring history to life with inspiring stories, fun facts and unusual objects. Get up close to interesting artefacts on school workshops, borrow a Memory Box to talk about with a loved one or group, or start your own research project to explore a topic you're passionate about.

An archaeological-themed activity


Capture children's imaginations and bring the past to life with a school visit or workshop. Designed for early years and reception up to Key Stage 2

A black and white photo of Horsham when the Odeon cinema was in the Carfax

Memory Boxes

Designed for older members of the community and particularly popular with people living with dementia, our Memory Boxes contain objects from the museum collections that spark recollections. The boxes are available to borrow for free

A selection of bones and fossils

Archaeological finds

Bring your discoveries in to be identified by experts. Whether you're a keen detectorist or have simply stumbled across something in your own back garden, this is your chance to find out more about its history

A family portrait photograph

Research projects

When carrying out research, preparation is everything. Visit our Research projects page for advice on getting started with your family history project, local research or academic work

Heritage trails

See Horsham District's history first-hand with our self-guided heritage trails.

Each of our 20 trails is dedicated to a different area of the District and includes sites of special interest and stories from all eras of the area's past.

View all heritage trails