Horsham Museum and Art Gallery has a wealth of resources to help you explore the history of your town and district, with documents and artefacts dating back over 1000 years.
Horsham District Heritage Trail
A Horsham District Heritage Trail is available. It consists of 32 plaques around the district where there is something of historical interest worth seeing or being aware of. As well as the plaques a booklet is available including photographs to accompany the trail. The booklet is available to purchase at Horsham Museum priced at £3.50 or you can download here.
Museum Collections & Archive
In addition to the objects in our main collections, we have a large photographic archive that chronicles the changing appearance of the town from the mid nineteenth century to the present; a wealth of documents and manuscripts produced by local organisations, business and individuals. A selection of books published on the locality; and numerous ephemera items from the past 200 years that illustrate various town events. For more information view our collections. All of the items in our collection are available to view. We ask that you contact us to book a session, giving at last three days notice. Please either email the Museum or call us on 01403 254 959.
We regret that Museum staff are unable to conduct research on behalf of individuals although the District local History Groups may be able to help. You can also find contact details for local history groups if you are interested in the history of your village.
If you are interested in your local history or that of other villages in Horsham District please contact the local societies listed below or visit their websites.
Amberley Museum & Heritage Centre
Barns Green and Itchingfield Local History Society
Broadbridge Heath Local History Society
|Cowfold Village History Society |
contact name: Stella Bianco
|Henfield Museum |
contact name: Alan Barwick
|Horsham Museum Local History Group (Friends of Horsham Museum)|
contact name: Julie Mitchell
|Horsham Geological Field Club |
contact name: Gill Woodhatch
|Horsham Society |
contact name: Malcolm Willis
Lower Beeding Association
|Nuthurst Society |
contact name: Derek Bradnum
|Parham House and Gardens |
contact name: none
|Pulborough Society |
contact name: Anne Ball
Contact name: Margaret White
Shipley Local History Group
|Friends of Shipley Mill (Currently closed to the Public)|
contact name: David French
|Steyning History Society |
contact name: Ian Ivatt
| Storrington Conservation Society |
contact name: Mick Denness
|West Grinstead Local History Group |
contact name: Dorothy Banks or Norman Berry
|Wey and Arun Canal Trust |
contact name: Dr Tony Tyrrell