We may be closed to the public, but there is a lot going on behind the doors of Horsham Museum and Art Gallery. We are currently undergoing a dramatic refurbishment and are looking forward to reopening later in 2021 with refreshed displays and a modernised offering.
The refresh will tell new stories with rationalised and carefully curated collections, and is probably the most ambitious change undertaken in our 126-year history.
We're looking to modernise and refresh displays, introduce a digital cultural heritage offer, and improve the customer experience.
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1. In the video below our Museum Curator, Jeremy Knight, talks about the changes we're making to three of our ground floor galleries:
Crime & Punishment area
Garden Gallery https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Dx9MKwmTKY
2. In this video our Museum Curator, Jeremy Knight, talks about the changes they are making to five of the first floor galleries:
World Cultures Gallery
Percy Bysshe Shelley gallery
The Cabinet of Curiosity
Horsham's history room
The Museum library
3. In this video Jeremy Knight walks us through the changes taking place in the remaining four ground floor galleries:
William Albery display
Wealden Iron Industry works
Updated Photographic gallery
18th - 20th century Horsham District
- The Horsham Prisoner Escape
- All At Sea: A Fresh Coat of Calm Amongst the Chaos
- All in a Day's work: Revealing the Original Flagstone Flooring
- Updating the Displays: The Albery Display
- Updating the Displays: New Themes
- Behind-the-scenes video: Updating the Horsham Room
- A museum fit for the future (Horsham District Council news release, August 2020)
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