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 in October 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.
Click the links below to view our Refurbishment blog posts and video tours, and follow us on social media or sign up to our email newsletter for the latest updates.
Refurbishment tour videos
- In the first part of our video tour, we explore the Shopping Gallery, Crime and Punishment area and the Garden Gallery
- The second of our video tour sees Museum Curator Jeremy Knight talking about the changes we're making to five of the first floor galleries: World Cultures Gallery; Percy Bysshe Shelley gallery; The Cabinet of Curiosity;
Gelogy gallery; Horsham's history room and The Museum library
- In the third part of our video tour, 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
Refurbishment blog posts
- 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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