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Worthing Museum and Art Gallery

Chapel Road, Worthing BN11 1HP, England
+44 1903 221448
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Good museum

Exhibits include huge collection of vintage clothing. Also collection of toys. Local history and... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Rosepixie887
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Worthing, United Kingdom
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A lovely museum

I've been in here a couple of times now and enjoyed it on both occasions. It's definitely worth a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
davidgZ2988DU
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Worthing, United Kingdom
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If you have a passion for the very best in Regency and Victorian fashion, want to be inspired by artists such as Stanley Spencer, William Holman-Hunt and Philip Jackson, or are looking to discover why Worthing residents take such quiet pride in 55,000 years of their achievements, then Worthing Museum and Art Gallery is the place to visit. A variety of events throughout the year link to many of the exhibitions. The Museum Team also offer curator-led talks, object handling workshops, and educational visits (including dressing up days). The elegant Edwardian building also houses a shop, has disabled access and toilets and free entry. Opening hours: Tues - Sat 10am - 5pm
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Chapel Road, Worthing BN11 1HP, England
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+44 1903 221448
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Exhibits include huge collection of vintage clothing. Also collection of toys. Local history and changing themed displays and events. Space limits some displays but major expansion plans announced earlier this year.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been in here a couple of times now and enjoyed it on both occasions. It's definitely worth a visit. It's also quite nice that it's free to enter.

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Reviewed 22 April 2018 via mobile

My daughter has been asking to go here for a while, so we were nearby last Saturday and decided to go. They are holding a special exhibition of historic women’s fashion called the Costume Trail which leads to locations in and around Worthing which my...More

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Reviewed 15 April 2018

Some fantastic exhibits here - loved seeing all the beautiful dresses and learning about the history of the area. Even some Tank Girl bits to see. Wasn't so keen on the current painting exhibit but I'm sure others liked it. Lots of nice other art...More

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Reviewed 18 March 2018

Extremely interesting museum and free entry as well. Only criticism would be that there was not a very good guide to moving around and we were not sure whether we saw it all or not.

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Reviewed 12 February 2018

Very interesting place & free.It has some interesting & fascinating stuff from years gone by recommended if you like history.More

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Stephen S, Marketing Officer at Worthing Museum and Art Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 23 February 2018

Hi Alysia, Thank you for your very kind review. It's always great to hear of people's experiences visiting the museum. History, especially that of Worthing and the surrounding area is a huge area of importance to us and we always hope anyone who comes to...More

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Reviewed 12 February 2018

This museum has lots of exhibits and information on the history of the area, many paintings of local scenes, a special exhibition about fans, and a well stocked gift shop. They also sell leaflets of self guided themed walking routes round Worthing. I did the...More

Thank Catherine H
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Stephen S, Marketing Officer at Worthing Museum and Art Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 23 February 2018

Hello Catherine, It's brilliant to hear you enjoyed your visit. We are always really pleased to hear when visitor's enjoy their time at the museum. Our Fans Unfolded exhibition has been a wonderful chance for us to showcase some of the other aspects of our...More

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Reviewed 26 January 2018

It is varied and interesting, from pottery to fossils to one of the best costume collections, and I believe, often borrowed from the V&A in London. Also other exhibits besides, possibly one of the best small town museums ever.More

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Stephen S, Marketing Officer at Worthing Museum and Art Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 23 February 2018

Hello Paula, Thank you for your glowing review. It's always wonderful to hear about visitor's experiences, especially when they enjoy their time with our collections. We do as do many other museums occasionally loan items from other museums around the country such the British Museum...More

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Reviewed 7 December 2017 via mobile

My children and I spent a lovely day sticking, cutting and creating loads of spooky creations this Halloween at Worthing museum. Staff were super friendly and supportive of my children's creativity and supplies of crafty bits and bobs were never ending. For the small charge,...More

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Stephen S, Marketing Officer at Worthing Museum and Art Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 23 February 2018

Hi Fearie, It's lovely hearing you and your children and a great time at one of our Halloween workshops. We're always looking for more ways to engage with a wider audience, with a children and teenagers of course being a part of that audience. We...More

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Reviewed 6 December 2017

Quaint, not fab, but still nice and interesting. Sadly the place needs smartening up, particularly the front. The few members of staff are cheerful and interested in their job,which helps. There are some pieces that stand out. The portrait of the actres Dorothy Primrose by...More

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Stephen S, Marketing Officer at Worthing Museum and Art Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 23 February 2018

Hello, Thank you for your review. I'm sorry to hear you had a somewhat mixed impression of your visit. We always wherever possible trying to make our exhibitions and events as inclusive and interesting to the widest audience. Whilst some of our exhibitions may not...More

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