The Old School, School Lane, Storrington, West Sussex RH20 4LL

01903 740188

©2019 by Storrington & District Museum.

STORRINGTON AND DISTRICT MUSEUM

Preserving Yesterday for Tomorrow

The Old School, School Lane, Storrington, West Sussex RH20 4LL. Tel: 01903 740188

Registered Charity No 1084853

 

News

Coronavirus Covid-19:

In the light of Public Health guidelines on social distancing the museum is currently closed to the public and all activities and events have been postponed until further notice.


Please keep an eye on this site, and in the meantime should you have any questions please use the contact form at the foot of this page (note that because the museum is closed, we may not be able to pick up telephone messages).

On Wednesday 26th February we had a visit from Richard Vobes, alias 'THE BALD EXPLORER' who filmed some of our exhibits - including the Secretary - for a 10-minute video marking our 20th anniversary year. Find it here - thanks to Richard for another excellent production. Please watch - we know it's no substitute for visiting the museum but we hope it might tide us over until better times. And why not watch Richard's other videos?


We still hope to be celebrating the 20th ANNIVERSARY of the Museum's foundation at some time during 2020 - watch this space.

Thanks to all of those who managed to get Times Past 64 printed and distributed before everything shut down. In a variation to normal practice, just in case it wasn't possible to get TP64 to everybody before the lock-down, it is now available on this site accessed via the 'Collection' page.

You can view our Annual Report and Accounts for the year ended 31 Dec 2019 via the button below

 

About Storrington & District Museum

Run and Funded Entirely by Volunteers

Opened in April 2000 to mark the Millennium, the Museum houses local archaeology, articles from local churches, domestic history, details of local people, their memorabilia, artefacts and articles from the two world wars. The Museum not only covers Storrington, but the surrounding villages of Amberley, Ashington, Bury, Cootham, Parham, Sullington, Thakeham, Washington,  West Chiltington and Wiggonholt.

The Museum has a library of local history and has access to old maps, census records and welcomes enquiries on village and local family history. There is a regular newsletter, a programme of evening talks and summer historical walks and excursions. The Museum supports local schools with its education programme.

The Museum is run entirely by volunteers and has to raise funds through fund raising, membership and donations to help with its day to day running costs.

We are a Registered Charity under Registration number 1084583.
Our Constitution can be downloaded via the button below.

 

What's on at Storrington & District Museum

TALKS

Normally first Monday of the Month

EXHIBITION

Permanent display from our Collection, plus occasional temporary exhibits

SPECIAL EVENTS

Quizzes, Annual Art Show, Special Exhibitions, Fund Raisers etc

 

APPEAL FOR VOLUNTEER STEWARDS

Can you spare just three hours a month?

Stewards are vital to the Museum and we need more volunteers to help keep the Museum open to the public on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sunday mornings.

Stewards work in pairs and no specialised knowledge or skills are required.

If you would like to learn more, please contact the Museum (see below) or get in touch with Cliff Wilks, tel: 01903 743437, email clifford.wilks107@btinternet.com

 

Family History

We can help with your research

The Museum can offer an ad hoc Family History Research service. We are happy to answer your “quick questions” free of charge but a donation is always welcome as we are a volunteer run organisation relying on fund raising.  Inquiries requiring more detailed investigation will need the assistance of a qualified genealogical researcher.
For further information regarding local or family history please email us.

 

Education

Young or old, school, social group, society - there is much to be learned from the past. Find out more here:

 

Opening Hours

Visitors are always welcome at the Museum

(opening times subject to availability of volunteer stewards)

Wednesday: 10am - 4pm
Saturday: 10am - 4pm
Sunday: 10am to 1pm

 

Get in Touch

Please note: Bookings for the halls at The Old School are handled by

the Premises Manager, Sandra Reeves,

07543 762195, 

premisesoldschoolstorrington@gmail.com

The Old School, School Lane, Storrington, West Sussex RH20 4LL

01903 740188