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

01903 740188

©2019 by Storrington & District Museum.


Preserving Yesterday for Tomorrow

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

Registered Charity No 1084853



In Spring 2020 we will be celebrating the 20th ANNIVERSARY of the Museum's foundation - watch this space.


The coffee morning showcasing Cindy and Frank Water's A272 fundraising journey is now on 25th April, not 25th January as published in Times Past 63


Our Art Show on 23/24 November was - to quote - "Amazing". Several exhibitors were full of praise for the way the event brought together local artists in a convivial atmosphere, and allowed them to engage with the community. The show raised about £550 for the Museum, and quite a few artworks were sold.


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


Normally first Monday of the Month


Permanent display from our Collection, plus occasional temporary exhibits


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



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.

We are planning two recruitment coffee mornings in 2020, where you can see what is involved and meet other stewards. The first is on Friday 7th February. 

If you can't wait until February and would like to learn more, please contact the Museum (see below) or get in touch with Cliff Wilks, tel: 01903 743437, email


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.



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,

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

01903 740188