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 from the Museum
Tuesday 23rd June
We are very pleased that the Government has announced a relaxation of the Covid-19 rules, meaning that museums will have the opportunity to reopen from 4th July.
We are monitoring the situation very carefully but we do not anticipate that Storrington & District Museum will be able to operate other than in a very limited way for some time. Our volunteers, almost without exception, are in the more vulnerable categories due to age and/or health conditions. Although we could open the museum with appropriate hygiene and social distancing measures in place, we have insufficient stewards to provide anything like the cover we need.
Monday 29th June
We are sorry to announce the passing of Cindy Waters on 24th June. Cindy had been ill for some time but still worked at the museum when she was able. Cindy was Vice-Chair of the committee, a member of the curatorial team, and she loved being involved with the catering at our events. She and husband Frank raised considerable funds with their Red Arrows evening and their A272 road trip. She loved people and being in the thick of things. She was buoyant and cheerful, affectionate and warm-hearted, and had amazing energy and enthusiasm for everything she did. She never flagged and was always a pleasure to be with. Our heartfelt sympathy goes to Frank and his family.
We still hope to be celebrating the 20th ANNIVERSARY of the Museum's foundation at some time in the not-too-distant future.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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,
The Old School, School Lane, Storrington, West Sussex RH20 4LL