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
Nominations for the new committee have now closed. A total of nine new nominations have been received so, as this is within the numbers required by the constitution, no vote will be needed. committee (see below). Prior to the AGM. paid-up members of the museum society will receive copies of officers' reports, annual accounts for 2020 and the AGM agenda, which will also be available on this website once finalised. The AGM is planned to be held by virtual means on 1 March 2021 - more details to follow.
Wednesday 6th January- the Museum's future seems assured.
Members of the museum society will be pleased to learn that sufficient nominations have been received to allow the museum to return from the enforced closure due to the pandemic with a new committee. Those concerned have a proven interest in the history of the local area, and most know the museum well, so we look forward to seeing their ideas put into practice. In its current form the museum has not been able to attract the sort of visitor numbers to ensure its viability, and we are pleased to know that sufficient people within the museum society and wider community are willing to take on its much-needed revitalisation.
The AGM, when the new committee will take over, is scheduled for the beginning of March. The uncertainty of the times means it is impossible to plan this important event, but it will almost certainly have to be be held virtually., but with the opportunity for all members to take part in any necessary votes or ask questions, regardless of whether or not they can take part on an online meeting.
With fewer than two months to go, we are all looking forward to exciting times ahead.
In the meantime we would be pleased to deal with any queries you may have. Please contact us using the form below and we will respond as quickly as possible.
You can view our Annual Report and Accounts for the year ended 31 Dec 2019 via the button below. The 2020 Report and Accounts are in preparation, and will be distributed to Society Members before the AGM on 1 March.
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 ensure that when safe to do so, the Museum can be 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).
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