Our permanent exhibition includes cabinets displaying items associated with local people and businesses, work in the home and in the fields, the 'Home Front' during wartime, and education.
Current special display of old office equipment and technology from our store
This gives our curators a chance to dust off some of the interesting artefacts that normally reside out of sight; including old typewriters, like those which many of us can remember using, and the lethal-looking device pictured, that provided the illumination for film and magic lantern shows in days gone by.
Roll of Honour
On permanent display in the Museum are two original Rolls of Honour, commemorating servicemen from the locality who lost their lives in the First World War. The lower triptych was originally displayed on the wall of the Old Market Room next to the White Horse, and was restored by volunteers, together with a recreation of the missing third panel. A replica now hangs in its original location. The upper panel was discovered in the former British Legion, now the Storrington Social Club, and again restored by volunteers and presented to the Museum for permanent display.
Books of Remembrance covering all the local villages have been compiled as part of the research into the Rolls of Honour - copies of these books are available to view at the Museum.
'Times Past' Newsletter
Since 1999, Storrington & District Museum (previously the Friends of the Museum) has published a newsletter, full of items of interest about the rich heritage and local history of our area.
Read the Times Past archives here:
Books for Sale
We hold a stock of reasonably priced second-hand books about Sussex in the Museum - please visit us to see the current stock, or email us if you are looking for any book in particular.
The stock changes constantly - the picture represents the sort of books we may sell, but we cannot guarantee any of these will be in stock. But please let us know if you have any particular needs - we have good contacts with several sources.
The secondhand books operation is run in conjunction with Chanctonbury Lions Club, who sell books in Place Villerest, Storrington, every Saturday morning (weather permitting) and at Steyning Farmers Market, held once a month. Every book sold helps good causes, mostly local. Although the Museum benefits most from the book sales in the museum, a donation is given to local Lions charities.