Museum News

Looking for something local to be involved with? Maybe, volunteering from home?

Your museum offers a number of opportunities to be involved in, working in your community. We pride ourselves in supporting our museum to ensure its future with fundraising, working with youth groups, collecting memories, local history research projects, or being part of our meet and greet Stewarding Team.

If it local volunteering you want to be involved in, please get in contact by calling 01903 740188 or email storringtonmuseum@hotmail.com

Happy New Year!

The museum is currently closed but behind the scenes work has began on new displays and in organising our 2023 talks and events programme which we are very excited to bring to you.

There are lots of opportunities to be involved, either volunteering as a Steward during the month to keep the museum open, working on our archives through research and photographs. There will also be new audio projects in collecting memories or being involved in our Podcasts.

There are other ways in helping in, help in delivering our trip annual magazine, Times Past. Setting up the room for monthly talks and events or making a cake or helping with refreshments for events days. There’s plenty to be involved in.

If you would like to support your local village museum please contact us at storringtonmuseum@hotmail.com

News for 2022

Only a few weeks away from the Taylor Maid Concert hosted by the museum, it should be a great night of music. Tickets still available from the Museum or reserved on the day.

Contact the museum at storringtonmuseum@hotmail.com or call 01903 740188

The Museum reopened its doors on Saturday 15th January.

Come and see the new displays and Storrington TimeLine.

**The Museum will be closed from the 18th December until 15 January**

We would like to send all our readers and friends our best wishes for the festive season  and look forward to being together again in 2022

Art Exhibition

We were please to have hosted the Art Exhibition at the Old School in November. This event had been a regular feature in the museums calendar and we are grateful to Patricia Wilks, Judy Palmer and Julia Westgate for helping put this together.

Our monthly programme of talks

We have had a great response in attendance and towards our monthly talks.

There has been talks on Henry VIII, the Commonwealth War Commission, Sir John Benjamin and Robert Hardy. Music by harpist, Margaret Watson and much more.

Here is a talk by Holly Trusted who gave us a talk in November on the Francis Mond memorial at St Mary’s parish church, Storrington.

The Autumn Fair

The Autumn Fair supported our local arts and crafts community. A successful event and plans for spring and autumn fairs are being considered. If you would like to be at the next shows please get in touch.

The Chairman’s Challenge

The start of the challenge at 6am

To celebrate the museum 21st anniversary and to raise much needed funds for the museum our Chairman, Stuart Duncan and fellow walkers, Debbie White, Becky and Nathan Buckell walked a 27 mile challenge across the district.

Places of interest were visited such as Parham House, John Galsworthy’s house in Bury, Amberley Castle, Pulborough Brooks and nine churches.

Back at the museum the walk were monitored through a series of “WhatsApp” messages of images where the walkers were, even a zoom call was made during the afternoon.

Over £1000 was raised to help the future of the museum and we are thankful or all the donations.

The finish just before 4pm

If you would still like to donate please go to our Just Giving page.

Thank You

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Our first talk was successfully held on Friday 23 July, our next one will be held at the Old School on Tuesday 3rd August at 7.30pm – Life of a Yeoman Warden, everyone welcome.

We are having a book sale on Saturday 7 August , come and browse our book sales and meet children’s author, Jill Atkins.

We are pleased to announce that the Storrington and District Museum has now reopened.

Joan Ham, the museum Honorary President reopens the museum in May

The Curatorial team and helpers have been busy behind the scenes cleaning the museum to ensure there is a safe environment to return to. Numbers entering the museum will be limited however, we have extended our opening time to 5pm will ensure there is time to look through our latest displays.

Come and join us for tea and cake!

ROLLING EXHIBITIONS

To keep the viewing gallery fresh, we have a rolling exhibition display which changes each month to allow you to experience new items and enjoy old favourite mini exhibitions.

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 or be more involved, please contact the Museum on 01903 740188 or contact@storringtonmuseum.com