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Worthing Museum and Art Gallery

Chapel Road, Worthing BN11 1HP, England
+44 1903 221448
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Free entry and lots to learn and see

Some fantastic exhibits here - loved seeing all the beautiful dresses and learning about the... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
monkeybot
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UK
Excellent Value

Extremely interesting museum and free entry as well. Only criticism would be that there was not a... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
RickityP
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Surbiton, United Kingdom
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If you have a passion for the very best in Regency and Victorian fashion, want to be inspired by artists such as Stanley Spencer, William Holman-Hunt and Philip Jackson, or are looking to discover why Worthing residents take such quiet pride in 55,000 years of their achievements, then Worthing Museum and Art Gallery is the place to visit. A variety of events throughout the year link to many of the exhibitions. The Museum Team also offer curator-led talks, object handling workshops, and educational visits (including dressing up days). The elegant Edwardian building also houses a shop, has disabled access and toilets and free entry. Opening hours: Tues - Sat 10am - 5pm
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Chapel Road, Worthing BN11 1HP, England
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+44 1903 221448

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Reviewed 6 days ago

Some fantastic exhibits here - loved seeing all the beautiful dresses and learning about the history of the area. Even some Tank Girl bits to see. Wasn't so keen on the current painting exhibit but I'm sure others liked it. Lots of nice other art...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Extremely interesting museum and free entry as well. Only criticism would be that there was not a very good guide to moving around and we were not sure whether we saw it all or not.

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Reviewed 12 February 2018

Very interesting place & free.It has some interesting & fascinating stuff from years gone by recommended if you like history.More

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Stephen S, Marketing Officer at Worthing Museum and Art Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 23 February 2018

Hi Alysia, Thank you for your very kind review. It's always great to hear of people's experiences visiting the museum. History, especially that of Worthing and the surrounding area is a huge area of importance to us and we always hope anyone who comes to...More

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Reviewed 12 February 2018

This museum has lots of exhibits and information on the history of the area, many paintings of local scenes, a special exhibition about fans, and a well stocked gift shop. They also sell leaflets of self guided themed walking routes round Worthing. I did the...More

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Stephen S, Marketing Officer at Worthing Museum and Art Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 23 February 2018

Hello Catherine, It's brilliant to hear you enjoyed your visit. We are always really pleased to hear when visitor's enjoy their time at the museum. Our Fans Unfolded exhibition has been a wonderful chance for us to showcase some of the other aspects of our...More

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Reviewed 27 January 2018

It is varied and interesting, from pottery to fossils to one of the best costume collections, and I believe, often borrowed from the V&A in London. Also other exhibits besides, possibly one of the best small town museums ever.More

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Stephen S, Marketing Officer at Worthing Museum and Art Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 23 February 2018

Hello Paula, Thank you for your glowing review. It's always wonderful to hear about visitor's experiences, especially when they enjoy their time with our collections. We do as do many other museums occasionally loan items from other museums around the country such the British Museum...More

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Reviewed 8 December 2017 via mobile

My children and I spent a lovely day sticking, cutting and creating loads of spooky creations this Halloween at Worthing museum. Staff were super friendly and supportive of my children's creativity and supplies of crafty bits and bobs were never ending. For the small charge,...More

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Stephen S, Marketing Officer at Worthing Museum and Art Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 23 February 2018

Hi Fearie, It's lovely hearing you and your children and a great time at one of our Halloween workshops. We're always looking for more ways to engage with a wider audience, with a children and teenagers of course being a part of that audience. We...More

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Reviewed 7 December 2017

Quaint, not fab, but still nice and interesting. Sadly the place needs smartening up, particularly the front. The few members of staff are cheerful and interested in their job,which helps. There are some pieces that stand out. The portrait of the actres Dorothy Primrose by...More

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Stephen S, Marketing Officer at Worthing Museum and Art Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 23 February 2018

Hello, Thank you for your review. I'm sorry to hear you had a somewhat mixed impression of your visit. We always wherever possible trying to make our exhibitions and events as inclusive and interesting to the widest audience. Whilst some of our exhibitions may not...More

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Reviewed 4 December 2017

A walk back through history, like watching a period drama like the brontes or Tess. I don't know how the museum preserves so well the costumes in the cabinets. The costume trail is found in various locations on a map (I managed to find one...More

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Stephen S, Marketing Officer at Worthing Museum and Art Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 23 February 2018

Hello Annette, It's great hearing you enjoyed taking a look at our costume collection and visited some of our pieces that are on the Costume Trail. The glass cabinets for the costume trail use custom created glass, designed to help block UV rays or any...More

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Reviewed 24 October 2017

We went in to escape the weather but became wholly engrossed as gallery after gallery revealed a plethora of fascinating and surprising exhibits-don't miss this when you visit WorthingMore

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Stephen S, Marketing Officer at Worthing Museum and Art Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 23 February 2018

Hello Brian and Pat, Thank you both for your review. We're glad to hear you enjoyed the exhibitions on show in our gallery. We have an outstanding permanent collection of artwork as well as vibrant and varied works from countless artists throughout the year, so...More

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Reviewed 17 October 2017 via mobile

A really great place. Very interesting, variety of displays and good commentary. Get a feel for local history, covers social, artistic and political life really wellMore

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Stephen S, Marketing Officer at Worthing Museum and Art Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 23 February 2018

Hello Jeanette, Thank you for leaving your kind review. It's always great to hear of people's pleasant visits to the museum and that visitor's leave feeling they have learnt something new and have been able to engage with our exhibitions or events. We look forwards...More

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