About the Museum

Rustington Museum is housed in a newly renovated thatched cottage in the heart of the village of Rustington. The museum tells the fascinating story of the village from prehistory right through to the present day. Exhibitions feature the many artists, musicians and writers that have visited or lived in Rustington in days gone by.

The Garden Café, a timber framed building built in the grounds of the museum, serves an all-day menu including homemade vegetarian dishes, sandwiches, cream teas, cakes and much more. It is a peaceful location to meet friends or take a break whilst visiting the museum. There is also a landscaped community garden, complete with a water feature, exotic plants, flowers and seating area to relax in.


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With so much happening at the museum, we would like to put a call out for more stewards to help us at the museum. If you have a few hours to spare during the week and/or a Saturday, please do contact the museum on 01903 788478 and ask for an application form. If you enjoy meeting the public, you are interested in Rustington and its wonderful (star studded) history – it could be the perfect opportunity for you. Full training will be given.


01903 788478

Rustington Museum
76-78 The Street
West Sussex
BN16 3NR


Open Tuesday to Saturday
10am to 4pm


We also have a strong collection of local history items. This includes domestic items, memorabilia and souvenirs from the village of Rustington.

The museum collection is relevant to the Parish of Rustington from all periods of history right through to the present day.