A place for you to discover, explore and delve into the history of Rustington.


Samuel Wickens Centre
Broadmark Lane Car Park
Broadmark Lane
West Sussex
BN16 2NW

01903 788478


Monday to Saturday 9am to 5pm
Closed for lunch 1pm to 1.30pm

Christmas Opening Hours

Closed from 1pm on Friday, 24 December

Open again 9am on Tuesday, 4 January 2022





Calling all Collectors!

The Museum would like to get in touch with local groups who like to have their voice heard or those with a special collection to be part of the Museum’s displays.

There is a case in the permeant gallery that is has been chosen as the “Community Case” and can be used by local groups to advertise themselves or to help them celebrate a special event such as an anniversary.

Or do you have a collection that deserves the spotlight? It could be linked to temporary exhibition, or something new. 

Contact the Museum to get involved

Shopping in Rustington

We are still looking out for your memories and artefacts to help create a database of the shops in the village.

What was at Zaringa’s before them?

Where was the first Specsavers in the village?

Do you remember JW Smith Shoes?

So check the backs of cupboards and drawers for those receipts and bags and let the Museum take them off your hands.

Handling Collection at the Museum

Did you know that the Museum has a collection that can be borrowed by schools and other groups?

The Handling Collection at the Museum covers many topics suitable for schools such as Home Front and Childhood. A handling box can be tailored to suit the topic of choice – just choose the items you would like to borrow from the catalogue.

It is also ideal for reminiscence sessions. Royal events, 1960s and WW2 are just some of the topics covered.

The collection is made up of real Museum items and replicas. Each one has been carefully selected and helps to tell the story of Rustington.

For a copy of the catalogue or for more information on how Rustington Museum can help your school or group, please contact the Museum.

“A lovely local museum – I discovered lots of things that I didn’t know about the village”