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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If you are interested in volunteering or stewarding at the museum please contact us. If you have computer and data-inputting skills, or photography skills, we'd like to hear from you.

The Garden Café is also looking for volunteers for morning and afternoon sessions a few hours per week. For further information please call The Garden Café on 01903 786450 or pop in for a chat.



01903 788478

Open Tuesday to Saturday
10am to 4pm

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


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.

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