We have a varied programme of exhibitions, events and activities for all the family.

Temporary Exhibitions

Artistic Rustington

From August 2022 until January 2023

This exhibition is celebration of the Museum’s Art Collection and contains many pieces by artists from Rustington and also views from the Village. It won’t be just paintings that are shown. Books, postcards and other objects relating to the artists will be on display.  

The artists featured include Albert and William Belleroche who lived at the Old Manor House to Arthur Rackham who stayed at the home of Graham Sutherland. There will also be a changing display of works by lesser known artists, showing views of the Village. This lovely painting of the church c1903 will be on display alongside other views.

The most exciting items though will be paintings on loan from other Museums, all with a Rustington connection… 



Community Case – Southdown Buses

From August 2022

We have a fantastic display of model buses in the Southdown’s livery. From the original green to the modern orange, white and blue, the buses are a nostalgic trip. Can you find the routes you remember?


Linking with the art exhibition, there are also folders of artwork by Paul Darton, who lent us the buses. They are lovely sketches of the buses going through the village and other views.

Events held at Rustington Museum 

Family events are held in the school holidays and the talks are every 3rd Wednesday of the month (unless otherwise stated).

Talk: Artists of Sussex

Wednesday, 15 February 2023,
2 – 4pm

Speaker: Tim Baldwin

Find out more about the artist who made Sussex their home and were inspired by the landscape.

Book tickets here:


Image: pastel drawing of a white cat by William Belleroche

For more details contact us.

Family Event: Valentine’s Day crafts

Tuesday, 14 to Thursday 16  February 2023
10am – 12.30pm

Hearts and flowers are the themes for this half term’s crafty session at the Museum.

Suitable for all ages.

No booking required.

Image: colourful tisse paper flowers

For more details contact us.

Talk: Famous Faces

Wednesday, 15 March 2023,
2 – 4pm

Speaker: Peter Walton

Did you know that Littlehampton and the nearby villages were a haven for many famous names? Come along and find out who has stayed and lived in the area!


Image: Sir Hubert Parry in his motor car

For more details contact us.

Family Activities – now available on-line

Jigsaw Puzzle

Aerial view of Princess Marina House

What’s the fastest time you can complete the puzzle in?

Click the link below to have a go!


Word Search

Christmas Time!

Can you find the seasonal words hidden in the grid?

Follow this link:



Colouring in

The Street

Add some colour to this view of Church Farm Cottages in The Street. You can print off a copy to enjoy at home!