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




History of Princess Marina House and Blind Veterans UK 

June 2023 – September 2023

Starting at Newton Driver Services Club, the site at the end of Broadmark Lane has a history of providing support for those in the armed services and their familes. This is continuing with Blind Veterans UK who are moving in this summer.

This exhibition tells the story of Mrs Newton-Driver, the RAF Benevolent Fund and Blind Veterans UK through objects and photos.

If you have emeries you wish to share about any of the charities that have been associated with the site, them please get in contact with the Museum.

Rustington in WW2

Wednesday, 19 July 2023
2 – 4pm

Jim Bagely recalls his childhood growing up in wartime Britain, including his time in Rustington.

More details on the What’s On page.

To find out more and book a place contact us.

Summer crafts

Tuesday – Thursdays, 1 – 24 August
10am – 1pm

Nautical and flower themed crafts are happening in the Museum throughout August.

Wednesdays are for SEN families, booking required.

All sessions are FREE!

More details on the What’s On page.

To find out more and to book a place contact us.

History of Littlehampton and Shoreham Forts

Wednesday, 16 August 2023
7 – 9pm

Find  out more about the forts at Littlehampton and Shoreham.

More details on the What’s On page.

To find out more and to book a place contact us.


New Art Storage

Rustington Museum is very pleased to have been awarded a Collections Care grant funded by South East Museum Development (SEMD). Together with additional funding from the Rustington Heritage Association, the Museum has purchased some at racking so that the Art Collection can be better looked after in the Museum Store. It also increases the access, so that we can get more art on display in future exhibitions.

A documentation exercise is also underway, properly recording the location and details of the art. We are also photographing them so we can show them off in future presentations!

Summer Exhibition

This Summer we are hosting a community lead exhibition all about the Princess Marina House and the Blind Veterans UK.

It will explore the history of both charities and the lives of the people who lived and worked at the sites.

If you have memories, photos and memorabilia of either site, then please get in touch with the Museum

Handling Collection at the Museum

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

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”

We have a small, but growing, team of dedicated volunteers.

Our volunteers assist the museum staff with researching, cataloguing, stewarding, interviewing people as part of Rustington Remembers, and much more.

The volunteers are an invaluable to running the museum and making it a success.