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




Artistic Rustington 

August 2022 – January 2022

The Museum is proudly displaying it’s art collection in this new exhibition. Works by Albert and William Belleroche, Leslie Wilcox and Su Trembath are shown alongside views from around the village.

The focus has been to represent artists that made Rustington their home, or to show off views of the church and the mills.

As the collection is quite large, there will be a changing of works on display to ensure that as much of he collection is displayed as possible. To open the exhibition is a collection of views showing the church. 

Accompanying the main exhibition will be smaller displays focusing on artistic themes, either showcasing a local artist or looking at other artistic items from the collection. Keep an eye on our Facebook page for when we change the displays.


Valentines Day crafts

Tuesday to Thursday, 14-16 February 2023
10am – 12:30pm

Come and make heart shaped crafts and paper flowers to take home for loved ones.

No need to book, suitable for all ages.

To find out more please contact us.

Artists in Sussex

Wednesday, 15 February 2023
2 – 4pm

Speaker: Tim Baldwin

A look at the artists who made the county their home and drew inspiration from the beautiful conuntryside.

More details on the What’s On page. To book a place contact us.


Community Case Display

We have on loan a fantastic collection of models soldiers from James Nash on display. Each one represents a regiment that fought in the Battle of Waterloo. Come and have a look and see if you can find Napoleon and Wellington hiding among the troops.

The Community Case is available for groups and individuals who would like to showcase their work or collections. Want a space to show off a fantastic school project or amazing badge work? Or even showcase your own collection of Pokemon?

Then contact the Museum for more details and become involved in Rustington’s Museum.

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 charaties and the lives of the poeple who lived and worked at the sites.

If you have memores, photos and memoribila 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”