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





Rustington Lido and Broadmark Hotel 

April 2024 

Get ready for summer with the new exhibition at the Museum!

The Lido and Broadmark Hotel were built in the 1930s and became familiar landmarks to both visitors and locals.

Both will be celebrated at the Museum with images and objects from the Museum collection.

We are also looking to get YOU involved in sharing memories and objects that relate to The Lido and Broadmark Hotel? Did you work there, go on holiday there?

If you have memories, photos and memorabilia that you would love to share, then please get in touch with the Museum

The Colour of Heraldry

Wednesday, 17 July 2024
2 – 4pm

The meanings of heraldry with Mike Scott Rumble.

More details on the What’s On page.

To find out more and book a place contact us.

Weather Lore – Fact of Fiction

Wednesday, 21 August 2024
2 – 4pm

Ian Currie explores the truth behind weather sayings.

More details on the What’s On page.

To find out more and book a place contact us.

Sussex Folklore

Wednesday, 18 September 2024
2 – 4pm

The Dr Paul Quinn from the Graeme Taylor tells how D-Day came to Rustington and the local area.

More details on the What’s On page.

To find out more and 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!

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.