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

Christmas Opening Hours

Closed from 1pm on Friday, 24 December

Open again 9am on Tuesday, 4 January 2022





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.


Christmas Card making

Tuesday to Thursday, 20-22 December 2022
10am – 12:30pm

Inspired by the moving Christmas cards made by Lynette Nicholson, a chance to make your own Christmas card with moving bits.

No need to book, suitable for ages  5+ (little ones welcome with older siblings).

To find out more please contact us.

Local Suffragists and Suffragettes

Wednesday, 16 November 2022
2 – 4pm

Speaker: Angela Tester

Hear more about the local women who fought for the right to vote

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


Marvelous Miniatures

For the Christmas time display, the Museum is looking through the magifying glass at all things miniature.

Tiny toys and mini marvels will be put on display over the Christmas period.

We are opening the case to the public, so if you would like to showcase your own small showstoppers, then contact the Museum to see how you can be involved.

This bowl is from the Rustington Pottery and is only 3cm diameter!

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”