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




Musical Rustington 

October 2023 

The next exhibition celebrates Rustington’s musical past and present, looking at the famous names who have lived in the Village, such as Sir Hubert Parry, to the modern performers like Royal Blood.

It also showcases the concerts and carnivals held in the Village, and the groups who have taken part.

The Museum wants to bring the exhibition right up to date and is asking YOU to share your musical memories. Are you in a choir, band or orchestra? Do you have tickets and programmes to share from local performances?

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


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A – Z of Sussex

Wednesday, 21 February 2024
7 – 9pm

There is much to discover within our county! Sue and Clive take us on a journey through hidden gems and forgotten pasts.

More details on the What’s On page.

To find out more and book a place contact us.

Introduction to Fossils of West Sussex

Wednesday, 20 March 2024
2 – 4pm

Explore geological West Sussex with David Bone, complete with handling specimens.

More details on the What’s On page.

To find out more and book a place contact us.

Angmering Station

Wednesday, 17 April 2024
2 – 4pm

Pictorial history of Angmering Station by Kelvan Gale.

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.