We have a varied programme of exhibitions, events and activities for all the family.

Community Cases

What will be in the case for 2024?

Throughout 2024

We are looking to get the community involved in the exhibitions and displays in 2024.

Are you part of a community group or local school? Do you want to showcase your groups work, awards or anniversaries? Has your Scouting or Guiding Unit done some amazing badge work?

Then contact the Museum and see how you can be involved in the Museum’s programme for 2024!



Upcoming Events held at Rustington Museum 

Family events are held in the school holidays and the talks are every 3rd Wednesday of the month (unless otherwise stated).

Talk: The Colour of Heraldry

Wednesday, 17 July 2024

2 – 4pm

Speaker: Mike Scott Rumble

Discover the meanings behind the colours and symbols in coats of arms.

To book tickets, contact the Museum or:


For more details contact us.

Image: shields of local families from the organ cover

Talk: Weather Lore – Fact or Fiction

Wednesday, 21 August 2024,
2 – 4pm

Speaker: Ian Currie

Ian Currie tells if red sky at night really is a shepherds’ delight and the truth behind other meterological sayings.

To book tickets, contact the Museum or:


For more details contact us.

Image: Rustington Mill in a storm by Sinclar Snow.

Talk: Sussex Folklore

Wednesday, 15 September 2024
2 – 4pm

Speaker: Dr Paul Quinn

Explore the fatastical folklore of the county with Dr Paul Quinn and the work of the The Chichester Centre for Fairy Tales, Fantasy and Speculative Fiction.

To book tickets contact the Museum or:


For more details contact us.

Image: map showing Lyminster knucker hole

Family Activities – now available on-line

Jigsaw Puzzles

Knightscroft Hotel

Follow the link below to discover online jigsaws based on postcards in the Museum Collection:


 Tell us your fastest times on our Facebook page!


Word Search

Famous names and homes

Search for the names of some of the famous names that lived in Rustington and the names of their homes.

Follow this link:



Colouring in

St Peter’s and St Paul’s Church

Print off a copy of the colouring page to add some colour to this picture.





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.