Admission to Horsham Museum and Art Gallery is free. With more than 26 galleries covering subjects from local trades to fashion, and prehistory to the poet Percy B. Shelley, the museum has been described as the Victoria & Albert in miniature. Whether you can visit for 15 minutes or two hours there is always something new to discover.
Museum opening hours
Horsham Museum and Art Gallery is open from 10am to 5pm, Monday to Saturday. We are closed on Sundays and Bank Holidays.
The Horsham Museum and Art Gallery is located at 9 Causeway, Horsham, West Sussex RH12 1HE
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Horsham in West Sussex lies approximately half way between London and the South Coast.
The A24 (London to Worthing) by-passes Horsham. The M23 and A23 (London to Brighton) are about nine miles from the town. The A281 (Guildford to Brighton) goes through the town and the A29 is the main route from Horsham to Chichester. To access the Causeway, cars need to enter via Worthing Road and pass the bus station into Blackhorse way. The Causeway is then on your right hand side. Please note that there is no public parking in the Causeway.
Please go to Horsham Car parks for more information on public car parks in the vicinity of the museum as well as Horsham's park and ride.
Blue Badge Parking
There are 6 disabled bays as you enter the Causeway. You are advised to check the restrictions for time allowed (2-3 hours), display your clocks for the time of your arrival and display your badge on its validity side. Blue Badge holders are also able to park in the Denne Road Car Park at the rear of the museum. From Denne Road car park you would need to go through Pump Alley which provides access to the Causeway and then turn left.
Horsham has direct rail links to London Victoria, London Bridge, Chichester, Bognor and Portsmouth. From Brighton change at Three Bridges and from Worthing change at Ford. From Horsham Railway Station turn left down North Street, cross the road and carry on walking for about five minutes until you go over Chart Way Bridge with the Royal and Sun Alliance building on your left. Once in the Carfax follow the instructions given below.
from the bus station walk into the Forum, past Beales and the coffee shop keeping Sainsbury's car park on your right. Follow the path through Furneaux Walk into the Causeway. You will find the Museum and Art Gallery diagonally to the left
From the bandstand in the Carfax look towards the Old Town Hall (now Bills Restaurant). The Museum and Art Gallery, painted green, is 50 yards behind the Old Town Hall at the head of the Causeway, which leads down to the Parish Church of St Mary and the Remembrance Gardens.
Passenger drop off/pick-up is best to be made in the Carfax at the off-loading bay immediately adjacent to the bandstand. This delivers passengers directly into the heart of Horsham with a 5 minute walk to the Museum. Coach Parking is available by arrangement through Horsham District Council at Hop Oast Park and Ride. There are no restrictions on time/height/size if notified in advance. Request for coach parking should be emailed in advance to either John.Barrs@horsham.gov.uk or firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 01403 733144. They will arrange for the height restriction barrier at Hop Oast to be opened in advance.
Once you are in the building the ground floor and gardens are accessible to all. There is wheelchair access via the ramp at the front door. The upper floors are more limited. The wide main staircase allows for a helper to assist any visitor with mobility difficulties though some of the passages upstairs are narrow with one or two steps to be negotiated. There is a disabled toilet within the ground floor.
We do not allow dogs and other pets into the Museum or Museum gardens except for Assistance Dogs. We regret if this causes you any inconvenience. However, we are happy to supply your dog with a bowl of water outside. Just ask at reception.
If you require further assistance please telephone us on 01403 254959 or email us email@example.com.
Baby Change - There is a baby change facility in our disabled toilet on the ground floor.
Pushchairs - Pushchairs are able to access fully the ground floor. We are happy to store pushchairs to enable you to access the upper floor of the museum. Please ask the reception team for assistance.
For information on our events and activities for families visit Family Activities
Eating and Drinking
There are no cafe facilities at the museum, however Horsham has a number of cafes within a 5 minute walk from the museum. Visitors are welcome to eat their picnics in the rear walled garden.