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The museum reopens
on Wednesday 2nd June.

See the "Museum" page (left) for opening hours. We have a new audio guide which is accessible on your own smartphone and other Covid-safe arrangements.

Coronavirus Project

Steyning Museum would like to develop a local record of this current situation, the Coronavirus pandemic, so that when it is over we will have a historic record in the museum of local people's memories of this once in a lifetime experience.

To do this we are asking people to keep a written record of their experiences and thoughts and feelings and photos too, if possible, including how it is affecting you, your family and friends and the local community.

This can relate to any number of issues such as lockdown, shopping, isolation, exercising, road traffic (or lack of it), wildlife (more of it), new ways of communication  (or lack of it) and many more issues which I am sure you will come up with.

The idea, at present, is to create a book of all our memories and any photos. Your record will ultimately become available to the public for research. I am sure many of you will have a go, along with me, so that we can between us create this record for the future.

Contributions can be sent to me, Joan Denwood, via or put through the museum letter box.


Homework and Project Help
For young students

We are always happy to help with
homework or historical projects.

Topics might range from Stone Age Steyning
through to the Second World War.

and Bank Holiday Mondays
For visitors

Steyning Museum is open on Saturdays and Bank Holiday Mondays from 10.00am right through to 4.00pm.

In other words, there is no lunch time closing on these days - so we hope you can come along. There is lots to see and do for all the family, including our children's corner with brass rubbing and mosaic tiles.

Steyning is always a lively place on a Saturday, especially on market day (the first Saturday of the month). Car parking near the museum is free and entrance to the museum is free too.

Museum Arch

Everyone has a story to tell . . .

Steyning Station

Do you live locally or have Steyning connections?
Help Steyning Museum to record our past.

Did you experience wartime in Steyning - the Land Army, the Home Guard, the British Resistance? Were you educated in Steyning and have memories of the Grammar School? Did you travel on the Horsham Flyer? Do you have information about the market, local farms or traders? Do you remember the Silver Jubilee celebrations and the carnival floats? Have you been involved with local sports clubs or any of the dozens of local clubs and societies? Did you spend your childhood in Steyning or were you an evacuee here?

There are a myriad of topics and tales to tell. We want to hear from you. Our interviews will be informal and hopefully enjoyable.

If you feel you may be able to help, please make contact.

Email to leave a message with your details and ideas. A member of our Oral History Team will then get in touch with you.

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16th May 2021