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Steyning Museum

The Museum tells the story of our local area from pre-history to the present day.

There are permanent exhibits and temporary displays, so a look around is equally worthwhile for new or regular visitors. If you want to research something in detail, we keep a library and archives. Have a look at our shop too.

You can use your own smartphone to access an audio guide to our history and exhibits.

Opening times are:
Wednesday to Sunday
from 10am to 4pm
(closed on Monday & Tuesday)

Covid safe measures are in place.
Disabled visitors are warmly welcomed.
We provide good access and
suitable toilet facilities.

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Steyning Museum is run by volunteers.

The volunteers of Steyning Museum have been active since 1983. You are welcome to join as a Member of Steyning Museum Trust. See the Members link (left) for details. In recent years, the fundraising efforts of our volunteers enabled us to build a museum extension. We kept an online diary about the new extension from its first day of construction to the offical opening. Our solar panels were installed as part of the Greening Steyning campaign.

You may be interested to see the comments people have made in our visitors' book after seeing the museum.

We welcome group visits.

Just contact the museum to arrange a time to visit. We are especially interested in supporting schools and young people following the National Curriculum. Use the Schools link (left) for more details about our education services.  We try to help students in every way possible.

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Our family history resources are extensive.

All our archives are accessible to visitors and we have an enthusiastic family historian who can be contacted by email. She also shares details of her research on our family history blog. If you are researching your local family history, see our Genealogy link (left).

There are many items in our care which are not currently on display. You are welcome to ask if there is something you would like to see from the store.

Our address is:

The Museum,
Church Street,
West Sussex
BN44 3YB

Telephone: 01903 813333

Steyning lies just off the A283 road from Shoreham to Storrington. Our pictorial local map by illustrator Janet Keystone will show you where we are. You can find Steyning on the Multimap website.

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The members of the museum committee are:

Hon. President: Chris Tod

Chair: Muriel Wright
Vice Chair: Jacquie Buttriss
Hon. Secretary: Paddy Robson
Hon. Treasurer: Paul Norris
Membership Secretary: Erica Gayler
Research & Family History: Jacquie Buttriss
Social Events: Margaret Hollands
Shop Sales: Muriel Wright / Joan Denwood
Education: Joan Denwood
Publicity: Ray Powell

Co-opted members
Curator of Collections: Margaret Benham
Curator of Exhibitions: Andrew Woodfield

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The members of the social events sub-committee are:

Margaret Hollands (Chair)
Pam Perry
Mariella Alexander
Lois Roemer
Paddy Robson


Museum Policy Documents

The museum's Data Protection Policy document can be downloaded here.

Steyning Museum also has various policy documents which are available for examination at the museum if you contact the curator in advance.

They include:

The current Forward Plan
The policy defining what the museum aims to include in its local history collection
Policy on Access to the Museum and its collection
Policy on Caring for the Collection
Policy on Environmental Sustainability
Policy and Practice on Education
Policy on the Safeguarding of children, young people
and vulnerable adults

You can contact the museum on to arrange to examine these documents.

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Page last updated
10th June 2022