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Worthing Museum and Art Gallery, Worthing

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Founded in 1908 the Museum and Lbrary building was funded by generous donations from the first Mayor of Worthing Alfred Cortis and American Philanthropist Andrew Carnegie who intended it to provide an educational heart for the town ( and so the first Curator Mrs Marion Frost would stop nagging him for the money).

Permanent displays include a nationally important costume collection alongside toys & childhood galleries, archaeology, geology, the natural, social and domestic history of the town and West Sussex.

The art galleries and sculpture garden offer a range of exhibitions including displays of the permanent collections of fine and decorative art, alongside changing work by celebrated contemporary artists where artworks are offered for sale, and exhibitions by community artists. The gallery team also care for artwork on display at other council properties and advise on public art projects in the area.
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  • Having worked in Worthing for many years, I had never been inside this fine and friendly museum and gallery until now. There's much to see including fascinating arahaeology collections, local history ...  more »
  • I enjoy this lovely museum in Worthing, they always put on great displays. I especially like their toy display. Currently they have the costume trial display, featuring costume dress from 1900 to the ...  more »
  • If you like history, visit the museum and learn about Worthing past. The museum is housed in the stunning Georgian building. Collection is not big but nice, really beautiful exhibition of costums and ...  more »
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  • Very nice place but I love museums. Next to st Paul cafe just across lights pop in here it's great
  • Great place to wonder around and it's completely free, fantastic
  • Average small museum. Some good paintings.
  • A reasonable museum, good collection of antique clothes, our 3 year old was entertained enough for about 90 minutes
  • Great museum and art gallery featuring an increasingly diverse collection of works.

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