Museums in West Sussex

Amberley Working Museum

Houghton Bridge, Amberley
Arundel BN18 9LT

Amberley is a thirty-six acre open air museum set in the midst of the beautiful South Downs in West Sussex. Dedicated to the industrial heritage of the South East, exhibits include a narrow-gauge railway and bus service (both provide free nostalgic travel around the site), Connected Earth Telecommunications Hall, Milne Electricity Hall, Printing Workshop and much more. The museum is also home to traditional craftspeople, such as the blacksmith and potter.

Arundel Castle & Gardens

Arundel Castle and Gardens
Arundel BN18 9AB

There is nearly 1,000 years of history at this great castle, situated in magnificent grounds overlooking the River Arun in West Sussex and built at the end of the 11th century by Roger de Montgomery, Earl of Arundel. Collections: The results of all this history are concentrated at the castle, which houses a fascinating collection of fine furniture dating from the 16th century, tapestries, clocks, and portraits by Van Dyck, Gainsborough, Mytens, Lawrence, Reynolds, etc. Personal possessions of Mary, Queen of Scots and a selection of historical, religious and heraldic items from the Duke of Norfolk's collection are also on display.

Arundel Museum & Heritage Centre

Arundel Museum, Mill Road
Arundel BN18 9PA

Arundel Museum is the south coast's newest museum, revealing the story of the historic town of Arundel. Exhibitions change regularly but focus on the life of the town of Arundel from Roman times to the 20th century.