List of museums in West Sussex

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This list of museums in West Sussex, England contains museums which are defined for this context as institutions (including nonprofit organizations, government entities, and private businesses) that collect and care for objects of cultural, artistic, scientific, or historical interest and make their collections or related exhibits available for public viewing. Also included are non-profit art galleries and university art galleries. Museums that exist only in cyberspace (i.e., virtual museums) are not included.

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Name Image Town/City Region Type Summary
Amberley Museum & Heritage Centre Amberley bus.jpg Amberley Horsham Open-air 36-acre (150,000 m2) site dedicated to industry, communications and transport, includes Amberley Museum Railway
Arundel Castle Arundel Castle - motte and quadrangle, England (18 April 2006).jpg Arundel Arun Historic house Restored medieval castle with paintings and furniture, tapestries and stained glass, china and clocks, sculpture and carving, heraldry and armour in room settings
Arundel Museum Arundel Museum.JPG Arundel Arun Local Local and maritime history
Bignor Roman Villa Bignor Villa Hypocaust 2.JPG Bignor Chichester Archaeology Remains of a Roman home and farm with mosaic floors
Bognor Regis Museum Bognor Regis Arun Multiple website, local history, fossils, shop displays including a toy shop, ironmongers, cobbler and wireless shop with historic radio and television equipment, Victorian kitchen, railway memorabilia
Burgess Hill Museum Burgess Hill Mid Sussex Local website, local history, culture
Cass Sculpture Foundation FoundationCentre-1.jpg Goodwood Chichester Art Outdoor sculpture park
Clayton Windmills Clayton Windmills, Sussex.jpg Clayton Mid Sussex Mill 19th century post and tower windmills
Coultershaw Beam Pump Coultershaw beam pump - - 290050.jpg Petworth Chichester Technology website, 18th century waterwheel-driven three-throw beam pump
Cowdray House Cowdray House ruins.jpg Midhurst Chichester Historic house Tours of the ruins of a 16th-century Tudor house partially destroyed by fire in 1793
Crawley Museum Centre Crawley Crawley Local website, local history, culture, archaeology
Cuckfield Museum Cuckfield Mid Sussex Local website, local history, culture
East Grinstead Museum East Grinstead Mid Sussex Local website, local history, culture
Fishbourne Roman Palace Fishbourne palace north wing.JPG Fishbourne Chichester Archaeology Excavated Roman palace with mosaic floor, reconstructed garden
Goodwood House Goodwood House.jpg Goodwood Chichester Historic house Jacobean country house with state rooms, art collection
Hammerwood Park East Grinstead Mid Sussex Historic house 1972 country house designed by Benjamin Latrobe
Henfield Museum Henfield Horsham Local website, local history, culture
High Salvington Windmill Durrington mill.jpg High Salvington Worthing Mill 18th century post windmill
Horsham Museum Horsham museum.JPG Horsham Horsham Multiple Local history, culture, decorative arts, crafts, photography, reconstructed blacksmith and wheelwright's shops, Percy Bysshe Shelley, costumes, toys
Ifield Water Mill Ifield Water Mill, Ifield, Crawley (IoE Code 363361).JPG Crawley Crawley Mill 19th century weaterboarded watermill
Littlehampton Museum Littlehampton Arun Local website, local and maritime history, art exhibits
Marlipins Museum Marlipins Museum, Shoreham-by-Sea (Geograph Image 7802).jpg Shoreham-by-Sea Adur Local Local and maritime history
Newtimber Place Newtimber Mid Sussex Historic house website, 15th century moated house open by guided tour appointment
The Novium Novium.JPG Chichester Chichester Local Local history, geology, archaeology
Oldland Mill Oldland Mill 1108.jpg Keymer Mid Sussex Mill 18th century post windmills
Otter Gallery Chichester Chichester Art website, contemporary art gallery of the University of Chichester
Oxmarket Centre of Arts Chichester Chichester Art website
Pallant House Gallery Pallant House Gallery h.jpg Chichester Chichester Art Collection focus is modern British art
Parham Park Parham Park 03.jpg Cootham Horsham Historic house Elizabethan house and gardens
Petworth Cottage Museum Petworth0011.jpg Petworth Chichester Historic house Restored 1910 period worker's cottage for a seamstress at Petworth House
Petworth House Petworth House, Geograph.jpg Petworth Chichester Historic house Operated by the National Trust, late 17th-century mansion with important collection of paintings and sculptures, 700 acre (2.8 km²) landscaped park designed by Capability Brown
Priest's House, West Sussex West Hoathly Mid Sussex Historic house website, early 15th century timber-framed hall-house with furnished rooms displaying 17th & 18th century country furniture, ironwork, embroidery and domestic artifacts
Sackville College Sackville College Simon Carey.jpg East Grinstead Mid Sussex Historic site Jacobean almshouse with chapel and great hall, open for tours
Saint Hill Manor Saint Hill Manor.jpg Saint Hill Green Mid Sussex Historic house Head office for the Church of Scientology in the United Kingdom, 18th century house reflecting its different owners
Shoreham Airport Visitor Centre Shoreham Airport buildings.jpg Shoreham-by-Sea Adur Aviation Area aviation history and memorabilia, operates airport tours
St. Mary's House & Gardens Bramber Horsham Historic house website, late 15th century timber-framed house on a site associated with the Knights Templar
Standen Standen - - 66905.jpg East Grinstead Mid Sussex Historic house Operated by the National Trust, late 19th century Arts and Crafts house and gardens
Stansted House StanstedHouse.JPG Stoughton Chichester Historic house Edwardian country house and park
Steyning Museum Steyning Horsham Local website, local history, culture
Storrington Museum Storrington Horsham Local website, local history, culture
Tangmere Military Aviation Museum Tangmere Air Museum - - 109302.jpg Tangmere Chichester Aviation History of the former RAF Tangmere airfield, historic military aircraft, activities during the Battle of Britain
TimeMachineFun Center East Ashling Chichester Horology website, science and technology of clocks, time and measurement
Uppark Uppark-Sfront-01.jpg South Harting Chichester Historic house Operated by the National Trust, restored 18th century Georgian house with period paintings, furniture and ceramics, Victorian servant's quarters, garden
Weald and Downland Open Air Museum Pendean.jpg Singleton Chichester Open-air Features nearly 50 historic buildings dating from the thirteenth to nineteenth centuries, along with gardens, farm animals, walks and a lake
West Dean College West Dean House (2).JPG West Dean Chichester Art Exhibits of fine art, craft, weavings
Wings Museum Balcombe Mid Sussex Aviation website, history of RAF Redhill in World War II, aero engines, propellers, artefacts, uniforms, aircraft parts, equipment, local history, Home Front items
Worthing Museum and Art Gallery Worthing Worthing Multiple Local history, art, costumes, textiles, toys and dolls, archaeology, fine and decorative arts, coins

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