Tel: 01403 254959
Contact: Jason Semmens, Assistant Curator
Founded in 1893 by the Free Christian Church, Horsham Museum moved to its current location in Causeway House, on Horsham's historic Causeway, in 1941. Today the Museum is part of Horsham District Council. Horsham Museum is fortunate to have a large costume collection ranging in age from the late 1500s to the 1990s, with the focus on Victorian and early to mid twentieth century garments. Costume, by the nature of its size and fabric content, is vulnerable in storage and it was decided to reorganise the collection in 2010 to preserve the collection in the best way possible. We have received grant funding from Renaissance South East, the Museum Development Serive for Surrey, East & West Sussex, to buy specialist storage boxes and a large quantity of acid free tissue paper for packing. The costume collection is the focus of a rotating exhibition programme in a dedicated gallery, changing twice yearly.