Curator: Chris Todd
Tel: 01903 813333
Steyning Museum is run by volunteers and covers local History, archeaology etc with some items of dress included and a large archive of local records and photography, available by appointment. The museum contains a collection of dress, letters, song sheets, records, photos, show scripts, posters that belonged to the comediennes, Elsie and Doris ('Gert and Daisy') Waters. This includes both stage and personal clothing designed for them by the London couturiers Norman Hartnell and Molyneux, with several pairs of matching Hartnell gowns dating between 1943 and 1965 and pairs of hats for the sisters designed by one of London's most famous post war milliners: Aage Thaarup. The 2011 temporary summer exhibition at the museum celebrates the Waters sister with an exhibition titled: 'Hullo Everybody! Steyning's Showgirls: Gert and Daisy.' This features some of the treasure trove of newly discovered material.