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“could be (and was) so much better” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Worthing Museum and Art Gallery

Worthing Museum and Art Gallery
Chapel Road, Worthing BN11 1HP , England
+44 1903 221448
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Ranked #4 of 8 Attractions in Worthing
Type: Art Museums, Museums
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Owner description: If you have a passion for the very best in Regency and Victorian fashion, want to be inspired by artists such as Stanley Spencer, William Holman-Hunt and Philip Jackson, or are looking to discover why Worthing residents take such quiet pride in 55,000 years of their achievements, then Worthing Museum and Art Gallery is the place to visit. A variety of events throughout the year link to many of the exhibitions. The Museum Team also offer curator-led talks, object handling workshops, and educational visits (including dressing up days). The elegant Edwardian building also houses a shop, has disabled access and toilets and free entry. Opening hours: Tues - Sat 10am - 5pm
Reading, United Kingdom
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“could be (and was) so much better”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2013

The museum is free and open Tuesday - Saturday from 10 to 5. It's a great shame that it isn't better laid out as they have some interesting stuff on the ground floor relating to finds on the South Downs, where humans have lived for thousands of years. But - oh dear - what a confusing mess the ground floor is with winding corridors, some costumes here, a bit of this and that there. My greatest disappointment was the so-called art gallery on the first floor. I know years ago it used to be excellent but where have all the classical paintings gone? Pop in if you're passing but don't make a special trip to Worthing to visit.

Visited February 2013
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Harlow, United Kingdom
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“Fine local museum”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

If you are in Worthing this museum is definitely worth a visit. The display of 19th & 20th century clothing is exceptional.

Visited February 2013
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Worthing, United Kingdom
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“Lovely little museum”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2013

My little one loves visiting and she goes whenever we are in worthing, lots of things to see and the sculptures are amazing in the garden.

its free! its fun for the kids and a nice relaxing time out for adults to have a wonder, go see for yourself x x im sure you will love it too x

Visited February 2013
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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“Worthing Museum”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2013

It's a manageable size to look around. It is where I finally began to understand how the Weald was formed and why the rivers flow through gaps they have made in the Downs, because there is a marvellous 3d model explaining it! Also lots of interesting artefacts there.

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Worthing, United Kingdom
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“Judith E”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2013

Well worth a visit to anyone. I need to go again and see what's knew. lovely place. The museum changes it's items around so there is always something new to see.

Visited March 2012
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