Welcome to Littlehampton Museum

Littlehampton Museum is reopening from Tuesday 18th August 2020. Opening times and dates are limited and visits must be pre-booked. To find out more and book your ticket please click the link below.

reopening link

Staff continue to also available for online enquiries or by phone, see our About page for details.

For up to date information please see the Town Council website www.littlehampton-tc.gov.uk/coronavirus

chalk rainbow on pavement




Atlas moth illustration by Richard Kemp

Littlehampton in Lockdown: Archive Project

2020 has been a year for the history books and Littlehampton Museum needs your help to record the Town’s response to the Coronavirus Pandemic.

The Museum plans to build an archive of documents, photographs and artwork that show how Litltehampton responded to life during the COVID-19 lockdown. Residents have the opportunity to submit an item into the archive which will then form part of the permanent collection within the Museum. 

Click here to find out more



News: Butterworth Butterflies

Whilst the Museum is closed we've put together a new page exploring our Butterfly Collections. You can find out all about our Places of Science Project, find some fun resources or explore the collection. 

Click the link below to find out more!

[Butterworth Butterflies]


OPEN exhibition 2020

Littlehampton's annual OPEN art exhibition is back! This year we invite everyone to create something, whether you consider yourself to be an artist or not, based on your experiences, thoughts or feelings about these strange and challenging times we find ourselves in.

Click here for more details on the OPEN exhibition and how to enter your artwork.



Collections Documentation Project

The Museum Team are currently undertaking a large project to fully inventory and digitise its collection which allows us to share more of our collection both online and in the Museum. You can read more about this incredible project on our Blog or you can go and explore our collections here.

You can also still contact us via email for more information about the project or visit the get involved page to find out how you can contribute.


Our Collections

Littlehampton Museum's mission is to make the local communities' collections as accessible as possible. As the collections contain almost 30,000 objects, it is impossible to display them all within the museum. In addition to traditional access through displays, exhibitions and talks, we are embracing digital platforms.

Use the images below to dig through some of our favourite collections, or click here to view all our collections.