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It’s Time for Blast Off!


We are delighted to reveal that Littlehampton Museum has been awarded a National Lottery ‘Unlocking Collections’ grant to fund a brand-new community project, putting YOU at the heart of the Museum Service.  

This exciting new phase in the Museum’s life, to be known as ‘Project Time Machine’, will consist of two parts, read on for more details…


Mission One


The project is blasting off with a short online* survey asking YOU what you want from YOUR museum.

We want to hear the views of as many people as possible, both visitors and non-visitors, to learn how the Museum’s collections can be used to engage and represent the whole community.  

*Paper versions in English, Ukrainian and Portuguese are available to collect from the Museum Reception, or download from the bottom of this page.


There will also be an opportunity to participate in focus groups, for more in-depth discussion of your views and exploration of your ideas. If you have something to say, we would love you to join us!


Online Focus Group (have your say from the comfort of your own home via Microsoft Teams) 90 minute session


Tuesday 16th July - 10.00am 


In Person Focus Groups (join in at one of the below locations) 90 minute - 2 hour session with breaks and refreshments


Friday 28th June - Chilgrove House Community Centre, Kimberry BN17 7JD – 2.00pm 

Thursday 11th JulyLittlehampton Museum, Manor House, Church Street BN17 5EW – 10.00am 

Tuesday 23rd July - Littlehampton Museum, Manor House, Church Street BN17 5EW – 10.00am 


Places on Focus Groups must be booked. To book onto a session please click one of the below links:

Online focus group booking linkin person focus group booking link


All participants of the surveys and focus groups will have the chance to enter a draw to win £100 worth of supermarket vouchers (valid email address required).




Mission Two

From October 2024, the second part of Project Time Machine will involve volunteers working in the gallery, cataloguing and researching the social history collections, capturing rich new context and hopefully uncovering some currently “hidden” histories.


If you would like to get involved with this stage, please contact us for an informal chat about available opportunities: 01903 738100 or 




A HUGE thank you to everyone who participates in this important new project, we cant wait to see where the Time Machine takes us!