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Littlehampton Museum has been collecting items relating to the history of the town and surrounding villages since 1928. These collections cover a wide variety of categories and themes, from Archaeology to Art and from Social History to Photographs. With about 50,000 items it is not possible to display everything, and we also understand that not everyone is able to personally visit the Museum. On these pages we hope to share some of our collection highlights with you, which we will continue to add to as our digital content is developed. 

For the first time the Museum is slowly cataloguing and digitising each item in our collection onto a digital collections management system called Modes. It is a long term aim in the future to provide the public access to an online version of this database. Until then if you have a query about a collection item please do get in touch by emailing us

A collection of butterflies arranged on a board