Littlehampton Museum is the repository for professional archaeological digs for a wide area surrounding Littlehampton including Angmering, Barnham, Climping, Eastergate, Felpham, Ford, Littlehampton, Lyminster, Crossbush, Middleton-on-sea, Poling, Walberton and Yapton. This wide array of finds covers the history of the area from prehistory to the present day, with the largest proportion of the collection relating to Roman or Iron Age material. The vast majority of our collection remains uncatalogued and is a big part of our current documentation project.

A selection of prehistoric flint tools lay on a white background
Mesolithic to Neolithic
10,000 BCE - 2,500 BCE
fragments of medieval glass are placed on a white background
Mid-late medieval period
c. 12th - 16th centuries (1100 - 1500 CE)
a variety of broken romano british pot sherds, along with faded paper labels written on a typewriter. They are arranged on a white background.
Romano British 1st - 3rd Century ACE
43 CE - 299 CE
white struck flints are laid against a white background
Frazer Hearne
a broken cup base from a roman piece of samianware stands on a white background
Shepherd's Garden, Arundel Park, 1935.
1st Century CE
an orange coloured paleolithic handaxe lies against a white background
Royal Oak, Slindon
sherds of a fusiform bottle made of ceramic sit on white paper
Highdown Hill
the shoulder and some fragments of a large ceramic vessel. The decoration is very plain and primitive.
Romano British
1st Century CE
Pieces of broken pottery with a black finish lay on a white background.
Romano British
1st - 4th Century CE
pieces of glass that were part of a spindle whorl, lie on a white background.
Angmering Roman Villa
1st Century CE
some rather messy pottery sherds on a white background.
800 BCE - 100 CE
A huge selection of pieces of pot found in the Rustington bypass investigation. The sherds take up the full width of the table and are almost inumerable.
Romano British
1st - 4th Century ACE
the broken pieces of a large amphora have been haphazardly glued together. The vessel sits on a white background.
Toddington Lane
c. 1st - 4th Century CE
a metal bowl mount with red engraved detail in celtic swirls.
Portable Antiquities Scheme Treasure Find
600 - 725 ACE
the two sides of a gold celtic coin. The obverse shows an unknown shield, the reverse shows a  horse with large knobbly knee joints in a distinct celtic style.
Portable Antiquities Scheme Treasure Find
50 - 30 BCE