Oh Mr McGill!

Hearne Gallery

Until 3rd September


Our summer exhibition celebrates Donald McGill: the illustrator whose comic postcards (saucy and otherwise!) are forever linked with the Great British Seaside Holiday. Cards from Littlehampton Museum’s own collection will be on show, along with original McGill artwork donated by former local resident and national comic treasure Ronnie Barker.

Explore how the drawings were turned into postcards through the printing plates of Littlehampton firm D. Constance who distributed them nationwide. Discover which card holds the world record for selling the most copies - all six million of them. And find out, too, what happened when the censors came calling! 

The exhibition also contains a craft activity table, postcard puzzles and some super fun selfie opportunities.

This exhibition has been created by The Fedora Group and with support from Heritage Lottery Fund.


We have some fun, free children's activities linked to this exhibition taking place in the Summer Holidays. Visit our Events page for all the details!

McGill postcard Children
McGill postcard Scottish
McGill Postcard Just Arrived
McGill postcard Donkeys


David Webb 

Further Reflections  - recent oil paintings and work on paper


Butterworth Gallery

7th May -  30th July 2022

Popular Rustington based artist David Webb is returning to Littlehampton Museum with a show of his latest work, an atmospheric collection of oil paintings based on Sussex scenes. David presents these new pieces, which were created during lockdown, in his distinctive evocative, lyrical style, creating his own personal vision of local views.


David has previously exhibited around the south of England, including Alton, Chichester, Worthing and Littlehampton.


All of the work on show is being offered for sale, with any proceeds being donated to the DEC Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal.



David Webb

David Webb

Online from the 30th May 


Royal Littlehampton - Your Stories

A special online exhibition, containing memories and photographs gathered from the public, showing how the people of Littlehampton have celebrated the reign of Queen Elizabeth II over the past 70 years.


See it here