Digital Museum

Our collections can still be accessed and enjoyed away from the Museum and more fantastic content is being added all the time. See below to explore our videos, oral histories and activities.

Discovering Littlehampton Museum

Did you know that Littlehampton Museum has a collection of over 30,000 items?

The Museum's collection covers Archaeology, Geology, Natural History, Local History, Photography, Art and Social History. The collection is an important record of the history of the Littlehampton and it's people. We continue to collect and add to the collection, preserving the history of the Town for future generations.

VE Day in Littlehampton

Victory in Littlehampton. On the 8th May 1945 the long awaited announcement came. The war was over in Europe. After almost 6 years, the fighting was done and the enemy had been defeated, Littlehampton was ready to celebrate.

The Town was decked out with bunting and flags and streets across Littlehampton came together to create street parties full of colour and joy. All the pubs across the town were given permission to stay open late, the cinemas were full of people and some parties lasted for days

The Two videos featured hear include a photograph slide show and a 30 minute public talk. The photograph slideshow was created to mark the 75th anniversary of the end of the war in Europe. It shows the people of Littlehampton celebrating with street parties throughout the town.

Photographs are taken from the Museum Archive, The Littlehampton Gazette and some are used with permission of members of the Facebook group Bygone Littlehampton.

The Virtual talk covers Littlehampton at war from 1939-1945, a fascinating look at the Museum's collections relating to this time.

Oral History Archive

Oral History involves the collection of people's memories of their life, of big events or places, usually through either audio or video recording. For the Museum this has been used to capture people's memories of living in the Town and gives us a unique time capsule of information. Below you can explore some of our wonderful archive of audio recordings.

Please note that these are unedited full interviews, as the content covered includes the second world war, please note that there is some content that listeners may find distressing. More Oral Histories will be uploaded here soon!

Online exhibitions

Enjoy our selection of online exhibitions on a wide range of topics from all over our archives.  More coming soon!

Typography: An exhibition of weird, wonderful and quirky design. Using items from the History of Littlehampton.

 

Littlehampton's war 1939-1945, As told by the people that lived through it. Using the Museum's Oral History archives and the collection to explore Littlehampton at War.

Activities

Download some fun crafts and activities inspired by our collection or download some learning resources. From crafts to colouring you can find a wealth of resources here to download and use at at home. Don't forget to share your creations with us on Facebook!