Current Exhibitions

Royal Littlehampton

Hearne Gallery

Until 6th June


Littlehampton Museum’s latest exhibition is taking a right royal look back into the past as we relive some of the town’s previous tea parties, street parties and festive concerts.  


Records show that for the past two hundred years, the residents of Littlehampton have shared in the rejoicing of the whole country when a new King or Queen comes to the throne or celebrates such a milestone as a Jubilee or wedding. As another jubilee approaches, this exhibition takes a look back at how we have celebrated events as a town for the past 5 monarchs.


Using material from the archives and the museum’s fantastic collection of photographs, this display aims to paint a picture of those sunny (and sometimes not so sunny) days gone by, and the town’s long history of seaside celebrations.

There is also the chance for visitors to think about what they would do if they were royal for the day, and to share any memories they have of Queen Elizabeth’s previous jubilees in order to be part of a special online exhibition, to be released for the official Platinum Jubilee weekend in June.


The exhibition also features a children’s activity table and a fun corgi hunt around the gallery.

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Royal Littlehampton
Royal Littlehampton


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

Coming up...


From the 30th May 


Online Exhibition

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.


18th June - 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! 

Exhibition presented in association with The Fedora Group and with support from Heritage Lottery Fund.





McGill Image