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Saturday 25th November
The Steyning Centre
Tickets £5 available from the museum
after 1st Nov

Steyning Society/Museum Dinner
Friday 15th December
The Steyning Centre
Tickets £27.50 available from the bookshop

Revealing Steyning's Social History

Our Graveyard Gossip 'app' gives an insight into Steyning's lively social history. You can find out about the lives of many former Steyning residents who lived in the area decades or hundreds of years ago. They include the World War II pilot who undertook secret missions, the smuggler, the suffragette and a soldier from Napoleonic times.  All you need is a smart phone to listen to the self-guided audio tour of St. Andrew's Parish Church graveyard - just a short distance from the museum.

There is an introductory video here.

The 'app' uses Echoes technology (see here) and the tour is suitable for all ages. There is no charge although donations will be welcome. A written transcript is available from the Museum.

St Andrew's church 1820

There has been a long-standing collaboration between Steyning Museum and the Friends of Steyning Parish Church. An audio tour to the church interior can be found here.




Homework and Project Help
For young students

We are always happy to help with
homework or historical projects.

Topics might range from Stone Age Steyning
through to the Second World War.

and Bank Holiday Mondays
For visitors

Steyning Museum is open Wednesday to Sunday and Bank Holiday Mondays from 10.00am right through to 4.00pm.

We hope you can come along. There is lots to see and do for all the family, including our children's corner with brass rubbing and mosaic tiles.

Steyning is always a lively place on a Saturday, especially on market day (the first Saturday of the month). Car parking near the museum is free and entrance to the museum is free too.

Museum Arch

Everyone has a story to tell . . .

Steyning Station

Do you live locally or have Steyning connections?
Help Steyning Museum to record our past.

Did you experience wartime in Steyning - the Land Army, the Home Guard, the British Resistance? Were you educated in Steyning and have memories of the Grammar School? Did you travel on the Horsham Flyer? Do you have information about the market, local farms or traders? Do you remember the Silver Jubilee celebrations and the carnival floats? Have you been involved with local sports clubs or any of the dozens of local clubs and societies? Did you spend your childhood in Steyning or were you an evacuee here?

There are a myriad of topics and tales to tell. We want to hear from you. Our interviews will be informal and hopefully enjoyable.

If you feel you may be able to help, please make contact.

Email to leave a message with your details and ideas. A member of our Oral History Team will then get in touch with you.

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31st October 2023