About the Museum

Rustington Museum is housed in a newly renovated thatched cottage in the heart of the village of Rustington. The museum tells the fascinating story of the village from prehistory right through to the present day. Exhibitions feature the many artists, musicians and writers that have visited or lived in Rustington in days gone by. There is also a landscaped community garden, complete with a water feature, exotic plants, flowers and seating area to relax in.


Winds of Change in a Sleepy Sussex Village

Throughout 2016 we will launch a series of ‘pop up’ exhibitions based around some of the stories in this recently-launched book.


Volunteer as a Steward

If you enjoy meeting the public, you're interested in Rustington and its wonderful (star studded) history, and you have a few hours to spare during the week and/or on a Saturday, then this could be the perfect opportunity for you!


Contact Us

Open 10am to 4pm
Tuesday to Saturday

01903 788478

Rustington Museum
76-78 The Street
West Sussex
BN16 3NR



Fishing Boats

Winds of Change

We also have a strong collection of local history items. This includes domestic items, memorabilia and souvenirs from the village of Rustington.

The museum collection is relevant to the Parish of Rustington from all periods of history right through to the present day.