Worthing Museum & Art Gallery



Hi, hope you are all well, so I have been busy visiting worthing museum, which at first I will admit I wasn’t going to release it just yet as I have only just released the post about Arundel museum and thought It might be too much.

But I learnt quickly they offer completely different things, so decided that I would release this today.

I hope this is ok.

So worthing museum is based just before you hit the town in worthing near the council building and post office.

I have to say parking can be a little tricky if you haven’t been there before but there is road parking if you have a blue badge, which is what we did, luckily it wasn't to busy and we got quite close to the museum and there are disabled parking spaces outside the library on Richmond road. The nearest public parking is in Union place, just 5 minutes’ walk away. Also, there is parking in the Civic car park area off state Abbott road.

I went with my mum to the museum and it was a little chilly but once we got in to the museum it was lovely and warm and the team at the front desk where really friendly and helpful. As soon as we got there the first thing I needed was the toilet as I have a weak bladder and the cold just goes through me that's when I learnt that you needed a RADAR KEY, which they have if you don't have one.

The Museum is a large building with steps and a ramp leading to the entrance. They have automatic doors when entering (which is brilliant, as I have to say I don’t know about you but I personally struggle with opening doors sometimes more so if they are heavy).

When entering the building there is an information desk in the centre, the museum is based down stairs so easily accessible for all mobility types. It’s wide enough to get a wheel chair around as well, I would even say there would be enough room to get a standard size mobility scooter around their as well.

The Museum is fully wheelchair accessible. Their are exhibitions displays and an education room on the ground floor of the building and the upstairs exhibitions and displays are easily accessible via the lift. There are also wheelchairs to borrow if you would like to on request.

There is a toilet at the Museum it’s on the lower ground floor with baby changing facilities and ground floor disabled access with baby changing facilities.

You just need to ask at the information desk for the key if you don’t have one as it is a RADAR KEY.

Worthing museum welcomes guide and hearing dogs only to the Museum (on there website it reads as above but I did talk to the people there and you are allowed guide and hearing dogs in the Art Gallery I just felt I should confirm this as when I read it I wasn’t completely sure).

Also, they have hearing loops which are available in the activity rooms and shop.

There is seating pretty much throughout the museum.

They seem to have a lot to see and do there and they have activity's for the children to do as well, one of the the activity's is they have to find the hidden mice as they go around the museum which is fun ( at 34 I am still a big kid and yes i found all the mice!) They also have drawing and dress up which I thought was good too ( and no before you ask i did'nt take part in these).

They also hold different events which you would have to check their website to see when they are on, but they have the following:-

*Exhibitions

*Special Events

*Talks

*Walks

*Workshops

They also do school trips and group trips.

Once you come to the end of visiting the museum there is a lovely little gift shop which has some amazing and fun things to offer so I would look in there and it isn’t too expensive either!

Information

Opening Times

Tuesday – Saturday 10am – 5pm

Contact number (01903) 221448

Address- Worthing Museum and Art Gallery

Chapel Road

Worthing

West Sussex

BN11 1HP

Admission into Worthing Museum and Art Gallery is Free, some exhibitions and events carry a separate charge.

Thank you for reading, I hope that you have enjoyed reading about Worthing Museum and Art Gallery please feel free to leave a comment!



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