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Let The Light In

Let the Light In

Our plans

We want to share our groundbreaking project for Worthing Museum and Art Gallery, which will see it transformed into a stunning destination for our community and visitors on a regional scale, right here on your doorstep.

To achieve this aspirational vision, we teamed up with award-winning architects Allies and Morrison to create the initial masterplan, an engaging development for our Grade II Listed Edwardian building entitled Let the Light In.

Let the Light In

What will change

The project will focus on taking the building back to its original glory, stripping out the plasterboard panels and fake ceilings that were added in the 60s and 70s and opening up the windows and roof lights that are currently boarded up. This will open up the entire building into a seamless bright spacious series of galleries to showcase the fantastic collections as well as significantly expanding education and research facilities.

The historic nature of the 110 year old structure, combined with many unsympathetic changes over the years means that currently just 50% of our museum is accessible to our community and only 5% of the collection is on display. By stripping back our building to its Edwardian roots, our aim is to give more room to display the museum’s collection in interactive and exciting ways. Additionally our educational space will be increased to support even more visits from local schools and importantly we are considering our long term resilience, with the plans including a new café and a larger museum shop.

How can I get involved and find out more?

We are keen to ensure you have lots of opportunities to engage with the project, provide us with invaluable feedback and follow us on this journey as we work to change the museum into something truly magnificent.

You can do this in a number of ways.

  • You can provide feedback via our online survey (coming soon)
  • You can join our mailing list to hear more about the Let the Light In Project as it evolves, along with updates on events, feedback opportunities and more.

Join us for a site tour

Wednesday 2nd November · 2pm
Thursday 24th November · 6.30pm

Be guided by one of the expert team at the museum through our plans to Let the Light In, with an opportunity to ask questions and learn more over refreshments.

Be guided by one of the expert team at the museum through our plans to Let the Light In, with an opportunity to ask questions and learn more over refreshments.