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“Spooky Crafts ”

Worthing Museum and Art Gallery
Ranked #3 of 41 things to do in Worthing
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: If you have a passion for the very best in Regency and Victorian fashion, want to be inspired by artists such as Stanley Spencer, William Holman-Hunt and Philip Jackson, or are looking to discover why Worthing residents take such quiet pride in 55,000 years of their achievements, then Worthing Museum and Art Gallery is the place to visit. A variety of events throughout the year link to many of the exhibitions. The Museum Team also offer curator-led talks, object handling workshops, and educational visits (including dressing up days). The elegant Edwardian building also houses a shop, has disabled access and toilets and free entry. Opening hours: Tues - Sat 10am - 5pm
Reviewed 8 December 2017 via mobile

My children and I spent a lovely day sticking, cutting and creating loads of spooky creations this Halloween at Worthing museum. Staff were super friendly and supportive of my children's creativity and supplies of crafty bits and bobs were never ending. For the small charge, my children were allowed to make as much as they liked using materials provided and left smiling and talking about the next time we can go do crafts at the museum!

Thank Faerie S
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Stephen S, Marketing Officer at Worthing Museum and Art Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 23 February 2018

Hi Fearie,
It's lovely hearing you and your children and a great time at one of our Halloween workshops. We're always looking for more ways to engage with a wider audience, with a children and teenagers of course being a part of that audience. We hope to see you all again at another upcoming workshop, possibly one of our Easter events.

Regards,
Stephen

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Reviewed 7 December 2017

Quaint, not fab, but still nice and interesting. Sadly the place needs smartening up, particularly the front. The few members of staff are cheerful and interested in their job,which helps. There are some pieces that stand out. The portrait of the actres Dorothy Primrose by Wien is outstanding.liked my visit, but would have liked more effort made for children of a cheerful nature. Something for them to remember. It is great that Worthing keep it open, but needs to be more inviting.

Thank papaglowing2
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Stephen S, Marketing Officer at Worthing Museum and Art Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 23 February 2018

Hello,
Thank you for your review. I'm sorry to hear you had a somewhat mixed impression of your visit. We always wherever possible trying to make our exhibitions and events as inclusive and interesting to the widest audience. Whilst some of our exhibitions may not always be directly tailored towards a younger audience we do offer a range of half-term and weekend workshops and other activities for children and teenagers throughout the year. Regardless, thank you again for your thought and constructive criticism and this will be passed onto our curatorial and directorial teams for consideration when planning future events and exhibitions.

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Stephen

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Reviewed 4 December 2017

A walk back through history, like watching a period drama like the brontes or Tess. I don't know how the museum preserves so well the costumes in the cabinets. The costume trail is found in various locations on a map (I managed to find one in a coffee shop and one in the Connault), beautiful gowns. I loved the exhibition they've got on now displaying vintage fans. Some are displayed with their original boxes. The best ones to see, in my opinion are the ivory handled ones , the children's fans, and the oriental ones. A nice quiet hours spent again in Sunny Worthing, 2017.

Thank annette h
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Stephen S, Marketing Officer at Worthing Museum and Art Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 23 February 2018

Hello Annette,
It's great hearing you enjoyed taking a look at our costume collection and visited some of our pieces that are on the Costume Trail. The glass cabinets for the costume trail use custom created glass, designed to help block UV rays or any other external factors that could damage the costumes. It's also wonderfully hearing you enjoyed our fans exhibition. These along with the costumes on the trail are part of extensive and unique collection, which is one of the country's biggest costume collections.
We look forwards to hopefully seeing you again soon on another visit to the museum.

Best regards,
Stephen

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Reviewed 24 October 2017

We went in to escape the weather but became wholly engrossed as gallery after gallery revealed a plethora of fascinating and surprising exhibits-don't miss this when you visit Worthing

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Stephen S, Marketing Officer at Worthing Museum and Art Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 23 February 2018

Hello Brian and Pat,
Thank you both for your review. We're glad to hear you enjoyed the exhibitions on show in our gallery. We have an outstanding permanent collection of artwork as well as vibrant and varied works from countless artists throughout the year, so hopefully you will find something equally as exciting on your next visit.
If you want to keep up to date with our exhibition and events lineup you can always pick up a copy of our What's On Guide or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

Best regards,
Stephen

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Reviewed 17 October 2017 via mobile

A really great place. Very interesting, variety of displays and good commentary. Get a feel for local history, covers social, artistic and political life really well

Thank Jeanette B
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Stephen S, Marketing Officer at Worthing Museum and Art Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 23 February 2018

Hello Jeanette,
Thank you for leaving your kind review. It's always great to hear of people's pleasant visits to the museum and that visitor's leave feeling they have learnt something new and have been able to engage with our exhibitions or events. We look forwards to seeing you again on another visit.
Best regards,
Stephen

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