WORTHING MUSEUM AND ART GALLERY
Worthing, Chapel Rd, Worthing BN11 1HP
Worthing Museum and Art Gallery is in the centre of Worthing near the grade II* listed St Paul's. The building, which celebrated its centenary in 2008, was originally designed to house the town's library as well as the museum, the library section being funded by Andrew Carnegie. It is the largest museum in West Sussex.
Worthing Museum and Art Gallery has one of the largest costume and textile collections in the UK. The 19th century and 20th century galleries display just a tiny fraction of the museum's contents. The current display in the 19th century gallery looks at the changing shape of women during the century. The 20th century gallery concentrates on women's fashions including pictures of local residents through the ages. There is also a small menswear display.