Date(s) - 07/07/2018 - 24/11/2018

 

Worthing Museum & Art Gallery, Chapel Road, Worthing

Saturday July 7-Saturday November 24, Tuesdays-Saturdays 10am-5pm

A touring exhibition of curiosities from Leasingstede Museum, an eccentric West Country folk museum, comes to Worthing. As well as artefacts and stories relating to Worthing and the surrounding countryside including the strange fossils found beside Worthing pier and the unusual tale of the town’s affable smuggler Norman “Figgy” Nottrowe, the curators will be bringing apparently prehistoric, Roman and Saxon finds, and unfamiliar rural tools such as a daub wattler, a nettle prod and a leaf rustler. Jane Williams, the creator of Leasingstede Museum, says, “Rare and valuable museum exhibits often don’t look particularly exciting – chunks of old pots, bits of metal, dusty lumps of wood and stone. But at Leasingstede, the curators make a virtue out of their collection’s lack of historical truth and enjoy their freedom to acquire whatever they feel like displaying.”  

Phone 01903 221448 or visit worthingmuseum.co.uk.