Bognor Regis Museum
History, tourist information, and nearby accommodation
There are displays recreating local shops, like an ironmongers and chemists, and a collection of wireless radio communications, given to the museum by a former curator with a passion for old radios.
The museum looks at the early history of Bognor, from the time when Sir Richard Hotham established a seaside resort here. The museum boasts a scale model of Sir Richard's home, Hotham Park House.
Another scale model depicts the Esplanade Theatre, which stood just a short distance down the road from the Museum.
Learn about local characters like Mary Wheatland, Bognor's 'Bathing lady', who operated a Bathing Machine on Bognor Regis beach.
The Museum boasts an extensive set of local archives in the Research Room, including a wealth of old photographs and documents. The museum is generally open April to October, and on Bank Holiday Mondays, but check the website for official hours.
About Bognor Regis Museum
Address: 25 - 27 West Street, Bognor Regis, West Sussex, England, PO21 1XA
Attraction Type: Museum
Location: Located 6 miles south west of Arundel, on the A259
Website: Bognor Regis Museum
Photo Credit: Andrew Auger, licensed for reuse under the Creative Commons Licence
NEARBY HISTORIC ATTRACTIONS
Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest
Church Norton, St Wilfrid's Church - 3.2 miles (Historic Church)
Tangmere Military Aviation Museum - 4.8 miles (Museum)
Pagham Harbour Local Nature Reserve - 4.9 miles (Countryside)
Boxgrove Priory - 5.6 miles (Abbey)
Chichester, St John the Evangelist - 5.6 miles (Historic Church)
Pallant House Gallery - 5.7 miles (Museum)
Chichester Cathedral - 5.8 miles (Cathedral)
Tortington, St Mary Magdalene - 5.8 miles (Historic Church)
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