Museum temporary closure

This morning the trustees have made the difficult decision, that in line with the government advice, we are closing the Crawley Museum and Ifield Watermill until further notice.

In the meantime we will be posting on our social media and website.

Please all stay safe and we hope to see you all when we are able to reopen.

Azad Kashmir exhibition January 2020

Exhibition space with Kashmiri cushions and board game in centre

We are delighted to be hosting an exhibition by Parveen Khan and members of the Crawley Kashmiri community on the history, traditions and culture of Azad Kashmir.

The exhibition will run from Wednesday 8th January until Sunday 26th January.
(Museum opening times: Wednesday to Saturday 10.30-4pm, Sundays 2-4.30pm)

The exhibition launch event will take place at the museum on Saturday 11th January 2020 from 12 noon to 2pm.
Come see traditional artefacts, paintings, photos and clothing while enjoying the taste of fresh Kashmiri food and tea.

Crawley Museums AGM


Tuesday 24th September 2019 – 7.30 p.m. at Crawley Museum.

All welcome.

After the business meeting, there will be refreshments followed by a talk by Holly Parsons, Curator.

Migration Exhibiton – September/October 2019

People waiting to cut the ribbon to open the migration exhibition

Our new temporary exhibition on migration is now up. Created by Crawley Campaign against Racism and Diverse Crawley, it runs until the 27th October 2019. Free entry, but donations always welcomed! Open Wednesday to Saturday from 10.30 to 4pm and Sundays from 2pm to 4.30

Industry Exhibition August 2019

Desks with typewriter and comptometer, with photographs of people working in factories.

Our current exhibition in our link gallery runs until 1st September 2019.
It is about Industry in Crawley.
It includes maps and photographs of Manor Royal, as well as objects form APV, MEL and Redifon, along with some items form pre New Town Crawley.

In the hands on area you can try your hand at using an old typewriter and a comptometer.

Inspired By Crawley Museum – Writing Competition (April 2019)

“Inspired by Crawley Museum”
Creative Writing Competition

As part of an exhibition in March and April 2019 we want to fill our temporary exhibition gallery with creative writing inspired by the museum.

Entries will be displayed in Crawley Museum during our March and April exhibition “Words, Words, Words: Writing in Crawley, Then and Now.”

We will award small prizes donated by local businesses and groups.

All entries should be inspired in some way by Crawley Museum.

There are 3 categories:
Short story – maximum of 1000 words
Micro story – maximum of 100 words
Poem – maximum of 30 lines

There are 3 age groups – 0 to 10, 11 -18, over 18

Entries can be in any language, but if you’re submitting in a language other than English please provide an English translation.

All entries should be typed or clearly handwritten.

Entries should be accompanied by an entry form and sent by email to: with the words ‘Writing Competition’ in the subject header or by post to:

Writing Competition
Crawley Museum
The Tree
103 High Street
RH10 1DD

Closing date: Fri 22nd March 2019

We’re looking forward to reading your entries!

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