Our current exhibition

Until 27 November 2021

This October and November we are proud to be hosting the annual exhibition by Diverse Crawley and Crawley Campaign Against Racism.

In October the Diverse Crawley part of the exhibition will focus on Black History Month:
* From Slavery to Royalty
* Windrush Scandal Update
* Black Lives Matter Update
* Chagossian Islands History

The Crawley Campaign Against Racism part of the exhibition will be on “The Changing Face of Crawley”

Changes happen , especially around a Pandemic .
Some we can deal with, adapting or resisting, some we welcome .

Writing, Art work and Photography explores:

* Diverse memories in Crawley
* Diorama
* Crawley’s Natural World
* Crawley Faiths’ Religious Icons
* Public Art – Hidden in Plain Sight

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art society

5 August 2021 - 25 September 2021

This August and September we are pleased to be hosting an exhibition of paintings by members of Crawley Art Society.

Most of the paintings are for sale.


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3 June 2021 - 31 July 2021

Crawley’s Collections Revealed  was a 18 month project funded by Arts Council England. We worked with volunteers and community members to look at and talk about our collections. We want our collection to reflect the diversity of the history of Crawley, and this project and exhibition is about people working together to achieve that.


As part of the project, a group of volunteers worked together to go through the museum’s object collection to make sure that everything was relevant to Crawley. Some items were removed from the collection and dispersed elsewhere. Some objects went to the museums education collection, some to other museums or other organisations and some had to be destroyed for safety reasons.


We also worked with members of the local community to label objects from our collections, and to decide what should be added to our collection.


To start with all of these sessions were taking place in person but then Covid-19 happened and our activities moved online.


The content of this exhibition is largely written by project volunteers and some of the people who took part in the community workshops.


If government restrictions allow, we will be creating a physical version of this exhibition which will be in Crawley Museum from 3rd June to 31st July 2021.


Thank you to everyone who was part of this project!


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music exhibition landscape 1 - Featured Image

4 November 2020 - 29 May 2021

Music has always been an important part of life in Crawley. In this exhibition we explore some of the music in Crawley that is within living memory.

This would not have been possible without the generosity of the people who have shared their memories and photographs and who have loaned us objects.

If you would like to share your memories of music in Crawley with us then please get in touch!

The exhibition is free but as an independent museum we’d really love it if you’re able to make a donation – thanks!

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