Andrew Woodfield, Exhibitions Curator and Cinema Exhibit

New Exhibitions at Steyning Museum

Two new special exhibitions can currently be seen in Steyning Museum:  ‘Dearly Beloved’ and ‘Steyning on Film’.

Julian Buttery examines a late 18th Century Book of Common PrayerWhat a contrast in subjects, but what a great illustration of the variety of Steyning’s history.  ‘Dearly Beloved’ looks at our local places of worship and includes exhibits from our permanent collection, such as a Vamping Horn, decorative stonework from Steyning Church and a Methodist Communion vessel.  Also displayed are artefacts of devotion and scale models of Upper Beeding Baptist Church.  Members of the exhibition team have visited some of the places of worship to create stunning new colour images.

‘Steyning On Film’  – did you know that some cinema and television films were made in the Steyning area?  From the silent 1913 ‘King Charles’ to the 1980 ‘Day of the Triffids’, the exhibition explores the various films and stories of some of the individuals and stars involved.

The exhibition also documents the use of early sound and colour in films.  A very early colour film studio was not far  away – and an early sound film was made in Bramber.  And Shoreham Beach, with its gift of clear and beautiful sunlight, had a film studio! Cinema Poster 1940s, Gert and Daisy


Both exhibitions are on display until 11th September 2019.

For further information on opening times and contact details,   visit the website –






Posted in 2019, News.

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