Come And Discover Crawley Museum!
At Crawley Museum you can find out about the history of the town through objects and stories.
We have an active programme of events, temporary exhibitions and permanent collections which reflect various aspects of Crawley and the local area’s development.
The collections include objects from Crawley’s prehistory and iron age beginnings, its medieval settlement, the Victorian town, the 20th Century New Town development and contemporary objects, bringing our collections up to the present day. Items on permanent display include our 1903 Rex Forecar and a Bronze Age sword.
We celebrate Crawley’s communities throughout the museum and are always looking for new objects and stories for those that we are currently missing.
We have a temporary exhibition space where the displays change regularly and reflect the varied and rich community which makes Crawley its home.
Our museum is family friendly, with museum trails, activities around the museum and dressing up. Our learning space is nearly always open to the public.
Here you can discover objects and take part in art and craft activities.
We can also offer our meeting room and learning space for heir to meetings and local groups and you can find a wide selection of books and other merchandise available to purchase in our museum shop.
Our current temporary exhibition is “A Neat Clean Town: Writings about Crawley’s History.” runs until May 10th. This exhibition includes a writing competition – ‘Inspired by Crawley’s History’.
All entries should get inspiration from the history of Crawley and can be either factual or fictional – it’s up to you!
If you’re interested in entering check out our website or pop in a pick-up a form.