Caen stone and flint facade of Marlipins Museum

Marlipins Museum

The striking chequerboard flint and Caen limestone facade is part of one of the oldest Norman buildings in Sussex.


The museum tells the story of Shoreham’s maritime and local history from prehistoric to medieval times.

Two unexpected local industries, illustrated by the museum’s collection of historic photographs, are Shoreham airport and Shoreham Beach film industry. Once the centre of the UK’s silent movie industry, the film companies set up here in 1914, drawn by the special quality of the light.

Plan your visit: Families, Practicalities

Open: from 10.30am to 4.30pm, Tuesday to Saturday, May to October.

Admission: Adult £2.50, child £1, concessions £2.00
A reduced price for groups of 10 or more is available, please contact Marlipins Museum for more details.

Gift Aid: Are you able to Gift Aid your admission?  If you are a UK tax payer then we can convert your admission to a donation.You pay no more and Sussex Past can recover 25% of your donation from the Government.  In return, you will receive a ticket giving you 25% off the admission price, on any returning visits to Marlipins Museum, valid for 1 year.

Contact: Marlipins Museum, High Street, Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex, BN43 5DA

Tel: 01273 462994, email.