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This unique tribute to the days when the town was a small fishing village known as Brighthelmstone brings the history of Brighton's oldest industry alive. The center-piece is a full-size clinker-built fishing boat, built in Sussex following traditional methods used for many generations. Fishing Museum also features the history of the Skylark, the first pleasure boat ever to use the name, sounds of the sea and historic recordings and films of Brighton's past. A great insight into a bygone era and admission is free.
Find over half a million insects and animals, 50,000 fossils, minerals and rocks, 30,000 plants and 11,000 books and maps dating back over three centuries at the Booth Museum of Natural History. The creation of ornithologist Edward Booth, it houses his collection of British birds displayed in recreated natural settings, together with butterflies and beetles, fossil fish and dinosaur bones. A must for the whole family. There is a small shop selling books and small gifts.
Housed in an important Victorian villa, Hove Museum and Art Gallery contains a fine collection of 20th century paintings and drawings, decorative art and the South East Arts collection of contemporary craft. It also houses the Hove to Hollywood film collection and the Childhood Room packed with toys, dolls and other childhood memorabilia. There is an excellent cafe in the museum serving cakes and sandwiches for those overwhelmed by culture.
Take a historical trip when you visit the Worthing Museum and Art Gallery. This one of its kind museum is located in the heart of Worthing in West Sussex. Established in the 20th Century, the museum houses many rare items of costumes and textiles in the entire United Kingdom. One can also see archaeologically important exhibits, discovered from the regions nestling between the rivers of Adur and Arun, ranging from artifacts to coins.