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 10.30 am to 4.30 pm, Tuesday to Saturday, May to October.

Admission: Adult: £2.50. Child: £1.

SAS members: Free.

English Heritage members: 50% reduction.

A reduced price for groups of 10 or more is available, please contact Marlipins Museum for more details.

Our sites are open to all, but anyone under the age of 16 needs to be accompanied by an adult, unless agreed in advance with our staff.

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

Tel: 01273 462994, email.