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Exhibition: In Their Shoes - Tales Of Life During Lockdown

Museum & Art Gallery

All day (during open hours)

FREE

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A celebration of our local community during the Covid pandemic

Like other museums and public buildings, Worthing Museum & Art Gallery closed its doors in March 2020. Work on exhibitions and research was abruptly halted as curatorial staff were furloughed. As the pathway to reopening was announced work slowly resumed at the museum. To celebrate the reopening of the building and to welcome visitors back we have put together a programme of exciting new exhibitions - one year on - May 2021.

In Their Shoes is a celebration of our local community during the Covid pandemic. The combination of portraits, narrative accounts and a poignant soundscape, captures the experiences of 14 individuals and groups to tell their lockdown stories.

Professionals from the teaching and construction industries, key and front line workers; including refuse operatives, a supermarket cashier and Intensive Care nurses give accounts of not stopping - rather working in extreme and testing conditions during a time of international crisis.

The pantomime Dame who wasn't able to perform, a chef who made meals for charity in the kitchen of a disused restaurant, school children and a clinically vulnerable person - unable to leave her home at all, recount the toll the pandemic has taken on them personally and professionally. Others tell of the joy of engaging with nature for their mental wellbeing, walking on the South Downs or swimming in the sea.

These stories have been brought together by local photographer Anja Poehlmann, sound artist Adam Moffatt-Seaman and Worthing Museum Engagement Officer, Vicki Wells, to capture this unique episode in our shared contemporary history.

Please Note This exhibition is free but donations are gladly welcomed. No need to book, just turn up.

Museum Opening Times
From Sat 22 May
Saturdays: 10am - 5pm
Thursdays: 10am - 8pm

From Thur 24 June
Thursdays: 10am - 8pm
Fridays: 10am - 5pm
Saturdays: 10am - 5pm
Sundays: 11am - 4pm

Open Times

From Sat 22nd May until Sat 28th AugustFREE

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Open Hours

From Sat 22 May,

Saturdays: 10am - 5pm

Thursdays: 10am - 8pm

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Worthing Museum & Art Gallery, Chapel Road, Worthing, West Sussex, BN11 1HP

Nearby

We are opposite Worthing Royal Mail Delivery Office, on the corner between Worthing Library and Worthing Town Hall.

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Public Transport

Worthing Museum & Art Gallery, Chapel Road, Worthing, West Sussex, BN11 1HP

Nearest Train Station

Worthing (WRH) station is 9 minutes walk away (0.4 miles). You can book train tickets and find access information on the National Rail website.

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Nearest Bus Stops

South Street (Stops J, K, L and M), Worthing, BN11 3AW are 5 minutes walk away (0.3 miles). For bus times and tickets please visit the Stagecoach website or call Travelline.

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Car

Worthing Museum & Art Gallery, Chapel Road, Worthing, West Sussex, BN11 1HP

Nearest Car Parks

Worthing NCP Car Park (BN11 1LG) is 3 minutes walk away (0.2 miles). As a guide - up to 3 hours approx. £3.80

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Worthing High Street Multi-storey Car Park (BN11 1NY), above the Guildbourne Centre, is 6 minutes walk away (0.3 miles). As a guide - up to 3 hours approx. £3.60, or Sunday rate approx. £3 for the whole day.

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Coach / Taxi

Worthing Museum & Art Gallery, Chapel Road, Worthing, West Sussex, BN11 1HP

Drop Off / Pick Up

We do not have a dedicated coach parking space, however there is a bus stop outside the museum which taxis could use as a drop off point. If you have access requirements or would like to book our Assembly Hall coach space, please contact us.

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Nearest Coach Park

The Lido, Marine Parade, Worthing, BN11 3QJ is 8 minutes walk away (0.4 miles). There are numerous coach parking spaces along Marine Parade.

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Worthing Museum & Art Gallery, Chapel Road, Worthing, West Sussex, BN11 1HP

Bicycle Parking

Traditional bike stands are available just outside the venue. These are uncovered and unmonitored - left at owners risk.

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Access

All WTM venues have step free access. Allocated wheelchair user spaces and assistance dog spaces are available at most events, these must be booked via WTM Box Office for events within an auditorium. Hearing Assistance is available in all of our venues using an Infrared system. Audio description is available for most films. These services are available free of charge, please enquire on arrival at the venue. For more information or to discuss your access requirements before your visit, please visit our access page.