Research Trips

Please note – the Reading Room is currently being used as a screening room, visitors are invited to use the open access resources which are currently located in The Parlour, next door to the Reading Room.

We welcome researchers and browsers to the dedicated research space in the museum – the Reading Room.

The Reading Room looks out to the churchyard of St Margaret’s Church in Ditchling. Many of the artists that you can read about in this room are buried there, including Joseph Cribb, Edward Johnston and Hilary Pepler. There are also examples of cut lettering of Joseph Cribb and Eric Gill.

In this quiet space visitors are invited to find out more about the artists and craftspeople whose work we have in the collection through the books on open access.

Many of the books have been generously gifted by individuals who have supported the museum over many years.

Research visits

The books in the Reading Room represent a small selection of our research resources. We also have more artists’ biographies and monographs, journals, rare and private press books and correspondence as well as objects from the collection.

Access to all these resources can be arranged through a research visit. To arrange this please email or call (01273) 844744.