Archaeology Talks 2019: The Defence of Sussex in WWII

Sussex was on the frontline in 1940 – if the RAF had failed and the Wehrmacht had invaded the area would have been of major strategic importance to both sides. We will look at the defences themselves – pillboxes, anti-tank ditches and heavy guns sited on the Downs, as well as covering the aerial battles above Worthing and the Sussex coast. There will be a large selection of objects from the time for handling after this talk, including a rare Luftwaffe spy plane aerial photograph of Worthing!

Autumn lecture programme

This year sees the return of our popular autumn lecture programme at Worthing Museum & Art Gallery. This year we’ll be covering a huge swathe of the history of Worthing and Sussex, starting with the early hominids who called this land home some 480,000 years ago, all the way through to the trials of World War II.

Talks are £7.50/person, which includes a glass of wine (plus tea/coffee) and the opportunity to handle genuine artefacts from our collections after each lecture. If you book all 8 talks then you get 2 free! Talks start at 18:30 and with the object handling session usually finish around 20:30. Suitable for ages 16+.