10.30 am - 1.00 pm 2.00 pm - 4.30 pm Tuesday to Saturdays
Sundays closed ? Closed all day Mondays
Entrance fee = £3.00.
Run by the Sussex Archaeological Society
Staffed by volunteers of the Shoreham Society
As the Museum is staffed by
volunteers it is recommended that you ring if making a long journey.
Interior design , especially of the upper
floor where the Maritime paintings have sensibly been included resembles
the wooden deck of a boat (just about).
Model showing the interior
Geological models, Flint fossils, Memorabilia of Shoreham's history,
Paintings (including Brook Harrison) (top floor), with wooden flooring like the deck of a boat.
Variable Exhibitions in rear annex.
Link to the History of Shoreham page
Origin of the name 'Marlipins': to be discerned. Please enquire for more information.
History of the Marlipins
The initial estimate of the date of the building is estimated to be the late 13th/early 14th century for most of the building. It status as the oldest secular building in Britain is based not on its oldest component part but the oldest complete building.
1346 The deeds show the Marlipins building (now a Museum) sold by Stephen Must. It is described as a stone corner tenement called 'Malduppine' situated in the Otmarcat .....
1489 Procession Street is described on the south of the Malapynnys. the building is described as a certain cellar ..... chamber or loft above the cellar built and sold to a merchant of Suthampton.
1703 Current spelling of Marlipins seems to have been first recorded.
1928 Marlipins was announced as a Museum, the property acquired by the Sussex Archaeological Trust formed for this purpose.
The Marlipins was purchased by a the Sussex Archaeological Trust in 1925, which was a trust separate but connected with the Sussex Archaeological Society.
was in a bad state of repair and the renovation was made with local contributions
towards the specially formed Sussex Archaeological Trust. It was opened
as a museum in 1928.
More historic information can be found in the Official Guide, 16th edition.