Horsham is an historic market town which has seen much development in recent years. Attractive parts of the old town remain, including pedestrianised cobbled streets of the Carfax and The Causeway which leads to the Church. Horsham Bus Station is ¾ mile from the Rail Station. Horsham is pronounced 'Haw-shum'.
The nearby Leonardslee Gardens reopen to the public on 6 April 2019, see below for details.
TI Horsham Museum. Tel. 01403 211661.
The 16th century half-timbered building contains more than 20 galleries covering the history of Horsham
and the local area. Exhibits include dinosaur bones, Victorian costumes and works by the locally born poet,
Shelley. Walled garden. Exhibitions programme. Tel. 01403 254959. Admission free.
Open M-S 1000-1700. Closed BH.
The 92 acre reserve includes a millpond, marshes, grassland, reedbeds and woodland.
Nature trail, boardwalks and two bird hides. Visitor Centre with displays and information.
Café. Events programme. Tel. 01403 256890.
Open Daily 1000-1800 (1700 Nov-Feb).
Landscaped woodland gardens with lakes and beautiful spring displays of rhododendrons, azaleas, camelias,
magnolias and bluebells. Other features include wallabies, wildfowl on the lakes and a Doll's House Exhibition.
Restaurant and Tearooms. Tel. 01403 220345.
Please note that only cards (not cash) can be used for payment at the Gardens.
Open Reopening to the public from 6 April 2019: Daily 0900-1800 (1600 in Winter).
Bus 17 from opposite Rail Station (also Bus Station and Carfax) to entrance, a few minutes after Mannings Heath. M-S ½-hourly, about 30 minutes journey but only 15 minutes from Bus Station and Carfax (½ mile from Rail Station). From the Rail Station the bus follows a one-way loop via the Hospital to the Bus Station and Carfax, the return journey to the Rail Station is only 14 minutes. Operated by Stagecoach.