Britain’s smallest museum opens in Midhurst

C111923-1 Mid Museum  phot kate''Local historian David Rudwick, right, and Peter Nightingale, museum group chairman, in the smallest museum in Britain in Knocikhundred Row in Midhurst.C111923-1
C111923-1 Mid Museum phot kate''Local historian David Rudwick, right, and Peter Nightingale, museum group chairman, in the smallest museum in Britain in Knocikhundred Row in Midhurst.C111923-1

A lifetime ambition was realised for Midhurst brothers Tim and Dave Rudwick when they opened a museum in the town.

What may turn out to be Britain’s smallest museum has been set up in the Knockhundred Market and had its official opening at Midhurst’s Christmas street party.

“We are on the brink of a life-time ambition,” said Dave Rudwick, “and although it’s quite small, it is a start – a museum in a nut shell and from little acorns, mighty oak trees grow!”

He said the new museum was also a story of ‘what goes around comes around’.

“The Knockhundred Market used to be a garage which was run by our grandfather Harold and our great uncle Percy and they had a taxi business there.”

He paid tribute to chairman of the museum group Peter Nightingale who had worked hard to find a home for the many documents and artefacts collected by the brothers over more than 40 years.

Full story in the Midhurst and Petworth Observer, December 8