Eastbourne Heritage Centre

4.8/5 based on 36 reviews
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Popped into this museum on a whim. Small, but informative. On three floors. The lower floor has a video on the history of Eastbourne, which is very interesting if you know a little about Eastbourne. Only open weekends.
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Show's how Eastbourne changed over the years interesting
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what a great place the staff have great knowledge about the ate and history well worth the visit 👍👍👍👍
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This heritage centre is located in a lovely and historic building next to Devonshire Park. There are exhibition cases and a cinema showing a number of programmes on a loop that lasts about 2.5 hours. The exhibition cases cover the development of the town and some of the key buildings, tennis, the war, railways..... Allow about 45 minutes to an hour for the exhibits and then as much time as you like for the cinema. The great thing is that your ticket is valid for 28 days so you can split the experience over a number of visits.
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Good
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Very interesting information about the town beautifully presented with a changing display about a feature of Eastbourne, currently the history of the town's railway. Well worth a visit and you get a free return visit within 28 days.
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Excellent. Friendly and very helpful staff. Film cinema provided the background and feel of Eastbourne. Interesting exhibits elsewhere. Interesting historic building.
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Although the museum is very small (the exhibitions can easily be viewed in the space of half an hour), there is a cinema room in the basement, showing videos and documentaries about Eastbourne which is where I spent the majoity of my time during my recent visit. The volunteers are very friendly too.
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I came to the Eastbourne Heritage Centre as i heard they had a new exhibition on about the railways .The musuem was very intresting . The Exhibit i had come to see wasnt as big as I was expecting but it was very intresting and I learnt lots about the history of Eastbourne . The staff were polite and the admission was very reasonably priced . Would come back and would recommend it if you can fit it in your schedule as it isnt always open .
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we enjoyed a short visit to the museum with a first class video showing all the old streets and how they were developed into the shopping centre. Staff very helpful and enthusiastic
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The Heritage Centre was recommended to me by a friend. Two very friendly and helpful ladies welcomed us and were pleased to be told that our admission ticket would enable us to return for a further visit within 28 days. In the ground floor room is a model of Eastbourne before it was a seaside resourt. Apparently, it is a purpose built resort design and built by the 7th Earl of Cavendish. The building offers lots of information about the area and the many photos and models give the displays more meaning
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This little building with a reasonable entry price has so much information within its displays.
There is a little cinema in the basement and a few floors of exhibits and a little shop with cards and prints at the entrance. Guy who was on the desk was so knowledgeable and enthusiastic.
This is such a good place to learn about local history. I recommend visiting here.
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I visited the heritage centre yesterday with my partner who grew up in Eastbourne and I wanted to learn more about the place I now live in and we both really enjoyed our afternoon there!
I especially liked the cinema in the basement showing the heritage talk from the underground theatre, which was on for an hour!
I’ll be using my reentry to watch the rest of the cinema bits they had on I just ran out of time yesterday!
It’s only open in the winter on Saturdays 10-4 but I suspect this is enough as I don’t think it’s used a lot by many people, this would be such a shame if this closed. So I’ll be genuinely recommending this place to everyone I speak to!
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Very interesting and lovely, knowledgeable member of staff
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Went to the launch of Care for the Carers carers words carers lives lovely venue
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FIVE GOLD STARS...! A first rate afternoon visit if your in Eastbourne. Don't miss it..!
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Very informative!
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Well worth a visit, well presented and helpful staff, free admission too
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Nice place
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Good place
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Interesting history of Eastbourne. We especially enjoyed the old films of the area which are shown in the cinema in the basement of this building. Check opening hours before visiting because it's not open every day but once you have your ticket, it's valid for 28 days.
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Very interesting exhibition on at the moment called, Eastbourne in sickness and in health. It's all about the history of Eastbourne going back to 1869 and the towns first convalescent Hospital, All Saints. Queen Victoria's daughter, Princes Alice, stayed at Compton Place to recuperate in 1878 and a memorial Hospital was built in her honour; and WW1 soldiers converlesced at Summerdown camp. These are just a few interesting facts in the exibition. There is a film show downstairs in the cinema which shows old local films from 60's and 70's. It took us about an hour just to look at every thing on the groun floor. We plan to go back another time to look at the exibits on the toop floor, which i'm sure will be just as interesting. Admission charges; Adult £3, Child £1and seniors/students £2.50 well worth the money essecially as includes one free re-entry with in 28 days.
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So many people walk by this wonderful centre. Full of history and interesting stuff! Just sorry it isn't open more days, but it's probably run by volunteers, so can understand why.
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When I paid my £3 I was given a ticket valid for a month which is unusual and struck me as odd as this is only a small museum. There are excellent exhits on the history and growth of Eastbourne as a town and holiday destination. There is a section on the NHS which I thought was given rather too much emphasis. What I did not realize and the reason for the long validity of the ticket is the cinema in the basement which runs a loop of programs about Eastbourne that runs to nearly 3 hours! The 10 minutes I watched was very interesting but I had to make a move.
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Pleasant staff
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