Ranging from pre-history to present day, The Story of Eastbourne is told through the eyes of past ancestors, starting with the Iron Age lady and child, discovered during excavations in Kings Drive just a couple of years ago, and the world renowned Beachy Head woman.
The town's story is actually far older than most people imagine – in fact, did you know that ancient elephants once grazed through Terminus Road in Eastbourne?
From an ancient elephant’s tooth unearthed in Eastbourne to a piece of real Roman floor, some of the Heritage team’s vast collection of artefacts is on display, along with interactive exhibits, child-friendly activities and significant past discoveries, all of which tell the story of human settlement in the area.
Although the exhibition will convey 150,000 of history, it will just scratch the surface of the town’s unique story, providing a taster of what may be to come.
The Story of Eastbourne is free and open from 10-5, six days a week from Tuesday to Sunday, and daily in school holidays. During term time, Mondays will welcome pre-booked groups and school visits, with additional workshop space nearby.
What a great experience for residents and visitors alike. The displays, artefacts and videos were both informative and interesting. Great to see children involved with their quiz sheets too. I would highly...