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.
A great place to learn about the past of Eastbourne as well as recording anecdotes if you have your own interesting story of Eastbourne.
The selfie corner is a nice interactive area where you can try on...
This is a great little museum charting the history of Eastbourne. It has a small exhibition of Beachy Head Woman/Lady (look it up!) - and interesting artifacts and historical facts to keep you happy for...
This is an extremely well thought out and informative display showing how Eastbourne has developed from prehistoric times to the present day.
It is laid out as a progressive walk round exhibition from...
A relatively new opening in the parade of shops coming up from the sea front into the town. Charts the history of Eastbourne, since tme began, with lots of artefacts and narratives. Worth visit, and its...
Lovely little museum. Small but includes a great deal. It is not overwhelming with information and suits all ages.