Towner Art Gallery

4.9/5 based on 6 reviews
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Towner is a real gem. Excellent for families and children and great facilities. Really interesting exhibitions and the new cinema is a great addition. Highly recommended.
What an absolute joy it is to visit The Towner Art gallery, wonderful exhibitions and all beautifully showcased in the striking modernist setting of the Towner. The icing on the cake is the fantastic cinema small housed within, that prides itself on showing films from such diverse genres as Japanese manga to hard hitting documentaries and black and white classics. The staff and volunteers add to the enjoyment of visiting the gallery , with their knowledge and passion for supporting art and culture. So what are you waiting for, take a trip to The Towner you won’t be disappointed 😊
Great cake and coffee with good service. Love the new outside painting.
My last visit was for a special event held for EHA members (accommodation providers). We had a tour, and watched some Wonderful historic films of Eastbourne and met all the staff. It was a lovely and very impressive evening.
It was just before Christmas when I was dragging our reluctant 11 year old round the shops buying last minute Christmas gifts etc. As he is always asking questions about what I do in Eastbourne I thought what better way than to show him. I asked if he wanted to go to Towner and he said what's that? With that I said come on you will see. We walked in and his excitement was much higher than expected. He loved the building and all the things in the reception area. We ventured through the exhibits and he was loving every minute of it. Now any time we are going to Eastbourne he asks if we can stop by the Towner! Well worth a visit and you will be amazed just what wonders are waiting for you!
The award winning Towner Gallery has something for everyone. It's a smart interesting building with great views to where Eastbourne's famous tennis tournament is held at Devonshire Park. As well as the visiting internationally acclaimed exhibitions, there are the more permanent displays of various art forms from the locality as well as elsewhere. Even the gift shop is well worth a visit. Apart from its range of interesting art related books, it has a range of fascinating and unusual gift ideas. There's even a decent coffee shop with an outside terrace to enjoy Eastbourne's many hours of sunshine. A good day out for all the family and well worth a visit.
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