The Story of Eastbourne Exhibition


248 Terminus Road, Eastbourne, East Sussex, BN21 3DE
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The Story of Eastbourne Exhibition


The Story of Eastbourne Exhibition and Heritage Hub tells the story of Eastbourne through the eyes of the real people who lived it, as well as providing an information hub for heritage. The exhibition will run for two years, will test the water for a more permanent facility, with residents, visitors and school groups helping to shape what a future museum could look like. It will lead you on a journey through Eastbourne's history. It may take twists and turns that you don't expect and there will be some surprises along the way. It is a celebration of storytelling from the people of Eastbourne. A story through their objects, their words, their legacies and even their bones. It is a tale full of mystery, intrigue, faith, fortune, love, war and magic!

Ranging from pre-history to present day, the exhibition tells the story of Eastbourne through the eyes of past ancestors, starting with the Iron Age woman and child, discovered during excavations in Kings Drive just a couple of years ago, and the world renowned Beachy Head woman. From an ancient elephant's tooth to a piece of real Roman floor, a 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 conveys 150,000 of history, it just scratches the surface of the town's unique story, providing a taster of what may be to come.

Record Your Own Story:
Members of the Heritage Eastbourne team are on hand to answer any local history questions and suggestions of sites to visit, as well as recording anecdotes from those who have their own interesting story of Eastbourne to tell.

Opening Times:
The Story of Eastbourne is open 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. Please call us on 01323 415636 to book.

How to find us:
248 Terminus Rd, Eastbourne, BN22 3DE.
The exhibition is located at the seafront end of Terminus Road.
There is pay and display street parking nearby and we are 15 minutes walk from Eastbourne Station.

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Opening Times

Season (16 Feb 2019 - 28 Feb 2021)
Monday - Sunday10:00 - 17:00

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