Bexhill Museum

Egerton Road, Bexhill-on-Sea, East Sussex, TN39 3HL

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Child reading information by a display of seashells at Bexhill Museum

About

Bexhill Museum opened in 1914 with one gallery and has grown its collection to match its style ever since. We are open six days a week, Tuesday
through Sunday, and Bank Holidays, 11:00am to 4:00pm. Come and see our unique collections. The local history of everything, from dinosaur
footprints to the town's iconic De la Warr Pavilion - and Suzy Izzard's amazing model railways.

There is a little bit of everything our Sargent Gallery, which preserves the experience of visiting an Edwardian museum – there is always
something new to discover. You will find seashells and dinosaurs, birds, mammals, and insects. There are artefacts from Ancient Egypt and
Peru, stone tools and local archaeological treasures, and interactives for children.

Delve into the museum’s sumptuous fashion and costume collections dating from the 17th century to the modern era in our Costume Gallery.
Be lead through two hundred years of developing fashion and design, from tortuous corsets to stunning evening dresses. Aspects of each era’s
social history are brought to life with a selection of original everyday items alongside the costumes.

The Technology Gallery celebrates Bexhill’s history as a centre of transport innovation. The collection represents different eras and technology:
a replica of the steam driven Serpollet that won the UK’s first ever motor race in Bexhill in 1902, a 1958 Mk III Elva racing car and a world speed
record breaking Volta electric car, and soon, an original 1895 Merryweather fire pump, the town’s first.

Our ‘star’ attraction is the brainchild of our Patron, internationally renowned actor and performer Suzy Izzard, the Bexhill 1940 Winter
Wartime Model Railway
, the centrepiece of our Bexhill in WWII gallery. Lovingly built by our own team of model railway enthusiasts to
Eddie’s design, it features a score of well-known historic Bexhill and Sidley landmarks, some still with us, others long gone.

Bexhill Museum is an independent Arts Council accredited museum and continues to develop with the support of devoted volunteers. Its four
galleries and unique artefacts are maintained by volunteers and a charitable trust, UK registered charity no. 1102638. If you would like to donate,
volunteer, or become a member, please visit our Support Us page on our website.

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Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult ticket£4.00 per ticket
Child 6-16 yrs£2.00 per ticket
including students over 16£3.00 per ticket

Under 5s go free.

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    Recent Reviews:

    • Odyssey07704970119
      Thanks!
      5 of 5 stars
      Friday, 29th March 2024
      Had to write a review (don't normally) as we went to Bexhill museum today and it was wonderful! Very warm and welcoming. Fantastic, friendly and knowledgeable staff. My children (7) loved it. I saw... Read full review
    • Maggie J
      A must see
      5 of 5 stars
      Sunday, 28th April 2024
      Fantastic way to spend a couple of hours. Fascinating assortment of exhibits. Particularly loved the 1940 train layout. Staff were terrific, so friendly and very knowledgeable. Read full review
    • alex m
      A MUST for your next family day out
      5 of 5 stars
      Monday, 6th May 2024
      A rainy bank holiday Monday, we thought we’d visit bexhill museum and we were very impressed, it far exceeded expectations and what the websites portrays. It’s small enough to not bore the children... Read full review

    Map & Directions

    Road Directions

    Nearest major road is B2182 (Bexhill seafront). On north side of West Parade by the clock tower.

    Public Transport Directions

    Nearest station is Bexhill. Turn right out of station, down Sea Road to promenade. Turn right along promenade, past De La Warr Pavilion onto West Parade. Turn right on reaching clock tower.

    Facilities

    Accessibility

    • All Areas Accessible to Disabled Visitors
    • Facilities for Visually Impaired Visitors - Braille labels, guides, local history, handling collection and details
    • Guide Dogs Permitted
    • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors
    • Ramp/Level Access
    • Toilets for Disabled Visitors

    Catering

    • On-Site cafe/restaurant - Vending machines
    • Picnic Site - in adjacent park

    Establishment Features

    • Toilets

    Parking & Transport

    • On site parking

    Payment Methods

    • Approx length of visit - 3 hours
    • Delta accepted
    • Groups Accepted
    • Maestro Accepted
    • MasterCard accepted
    • Max group size - 55
    • Min group size - 6
    • Open by appointment outside normal opening times
    • Special group rates
    • TIC Staff Admitted Free
    • Visa accepted

    Provider Preferences

    • In town/city centre
    • Indoor Attraction

    Specialist Features

    • Marketed Towards Children
    • Marketed Towards Families
    • Marketed Towards Senior Citizens
    • Marketed towards student/youth

    Tours and Demonstrations

    • Educational Visits Accepted
    • Guided Tours Available for Groups

    Opening Times

    . (1 Jan 2023 - 31 Dec 2023)
    DayTimes
    MondayClosed
    Tuesday - Sunday11:00 - 16:00

    * Bexhill Museum is open six days a week, 11am to 4pm. We are closed on Mondays.

    Awards

    • Regional and Miscellaneous -WTTC Safe Travels WTTC Safe Travels 2021

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