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 Eddie 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 Eddie 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.
|Ticket Type||Ticket 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.
Nearest major road is B2182 (Bexhill seafront). On north side of West Parade by the clock tower.
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.
|. (1 Jan 2023 - 31 Dec 2023)|
|Tuesday - Sunday||11:00||- 16:00|
* Bexhill Museum is open six days a week, 11am to 4pm. We are closed on Mondays.
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