Bexhil on Sea is a surpring place full of "I never knew that" moments. The best way to uncover these is by exploring the town museum. With comedian Eddie Izzard as patron you can imagine the ecletic collection here: from local history and archaeology to fashion and Bexhill’s motor heritage.
The collections are housed in a distinctive building which combines a traditional Edwardian museum with a modern extension. Highlights include the original architect’s model of the De La Warr Pavilion, the ‘Old Windmill’ painting by LS Lowry and a beautifully restored prototype of the 1950s Elva sports car.
Special exhibitions for 2012
From international cycling meets and the rituals of Edwardian bathing to tributes to local sporting heroes and the pleasures of surfing, sailing and swimming, explore the fascinating history of sport in Bexhill at this changing exhibition.
Pop Art: A History of Entertainment Awards, 1970s -1990s
Opens April 21st 2012
How did Elton John, Eminem, Michael Jackson, ABBA and Neil Diamond celebrate their phenomenal record sales?
With a gold disc designed by Bexhill based record company executive Brian Hyams of course. This special exhibition of awards designed by Brian is your chance to see artworks rarely seen outside of the entertainment industry.
Daily February to mid-December
Tuesday – Friday, 10am to 5pm
Saturday, Sunday, Monday, 11am to 5pm
Bexhill Museum is a 15 minute walk from Bexhill station. The museum is located just off the seafront by the Clock Tower on West Parade, signposted from the De La Warr Pavilion. The museum is fully accessible.
Children (5-16): £1.50
Under 5s: free