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Your official guide to events and what's on, things to do and accommodation for your visit to Eastbourne. Whether you're planning a day out at the seaside, enjoying our award winning beaches and excellent sunshine record or a relaxing short break exploring Beachy Head and the South Downs. Eastbourne Tourism will help you find all you need for the perfect stay, from hotels to restaurants, shops, attractions to keep the kids amused, to great things to do for grown ups. As a holiday resort, Eastbourne has something for everyone!

Eastbourne Pier Reopens!

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Eastbourne Pier is now open for business! Thanks to a special walkway, visitors will be able to access the Waterfront cafe/bar, shops, Atlantis nightclub, Victorian Tea Rooms, Coffee Republic and the fishing platform.

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The Grand Hotel, Eastbourne

Snuggle up and get cosy in Eastbourne this Autumn

As the trees turn from green to brown and the temperatures fall, Eastbourne has it covered for things to do this Autumn to keep you warm and cheery.

Michael McIntyre: 27 Nov

Eastbourne Events

Michael McIntyre will be returning to the Congress Theatre to try out his gags and material in front of an Eastbourne audience in preparation for his Happy and Glorious tour in 2015. But now Michael is set to return to the stage in what promises to be his biggest and funniest tour yet. Paul Tonkinson will be supporting Michael on this tour.

 

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The Royal suite double bedroom

The Royal

A charming property of unique character. The Royal enjoys a prestigious seafront location,close to the Pier and within easy strolling distance of the town centre. Bedrooms are bright and clean with modern facilities and panoramic sea views.

Guest Accommodation with 10 rooms, £39-£59 pppnb, £143 prpnb

7 night for price of 6 until March 2015, 5 nights for price of 4 until Feb 2015

The Red Room

The Langtons

Karen and Mark welcome you to their stylish Victorian seafront guest house. High quality en-suite accommodation, fantastic home-cooked breakfasts, close to pier and all amenities, easy parking. A superb seaside break.

Guest House with 8 rooms, £30-£45 pppnb

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  • Eastbourne Ancestors in The Pavilion at Redoubt Fortress & Military MuseumSat 1 Feb - Fri 19 Dec 2014This ground-breaking exhibition follows the biggest project of its kind, which saw scientific analysis of human remains dating back to the Bronze Age.
    Twixt Two Worlds at TownerSat 11 Oct 2014 - Sun 4 Jan 2015Twixt Two Worlds is presented in association with Brighton Photo Biennial (BPB14) BPB14 runs 4 October – 2 November 2014
    Land and Sea at TownerSat 13 Sep 2014 - Sun 18 Jan 2015A selection of new acquisitions and existing works from the permanent collection. The display will tie in with Twixt Two Worlds and will focus on works that use film and photography in their depiction of sea and landscapes.
    Ravilious Room at TownerSat 13 Sep 2014 - Mon 2 Mar 2015A dedicated space to admire a selection of Eric Ravilious' finest watercolours and explore the unique archive and books. Towner holds one of the largest public collections of his work, with its views of Sussex and the South Downs.
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  • Eastbourne Ancestors in The Pavilion at Redoubt Fortress & Military MuseumSat 1 Feb - Fri 19 Dec 2014This ground-breaking exhibition follows the biggest project of its kind, which saw scientific analysis of human remains dating back to the Bronze Age.
    Twixt Two Worlds at TownerSat 11 Oct 2014 - Sun 4 Jan 2015Twixt Two Worlds is presented in association with Brighton Photo Biennial (BPB14) BPB14 runs 4 October – 2 November 2014
    Land and Sea at TownerSat 13 Sep 2014 - Sun 18 Jan 2015A selection of new acquisitions and existing works from the permanent collection. The display will tie in with Twixt Two Worlds and will focus on works that use film and photography in their depiction of sea and landscapes.
    Ravilious Room at TownerSat 13 Sep 2014 - Mon 2 Mar 2015A dedicated space to admire a selection of Eric Ravilious' finest watercolours and explore the unique archive and books. Towner holds one of the largest public collections of his work, with its views of Sussex and the South Downs.
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  • Eastbourne Ancestors in The Pavilion at Redoubt Fortress & Military MuseumSat 1 Feb - Fri 19 Dec 2014This ground-breaking exhibition follows the biggest project of its kind, which saw scientific analysis of human remains dating back to the Bronze Age.
    Twixt Two Worlds at TownerSat 11 Oct 2014 - Sun 4 Jan 2015Twixt Two Worlds is presented in association with Brighton Photo Biennial (BPB14) BPB14 runs 4 October – 2 November 2014
    Land and Sea at TownerSat 13 Sep 2014 - Sun 18 Jan 2015A selection of new acquisitions and existing works from the permanent collection. The display will tie in with Twixt Two Worlds and will focus on works that use film and photography in their depiction of sea and landscapes.
    Ravilious Room at TownerSat 13 Sep 2014 - Mon 2 Mar 2015A dedicated space to admire a selection of Eric Ravilious' finest watercolours and explore the unique archive and books. Towner holds one of the largest public collections of his work, with its views of Sussex and the South Downs.
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  • Eastbourne Ancestors in The Pavilion at Redoubt Fortress & Military MuseumSat 1 Feb - Fri 19 Dec 2014This ground-breaking exhibition follows the biggest project of its kind, which saw scientific analysis of human remains dating back to the Bronze Age.
    Twixt Two Worlds at TownerSat 11 Oct 2014 - Sun 4 Jan 2015Twixt Two Worlds is presented in association with Brighton Photo Biennial (BPB14) BPB14 runs 4 October – 2 November 2014
    Land and Sea at TownerSat 13 Sep 2014 - Sun 18 Jan 2015A selection of new acquisitions and existing works from the permanent collection. The display will tie in with Twixt Two Worlds and will focus on works that use film and photography in their depiction of sea and landscapes.
    Ravilious Room at TownerSat 13 Sep 2014 - Mon 2 Mar 2015A dedicated space to admire a selection of Eric Ravilious' finest watercolours and explore the unique archive and books. Towner holds one of the largest public collections of his work, with its views of Sussex and the South Downs.
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  • Eastbourne Ancestors in The Pavilion at Redoubt Fortress & Military MuseumSat 1 Feb - Fri 19 Dec 2014This ground-breaking exhibition follows the biggest project of its kind, which saw scientific analysis of human remains dating back to the Bronze Age.
    Twixt Two Worlds at TownerSat 11 Oct 2014 - Sun 4 Jan 2015Twixt Two Worlds is presented in association with Brighton Photo Biennial (BPB14) BPB14 runs 4 October – 2 November 2014
    Land and Sea at TownerSat 13 Sep 2014 - Sun 18 Jan 2015A selection of new acquisitions and existing works from the permanent collection. The display will tie in with Twixt Two Worlds and will focus on works that use film and photography in their depiction of sea and landscapes.
    Ravilious Room at TownerSat 13 Sep 2014 - Mon 2 Mar 2015A dedicated space to admire a selection of Eric Ravilious' finest watercolours and explore the unique archive and books. Towner holds one of the largest public collections of his work, with its views of Sussex and the South Downs.
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  • Eastbourne Ancestors in The Pavilion at Redoubt Fortress & Military MuseumSat 1 Feb - Fri 19 Dec 2014This ground-breaking exhibition follows the biggest project of its kind, which saw scientific analysis of human remains dating back to the Bronze Age.
    “The Royal Hippodrome’s Christmas Cracker” - A TheThu 6 Nov - Fri 26 Dec 2014“The Royal Hippodrome’s Christmas Cracker” - A Themed Variety Christmas Spectacular!
    Twixt Two Worlds at TownerSat 11 Oct 2014 - Sun 4 Jan 2015Twixt Two Worlds is presented in association with Brighton Photo Biennial (BPB14) BPB14 runs 4 October – 2 November 2014
    Land and Sea at TownerSat 13 Sep 2014 - Sun 18 Jan 2015A selection of new acquisitions and existing works from the permanent collection. The display will tie in with Twixt Two Worlds and will focus on works that use film and photography in their depiction of sea and landscapes.
    Ravilious Room at TownerSat 13 Sep 2014 - Mon 2 Mar 2015A dedicated space to admire a selection of Eric Ravilious' finest watercolours and explore the unique archive and books. Towner holds one of the largest public collections of his work, with its views of Sussex and the South Downs.
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  • Eastbourne Ancestors in The Pavilion at Redoubt Fortress & Military MuseumSat 1 Feb - Fri 19 Dec 2014This ground-breaking exhibition follows the biggest project of its kind, which saw scientific analysis of human remains dating back to the Bronze Age.
    “The Royal Hippodrome’s Christmas Cracker” - A TheThu 6 Nov - Fri 26 Dec 2014“The Royal Hippodrome’s Christmas Cracker” - A Themed Variety Christmas Spectacular!
    Twixt Two Worlds at TownerSat 11 Oct 2014 - Sun 4 Jan 2015Twixt Two Worlds is presented in association with Brighton Photo Biennial (BPB14) BPB14 runs 4 October – 2 November 2014
    Land and Sea at TownerSat 13 Sep 2014 - Sun 18 Jan 2015A selection of new acquisitions and existing works from the permanent collection. The display will tie in with Twixt Two Worlds and will focus on works that use film and photography in their depiction of sea and landscapes.
    Ravilious Room at TownerSat 13 Sep 2014 - Mon 2 Mar 2015A dedicated space to admire a selection of Eric Ravilious' finest watercolours and explore the unique archive and books. Towner holds one of the largest public collections of his work, with its views of Sussex and the South Downs.
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  • Shinewater Healthy Walk at Shinewater ParkFri 28 Nov 2014A lovely one hour's walk around the Shinewater Lake, suitable for all ages, abilities and fitness levels. Ideal if you want to meet new people, get or keep fit, or if you haven't got the time to go on long walks.
    Ghost Worlds at TownerFri 28 Nov 2014Live lit, author readings, ghost stories, talks and films explore photography, cinema and the uncanny. With a nod to Dia de los Muertos and Halloween, the night will also bring to life ghost worlds through arts & craft, face painting and de
    Meads Magic at Meads VillageFri 28 Nov 2014After the success of last year’s event “Meads Magic 2014” is an event not to be missed. Scheduled for Friday 28th November, from 2.30pm on Meads Street, it is set to be one of the highlights of the Christmas schedule in Eastbourne.
    Eastbourne Ancestors in The Pavilion at Redoubt Fortress & Military MuseumSat 1 Feb - Fri 19 Dec 2014This ground-breaking exhibition follows the biggest project of its kind, which saw scientific analysis of human remains dating back to the Bronze Age.
    “The Royal Hippodrome’s Christmas Cracker” - A TheThu 6 Nov - Fri 26 Dec 2014“The Royal Hippodrome’s Christmas Cracker” - A Themed Variety Christmas Spectacular!
    Twixt Two Worlds at TownerSat 11 Oct 2014 - Sun 4 Jan 2015Twixt Two Worlds is presented in association with Brighton Photo Biennial (BPB14) BPB14 runs 4 October – 2 November 2014
    Land and Sea at TownerSat 13 Sep 2014 - Sun 18 Jan 2015A selection of new acquisitions and existing works from the permanent collection. The display will tie in with Twixt Two Worlds and will focus on works that use film and photography in their depiction of sea and landscapes.
    Ravilious Room at TownerSat 13 Sep 2014 - Mon 2 Mar 2015A dedicated space to admire a selection of Eric Ravilious' finest watercolours and explore the unique archive and books. Towner holds one of the largest public collections of his work, with its views of Sussex and the South Downs.
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28 November 2014 to 28 November 2014

Shinewater Healthy Walk at Shinewater ParkFri 28 Nov 2014A lovely one hour's walk around the Shinewater Lake, suitable for all ages, abilities and fitness levels. Ideal if you want to meet new people, get or keep fit, or if you haven't got the time to go on long walks.

28 November 2014 to 28 November 2014

Ghost Worlds at TownerFri 28 Nov 2014Live lit, author readings, ghost stories, talks and films explore photography, cinema and the uncanny. With a nod to Dia de los Muertos and Halloween, the night will also bring to life ghost worlds through arts & craft, face painting and de

28 November 2014 to 28 November 2014

Meads Magic at Meads VillageFri 28 Nov 2014After the success of last year’s event “Meads Magic 2014” is an event not to be missed. Scheduled for Friday 28th November, from 2.30pm on Meads Street, it is set to be one of the highlights of the Christmas schedule in Eastbourne.

29 November 2014 to 29 November 2014

Old Town Food & Craft Market at Community WiseSat 29 Nov 2014A friendly welcoming atmosphere at a local market selling a wide variety of local produce and crafts. Refreshments are also on sale.

29 November 2014 to 29 November 2014

Peter Knight's Gigspanner at St Luke's CentreSat 29 Nov 2014Peter Knight’s Gigspanner was one of the best acts at the Great British Folk Festival 2012. The three musicians bring together a unique and distinctive blend of music from all over the world.

29 November 2014 to 29 November 2014

Front Line Eastbourne at Eastbourne Heritage CentreSat 29 Nov 2014This exhibition commemorates 75 years since World War II began and features vintage photographs from the Eastbourne Herald and Gazette newspapers.

29 November 2014 to 29 November 2014

Tenors Un Limited - ‘the Rat Pack of Opera’ - ‘S at Royal HippodromeSat 29 Nov 2014Tenors Un Limited - ‘the Rat Pack of Opera’ - ‘Show the Suit Who’s Boss!’ Tour 2014

29 November 2014 to 29 November 2014

Eastbourne Parkrun at Shinewater ParkSat 29 Nov 2014Enjoy a New Year challenge or get fit at the Eastbourne Parkrun! A 5km run against the clock in Shinewater Park, participation is free. We all run for our own enjoyment, so please come along and join in whatever your pace!

29 November 2014 to 29 November 2014

Hello Kitty at Drusillas ParkSat 29 Nov 2014Brand new for 2014, Hello Kitty will return to her home at Drusillas on 20 dates during the year! Visit her in the beautiful themed house and have a souvenir photo taken with her.

29 November 2014 to 29 November 2014

Southern Youth Ballet: Coppelia at Congress TheatreSat 29 Nov 2014Southern Youth Ballet: Coppelia

30 November 2014 to 30 November 2014

London Philharmonic Orchestra at Congress TheatreSun 30 Nov 2014London Philharmonic Orchestra

29 November 2014 to 30 November 2014

Free Family Drop-in at TownerSat 29 - Sun 30 Nov 2014Art materials and family learning booklets are available in our Art Box activity room (or in an alternative space if Art Box is unavailable – please ask at the Welcome Desk).

29 November 2014 to 30 November 2014

Collection Store Tours at TownerSat 29 - Sun 30 Nov 2014Our Collection Store Tours provide the public with a unique opportunity to view the Towner Collection behind the scenes.

08 November 2014 to 14 December 2014

01 February 2014 to 19 December 2014

Eastbourne Ancestors in The Pavilion at Redoubt Fortress & Military MuseumSat 1 Feb - Fri 19 Dec 2014This ground-breaking exhibition follows the biggest project of its kind, which saw scientific analysis of human remains dating back to the Bronze Age.

06 November 2014 to 26 December 2014

“The Royal Hippodrome’s Christmas Cracker” - A TheThu 6 Nov - Fri 26 Dec 2014“The Royal Hippodrome’s Christmas Cracker” - A Themed Variety Christmas Spectacular!

29 November 2014 to 04 January 2015

The Winter Wonderland Illuminations at Drusillas ParkSat 29 Nov 2014 - Sun 4 Jan 2015Drusillas will be switching on their Winter Wonderland Illuminations daily with over 50,000 lights in an animal themed light show, synchronised to music. See a host of magical creatures in the ice-capped kingdom.

11 October 2014 to 04 January 2015

Twixt Two Worlds at TownerSat 11 Oct 2014 - Sun 4 Jan 2015Twixt Two Worlds is presented in association with Brighton Photo Biennial (BPB14) BPB14 runs 4 October – 2 November 2014

13 September 2014 to 18 January 2015

Land and Sea at TownerSat 13 Sep 2014 - Sun 18 Jan 2015A selection of new acquisitions and existing works from the permanent collection. The display will tie in with Twixt Two Worlds and will focus on works that use film and photography in their depiction of sea and landscapes.

13 September 2014 to 02 March 2015

Ravilious Room at TownerSat 13 Sep 2014 - Mon 2 Mar 2015A dedicated space to admire a selection of Eric Ravilious' finest watercolours and explore the unique archive and books. Towner holds one of the largest public collections of his work, with its views of Sussex and the South Downs.

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 Michelham Priory "Official" Ghost Walk Fri 25 Apr 2014 to Fri 23 May 2014
£10.00-£40.00

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