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Coastal Culture Trail, free entry




Towner Art Gallery, the contemporary art museum, presents a unique programme of major exhibitions of contemporary and historic visual art alongside displays from the internationally renowned Towner Collection.

Towner's new home in the heart of the vibrant Cultural Quarter has repositioned its exhibitions and activities where they can be enjoyed by all. The new gallery occupies a dramatic site set back from the town's seafront, with stunning views of the South Downs. Towner is fully accessible and includes exhibition galleries of an international standard, activity and meeting rooms, café bar, shop and large-scale exhibition and conference halls.

In addition to inspiring and thought-provoking exhibitions, Towner offers a programme of talks and events, as well as workshops for children and families.

Towner Art Gallery welcomes families to drop in at any time on Saturdays and Sundays, when art materials and learning packs are provided free of charge for use in the gallery's activity spaces.

All areas of Towner Art Gallery are acccessible. There is a lift to all floors.
Manual wheelchairs can be provided for visitors with mobility difficulties.
Assistance dogs welcome.
Magnifying glasses and large print versions of our brochures, exhibition guides and artwork labels are available from the welcome desk.
Baby changing facilities in male & female toilets.
Cloakroom available at the welcome desk.

Parking: There are 7 blue badge holder spaces in the car park next to Towner.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (with charge)Disabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPublic toiletsRegional Tourist Board MemberWelcome HostWheelchairs availableAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

Children welcomeDisabled accessFacilities for hearing impairedFacilities for visually impaired

Opening details

Open 10am to 5pm
Closed Mondays, except for Bank Holidays.


Free entry

Admission free. One paying exhibition per year; all other exhibitions are free.

Also see

Events at this Venue

date event
Sat 1 Jun - Sun 31 May Brewers Towner Commission
Sat 23 Nov - Sun 10 May BRINK Caroline Lucas curates the Towner Collection
Tue 5 May Change the Future


Devonshire Park,
College Road,
East Sussex,
BN21 4JJ



See location of Towner Art Gallery on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: OA 611838  Lat: 50.76272 Long: 0.28297

Towner is 10 minute walk / 5 minute taxi ride from Eastbourne station. Follow Gildredge Road, cross over South Street and Furness Road, and continue on to College Road. Towner is situated at the end of the road at the left, where College Road meets Carlisle Road.

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 1 mile from Eastbourne station


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Credit cards accepted (with charge)Credit cards accepted (with charge)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Welcome HostWelcome Host
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Facilities for hearing impairedFacilities for hearing impaired
  • Facilities for visually impairedFacilities for visually impaired

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