The Story of Eastbourne


First Chapter Begins in Eastbourne’s 150,000 Year Story:

The Story of Eastbourne exhibition and heritage hub tells the story of Eastbourne through the eyes of the real people who lived it, as well as providing an information hub for heritage.

The exhibition, which will run for two years, will test the water for a more permanent facility, with residents, visitors and school groups helping to shape what a future museum could look like.

The Exhibition:

Ranging from pre-history to present day, the three dimensional timeline tells the story of Eastbourne through the eyes of past ancestors, starting with the Iron Age woman and child, discovered during excavations in Kings Drive just a couple of years ago, and the world renowned Beachy Head woman.

From an ancient elephant’s tooth unearthed in Eastbourne to a piece of real Roman floor, a vast collection of artefacts is on display, along with interactive exhibits, child-friendly activities and significant past discoveries, all of which tell the story of human settlement in the area.

The exhibition will be a positive step towards eventually creating a permanent museum telling the story of Eastbourne. The town's story is actually far older than most people imagine – in fact, did you know that ancient elephants once grazed through Terminus Road in Eastbourne?

Although the exhibition conveys 150,000 of history, it just scratches the surface of the town’s unique story, providing a taster of what may be to come.



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      248 Terminus Road, Eastbourne, BN21 3DE

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      * The Story of Eastbourne is open six days a week from Tuesday to Sunday, and daily in school holidays. During term time, Mondays will welcome pre-booked groups and school visits, with additional workshop space nearby.

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