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The Heritage Centre

The Heritage Centre

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Discover Eastbourne, how the town developed into a fashionable, stylish, well-planned Victorian seaside resort, see original town plans, artefacts, displays about the Pier, Bandstand and the area East of Pier, watch films about Eastbourne in the Heritage Centre cinema and choose from a wide range of books, gifts, postcards and cards available from the shop.

New Exhibition
Eastbourne’s Devonshire Park – the Duke’s Pleasure Ground
Take a new look at Devonshire Park; see how the Park developed into the main cultural area of the town and it’s continuing use as a sports, theatre, arts and music hub.

Find out about Devonshire Park from its origins in 1870s up to the new "Devonshire Quarter' project - a vision for the Park's future a film presented by Eastbourne’s international tennis champion Johanna Konta that is now under construction with new facilities for the Aegon International, pre-Wimbledon tennis tournaments, designs for a Welcome Building, new conference facilities and restoration of Eastbourne's iconic Listed buildings the 20th century Congress Theatre and the Victorian gems of the Devonshire Park Theatre and Winter Garden.

Talks - Please visit or contact the Centre.

Education/study areaFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopPublic toiletsWelcome HostAccepts groupsFacilities for corporate hospitality

Children welcomeDogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Guided tours for groupsSmoking not allowed

Opening details

From 31st March to 27th October - Monday, Thursday, Friday 2.00pm to 5.00pm

Saturday 10am to 4pm (until 24th March)

Sunday 2pm to 5pm

(Closed Tuesday and Wednesday)

Visit website or telephone 01323 411189 to check opening times after October 2018


Adult £3.00
Senior/Student £2.50
Child £1
Family £6

All of the above full price admission tickets allows one free re-entry within 28 days.

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Eastbourne Heritage Centre


2 Carlisle Road,
East Sussex,
BN21 4BT



See location of Eastbourne Heritage Centre on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: OA 612838  Lat: 50.76263 Long: 0.28505

Turn off of Grand Parade on to Carlisle Road, in between the Bandstand and the Wish Tower

Accessible by Public Transport: 1 mile from Eastbourne station


  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Welcome HostWelcome Host
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Guided tours for groupsGuided tours for groups
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed

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