A 36 acre open-air museum dedicated to the industrial heritage of the south-east.
See the fascinating collection of over 1000 swans, geese and ducks from all over the world, along with a superb collection of gleaming Veteran, Edwardian and Vintage Cars and Motorcycles.
Started in 1914 by a small group of dedicated enthusiasts who specialised in natural history, archaeology and ethnography. It has since developed into a fascinating and comprehensive collection. It gives incredible insight into the history of Bexhill, its famous residents and visitors, and the important historic milestones that have made Bexhill internationally famous.
Nationally and locally important collections. Objects are displayed in stimulating contexts with a wide range of interpretative techniques, including the latest interactive information technology.
One of the finest Toy Museums in the World.
A beautifully restored working Victorian pumping station and museum of mechanical antiquities.
The international recognition of Ditchling, as a centre for print, calligraphy, weaving and other crafts, is reflected in the Museum’s permanent collection, and the programme of exhibitions and educational events. The history of the village and its people is interpreted in the archive of Social History which includes the ongoing collection of oral histories.
The Museum has over 100,000 exhibits, collected over the past 50 years by Jan and Graham Upton, and now displayed on FOUR floors of authentic shops, room-settings and with various displays covering 100 years of shopping and social history from 1850 to 1950.
A fascinating combination of old and new, with one of the oldest lay buildings in Sussex linked to a new two-storey annexe, which was completed in 2004. The Gallery on the first floor is a popular venue for talks and exhibitions.
A wealth of valuable information regarding Newhaven and its neighbouring locality from prehistoric times to yesteryear. There are artefacts, documents, publications, photographs and digital information technology, as well as models of ships, aircraft, and historically-important locations, all lovingly hand-crafted by local people and donated to the museum.
Built in the early 1800's, the Redoubt has defended the Eastbourne coast for nearly 200 years. Today this magnificent building provides the perfect setting for the rich military collections of The Royal Sussex Regiment, The Queen's Royal Irish Hussars and the Sussex Combined Services.
Not only records Seaford's long history from its days as a Cinque Port but also appeals to all ages with displays including shops, tableaux and a fascinating collection of material from pre-historic times to the present day. There is a General Store, Dressmakers Parlour, chemist, ironmonger and photographer's shops as well as Victorian schoolroom, Victorian kitchen and wartime kitchen.
Displays showing the history of the Battle of Britain, the RAF and their armaments, and many aircraft. There is also a shop, museum and memorial garden.
A Leconfield Estate worker's cottage restored and furnished as it might have been in about 1910, when Mrs. Mary Cummings lived in 346. There is a cottage garden, a scullery, living room, bedroom, workroom, attic and cellar.
A cultural time capsule in which, in the space of an hour, you can pass from mankind's earliest experiments with shadow puppets through to the latest animatronic wizardry and everything in between.
Set in 50 acres of beautiful Sussex countryside, this is a very special place to wander amongst a fascinating collection of nearly 50 historic buildings dating from the 13th to the 19th century, many with period gardens, together with farm animals, woodland walks and a picturesque lake.
The Old Town Hall Museum was built in 1823 and opened as a museum in 1949, with displays on the history of Hastings. The displays cover the town as a Napoleonic garrison and the rise of this Victorian resort.
Discover over 150,000 nostalgic artefacts, virtual and interactive exhibits superbly recaptured with evocative sounds and smells in life-size street scenes and shop displays.
Discover Victorian life from the Queen herself! See the amazing replica Crown Jewel Collection! Have a free ride on the Victorian Carousel in Great Yarmouth or let your kids play in the secure English Country Garden in Battle.
Hastings Museum and Art Gallery contains a rich and exotic mixture of fine paintings and china, the cultures of other lands, well-known personalities such as John Logie Baird and Robert Tressell, and a contrasting view of local wildlife today and as it would have been 150 million years ago.
There are plenty of special features for children, with fossils that transform into dinosaurs, prehistoric crocodiles and fish, a diorama of local animals and birds, Native American Galleries complete with tipi and buffalo, and a display on Hastings born conservationist, Grey Owl.
The most spectacular part of the Museum is the magnificent Durbar Hall constructed for the Indian and Colonial Exhibition of 1886 as part of an Indian Palace.
Come and explore the wrecks of the Dutch East Indiaman Amsterdam and the Warship Anne the best known surviving vessel from Samuel Pepys' Restoration Navy.
Travel back in time to 1749 when the Amsterdam was wrecked on the Hastings shore and was quickly swallowed up by the beach.
This is a story of storm, mutiny and wrecking. See the treasures from both wrecks and go on guided walks to the Amsterdam herself when tides permit.