Our Collections

Our Collections

Saxon Claw Beaker

From Prehistory to Present Day...

Heritage Eastbourne cares for a number of incredible collections. Some of their stories can be found in the Pavilion.

The Eastbourne collections preserve and record the stories of Eastbourne dating back millions of years.

Incredible fact: Heritage Eastbourne has over 300 skeletons in its collection

Discover... incredible objects

Uncover rare stories from Eastbourne's past and find out what makes ordinary objects so extraordinary.

Discover... stories of people

There are so many stories of people from Eastbourne including our incredible Saxon ancestors.

 Eastbourne Ancestors

Buy Prints from our Collections

Purchase prints or scans of our photography collection. Fees apply for commercial use.

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More at Heritage Eastbourne

The Story of Eastbourne

The Story of Eastbourne

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. Open Tues - Sun, 10am - 4pm

Story of Eastbourne

This is Not A History Talk

This Is Not A History Talk

Explore why Medieval people were obsessed with cheap badges, the 900 year old mystery of Eastbourne and why Eastbournians talk like this. Join us for a journey through Eastbourne’s fashion history and see the Neolithic with 2020 vision

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Prehistory Outreach

Visit us or we can visit you!

We love working with schools and run a great outreach programme as well as school visits to the Story of Eastbourne exhibition. All education resources are tailored to meet the national curriculum using our excellent collections to cover subjects from pre-history to World War II.

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