Heritage Eastbourne

Welcome to Heritage Eastbourne

From Prehistory to Present Day


A world of discovery awaits, from the new Story of Eastbourne exhibition in Terminus Road to exploring the secrets of Eastbourne through archaeological digs, local history research and much more!

By making tangible links to real people, by walking the same ground, learning through life enhancing experiences, challenging the way people think and inspiring and stimulating debate, we explore what it means to be human in Eastbourne in a different time.

The Story of Eastbourne


The Story of Eastbourne

Open Tuesday - Sunday, 10am - 5pm, daily in school holidays at 248 Terminus Road

This new exhibition will lead you on a journey through Eastbourne's History. It may take twists and turns that you dont expect and there will be some surprises along the way.

It is a celebration of storytelling from the people of Eastbourne. A story through their objects, their words, their legacies and even their bones.

It is a tale full of mystery, intrigue, faith, fortune, love, war and magic!

Discover Our Story

Tales of the town

Hats in the Story of Eastbourne


Discover ancient axes unearthed in Eastbourne, a piece of real Roman floor, spectacular Saxon treasure and top secret orders from the Home Guard in WW2.

Find out how Mrs Wilson tricked soldiers with a pie, what Richard de Clouworth the extravagantly dressed Vicar did in the 1300s and which magic trick George Grimmond invented in Eastbourne!

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Learning visits

Saxon Treasure

Discover the Stories of Eastbourne at the exhibition or we can bring the stories to you!

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Heritage Highlights

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 - 5pm

Story of Eastbourne

Town Hall Talks

Town Hall Talks

Discover the mysteries of Ancient DNA and the People of Britain, uncover the Lost Decoration of Historic Buildings and discover how, where and when humankind has got merry in our Town Hall Talks this Autumn

Town Hall Talks

Children at the Redoubt Fortress

Exclusive Tours at the Fortress in 2019!

12pm and 2pm on Saturdays and Sundays - exclusive hard hat tours of the fortress.

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What's On

Eastbourne's Festive Folklore

Eastbourne's Festive Folklore

Thu 19 Dec 2019

From Hogglers to Hogmanay and trips to Fairyland by airship, explore the origins of local Christmas traditions with Heritage Eastbourne. Find out how Eastbourne spent festive holidays with the ghost of of Christmas past