Eastbourne Remembers exhibition at the Pavilion
Eastbourne Remembers exhibition at the Pavilion

Eastbourne Remembers

New Exhibition at The Pavilion

Eastbourne Remembers exhibition in 2018

Unlocking Extraordinary Memories

'Eastbourne Remembers' is a brand new FREE exhibition throughout 2018/19 at The Pavilion.

Unlocking extraordinary memories from the past, the exhibition will be revealing lost pieces of time spanning over 2,000 years.

Uncover the memory triggers of nostalgic childhoods, heirlooms and commemoration of loved ones, exploring how we create memories – both true and false, and how we choose to remember, or in some cases, even forget!

Open 10am to 5pm each day at The Pavilion (close 4pm from 1 Nov)

Entry is FREE!

Unlocking Extraordinary Memories

'Eastbourne Remembers' is a brand new FREE exhibition for 2018, opening from 19 March to 4 November at The Pavilion.

Unlocking extraordinary memories from the past, the exhibition will be revealing lost pieces of time spanning over 2,000 years.

Uncover the memory triggers of nostalgic childhoods, heirlooms and commemoration of loved ones, exploring how we create memories – both true and false, and how we choose to remember, or in some cases, even forget!

Open 19 March to 2 November 2018

10am to 5pm each day at The Pavilion

Entry is FREE!

Incredible Stories

1940's wedding dress at Eastbourne Remembers exhibition

Discover a never before seen Roman tombstone, the unearthing of a medieval cooking pot abandoned at a time when Eastbourne’s population nearly halved, and a variety of retro toys, badges and memorabilia.

From the WWII orphaned Czech refugee who only revealed her moving story at the end of her life, to the last ever letter from a WWI soldier in the trenches, many fascinating stories are revealed, while a unique brass striking clock, carved in ancient Eastbourne Elm, ticks away the sands of time.

From a beautiful 1940’s wedding dress to holiday diaries of the 1800’s, today’s youth can also marvel at changing technology, from a typewriter and vinyl records to a giant 1980’s mobile phone.

Forgetting the past...

The exhibition also explores the desire to forget, from the discarded photo frames at the bottom of Motcombe Pond which are on display, to an impressive set of WWII medals from an Eastbourne war hero, rescued unbelievably from a skip in Inverness.

Commemoration of the War

Armistice Poppy

In a year which sees the centenary of Armistice, the exhibition includes a Tower of London poppy and touches on both world wars.

Stories include the final entry in the log book of American co-pilot Orville Wulff, from the doomed USAAF Ruth-Less liberator bomber, which crashed into Eastbourne’s downland in 1944.

Read the heart-breaking letter from a soldier in the WWI trenches just two weeks before he died.

A touching wooden memorial to those who died in combat, is also refurbished and on display.  Sadly the memorial is made up entirely of workers from just one newspaper company.

The Victory That Never Was

Napoleonic medal at Eastbourne Remembers

Demonstrating the twist of false memory, a rare Napoleonic commemoration medal will be on display, celebrating the invasion of Britain that never happened. The medal was bizarrely made 15 years after Napoleon’s defeat.

Exhibition Highlights

Clock at Eastbourne Remembers Brass striking clock on ancient Elm
Brass striking clock at Eastbourne Remembers exhibition 1930's swimming costume
1940's Wedding Dress at Eastbourne Remembers 1940's Rayon Wedding Dress
retro badges at Eastbourne Remembers Retro badge collection
1920s Stoolball Bat at Eastbourne Remembers 1923 'Hampden' Stoolball Bat
1980s mobile phone at Eastbourne Remembers 1980's Eastbourne Borough Council mobile phone

Visit the Exhibition at the Pavilion

Opening Times & Free Entry

Open daily from 10am to 5pm each day until October and from 10am to 4pm from 1 November (closed 25-26 December and 1 January).  Entry to the exhibition is FREE. 

Make sure you stay for a bit of cake in the cafe and browse our gift range too.

Pavilion Cafe

Find us

The Pavilion and its gardens, are accessible from the seafront promenade or from Royal Parade, just a short stroll from the Pier (1/2 mile east of the Pier).

There is wheelchair access into the Pavilion exhibition, cafe and toilets.

The Pavilion
Royal Parade
Eastbourne
East Sussex
BN22 7AQ

Getting Here

Car & Parking

Post Code BN22 7AQ

From the A22, A27 & A259 (east)

Follow signs to Eastbourne seafront. At the large seafront roundabout (Sovereign Centre) turn right and continue for 3/4 mile. The Pavilion is located on the left after the Redoubt Fortress.

From the A259 (west)

Follow signs to Eastbourne seafront to the Pier, continue past the Pier for another 1/2 mile until you reach the Pavilion gardens.

Parking

Free on-street parking is available on Royal Parade, or a Pay & Display car park is nearby at Treasure Island. There are also 3 disabled parking bays on Royal Parade.

Bus & Dotto

Stagecoach Buses 1, 1A, IX, the Loop, and 55 all stop on Seaside Road, just a 10 minute walk away. Bus 99 stops on Royal Parade close to the Pavilion.

The seafront Dotto Train, running from Holywell to Sovereign Harbour during the summer, also stops next door at the fortress.

Rail

Southern Railway services run into Eastbourne with up to 3 trains per hour from London Victoria, plus services from Lewes, Brighton, Hastings and Ashford International.