The Story of Eastbourne

The Story of Eastbourne

The Story of Eastbourne

Open Tuesday - Sunday (daily in school holidays)

10am - 4pm

248 Terminus Road, Eastbourne BN21 3DE

Discover Our Story

The Story of Eastbourne exhibition and heritage hub tells the story of Eastbourne through the eyes of the real people who lived it.

The exhibition, which will run for two years, is testing the water for a more permanent facility, with residents, visitors and school groups helping to shape what a future museum could look like.

The Exhibition

Ranging from pre-history to present day, discover the story of Eastbourne through the eyes of past residents, starting with the Iron Age woman and child, discovered during excavations in Kings Drive just a couple of years ago.

From an ancient elephant’s tooth unearthed in Eastbourne to a piece of real Roman floor, a vast collection of artefacts is on display, along with interactive exhibits, child-friendly activities and significant past discoveries, all of which tell the story of human settlement in the area.

The exhibition is a positive step towards creating a permanent museum telling the story of Eastbourne. The town's story is actually far older than most people imagine – in fact, did you know that ancient elephants once grazed through Terminus Road in Eastbourne?

Although the exhibition conveys 150,000 of history, it just scratches the surface of the town’s unique story, providing a taster of what may be to come.

Record Your Own Story

Members of the Heritage Eastbourne team are on hand to answer any local history questions and suggestions of sites to visit, as well as recording anecdotes from those who have their own interesting story of Eastbourne to tell.

Opening Times

The Story of Eastbourne is open six days a week from Tuesday to Sunday, and daily in school holidays. During term time, Mondays will welcome pre-booked groups and school visits, with additional workshop space nearby.

Do you have a question?

Give us a call on 01323 415636, email us here or pop in and see us at 248 Terminus Road!