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The Story of Eastbourne

The Story of Eastbourne


Heritage Eastbourne


248 Terminus Road,
East Sussex,
BN21 3DE

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Wed 1 Jan - Thu 31 Dec The Story of Eastbourne CLOSED


Ranging from pre-history to present day, the three dimensional timeline tells the story of Eastbourne through the eyes of past ancestors, starting with the Iron Age woman and child, discovered during excavations in Kings Drive just a couple of years ago, and the world renowned Beachy Head woman.

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 will be a positive step towards eventually 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.

Credit cards accepted (no fee)Facilities for educational visitsGift shopAccepts groups

Opening details

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.


Free entry


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Map reference: OA 616883  Lat: 50.76655 Long: 0.29025

Accessible by Public Transport: 1 mile from Eastbourne station


  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups