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Guided Tour, Sat 8 Sep 2018, free entry


The Organiser

01323 434670


Devonshire Park,
College Road,
East Sussex,
BN21 4JJ

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Get behind the scenes and enjoy a fascinating introduction to Towner Art Gallery’s impressive art collection, with a special focus on female artists from across the ages.

The Towner Collection began in 1920 with Alderman John Chisholm Towner’s bequest of 22 paintings to the people of Eastbourne. The bequest included Victorian paintings of landscapes, animals and children by popular artists of the day.

Over the years, the Towner Collection has grown in both size and significance, and today it is an internationally renowned public collection of nearly 5000 works. It features a cross-section of important 20th century British artists, as well as a growing collection of contemporary art, and it boasts the broadest and most significant body of work by Eric Ravilious (1903 – 1942).

This special, behind-the-scenes tour of Towner’s art store will focus on the many female artists in the collection. Led by a member of Towner’s knowledgeable team, you’ll have to chance to get close to and find out more about work by a range of artists including Louisa Paris and Tirzah Garwood as well as contemporary work by Elizabeth Frink and Elizabeth Magill.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (with charge)Disabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPublic toiletsRegional Tourist Board MemberWelcome HostWheelchairs availableAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 8 Sep 2018 15:00 to 16:00


Free entry

Booking preferred.


See location of Towner Art Gallery on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: OA 611838  Lat: 50.76272 Long: 0.28297

Towner is 10 minute walk / 5 minute taxi ride from Eastbourne station. Follow Gildredge Road, cross over South Street and Furness Road, and continue on to College Road. Towner is situated at the end of the road at the left, where College Road meets Carlisle Road.

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 1 mile from Eastbourne station


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Credit cards accepted (with charge)Credit cards accepted (with charge)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Welcome HostWelcome Host
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality