|THE SHIPWRECK MUSEUM||Museums & Galleries|
|Rock A Nore Road, Hastings, East Sussex, TN34 3DW|
This award winning museum is devoted to the history of wrecked ships. Hastings has one of the richest displays of shipwrecks at low tide in Europe.
An exciting audio-visual presentation tells the story of the ships featured in the display. These include a medieval sailing barge sunk in the Thames at London; the 70-gun English warship Anne beached near Hastings in 1690 during the Battle of Beachy Head; and the Dutch East Indiaman Amsterdam that ran aground at Hastings. Additional features include push-button videos, touch screen technology and Primrose - the last Rye barge.
Group Bookings can book anytime throughout the year. Opening times are on the website.
|LITTLEHAMPTON MUSEUM||Museums & Galleries|
|The Manor House, Church Street, Littlehampton, West Sussex, BN17 5EW|
Littlehampton Museum is in the heart of the town centre and offers a fascinating insight into the community.
Littlehampton's social history is explored through a variety of exciting galleries, many with audio points and interactive elements to help guide you through the history of the town.
Admission and helpful advice is all FREE so come along and enjoy a visit to your local family museum.
|THE BRIGHTON TOY & MODEL MUSEUM||Museums & Galleries|
|52-55 Trafalgar Street, Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 4EB|
With a collection of teddy bears, dolls, planes, forts and trains and Toy & Model film memorabilia.
The museum is located in four of the arches under Brighton Railway Station.
The museum covers over 4,000 square feet with over 25,000 exhibits and has an 'Aladdin's Cave' atmosphere.
Events and exhibitions are held throughout the year, please contact us for more information.
Open all year.
Tuesday to Friday.
Last admission 4pm.
|HASTINGS MUSEUM & ART GALLERY||Museums & Galleries|
|Johns Place, Bohemia Road, Hastings, East Sussex, TN34 1ET|
Hastings Museum and Art Gallery contains fine paintings and china, the cultures of other lands and a contrasting view of local wildlife today and as it would have been 150 million years ago. There are plenty of special features for children with fossils, local animals and a display on the Hastings born conservationist, Grey Owl. The most spectacular part of the museum is the magnificent Durbar Hall constructed for the Indian and Colonial Exhibition of 1886. There is also a wide ranging programme of exhibitions by the very best local artists, national touring exhibitions and local history topics.
|REDOUBT FORTRESS & MILITARY MUSEUM||Museums & Galleries|
|Royal Parade, Eastbourne, East Sussex, BN22 7AQ|
Arguably one of Eastbourne's hidden treasures, this impressive circular fortress was built between 1804-1810 to defend the coast from possible invasion from Napoleonic France. Now restored, it houses one of the south's largest military museums. Collections on display include uniforms, medals and documents from the Sussex Combined Services, The Royal Sussex Regiment and the Queen's Royal Irish Hussars. Since 2004 an ongoing programme of redevelopment has been taking place at the Redoubt. With a new welcoming entrance area and signs throughout the building visitor facilities have already been improved. In addition there are a number of refurbished displays and a major new exhibition, supported by a series of events.
|MARLIPINS MUSEUM||Museums & Galleries|
|High Street, Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex, BN43 5DA|
Marlipins Museum reopened to the public on 1st May 2004 with new displays and two new galleries after an extensive period of redevelopment.
Doors from 10.30am to 4.30pm, Tuesday to Saturday.
|THE PRIEST HOUSE||Museums & Galleries|
|North Lane, West Hoathly, West Sussex, RH19 4PP|
Standing in the beautiful surroundings of a traditional cottage garden on the edge of Ashdown Forest, the Priest House is an early 15th century timber-framed hall-house with a dramatic roof of Horsham stone.
It was probably built for the Priory of St. Pancras in Lewes and in Elizabethan times was modernised into a substantial Yeomen's dwelling.
It is now a museum containing a fascinating array of domestic country furniture, kitchen equipment, needlework and household items. Outside there is a formal herb garden containing over 170 culinary, medicinal and folklore herbs.
|BENTLEY WILDFOWL & MOTOR MUSEUM||Museums & Galleries|
|Harveys Lane, Halland, Lewes, East Sussex, BN8 5AF|
Something for everyone with one of the largest waterfowl collections including Swans, Geese, Ducks, Cranes and Flamingo's in a natural setting.
The Motor Museum has over 100 exhibits including Veteran, Edwardian, Vintage and Classic cars and bikes.
The Gardens are a reflection of the house with a series of rooms divided by yew hedges.
There is a Woodland Trail, Playground, Picnic Area, Tearoom and Craft Workshops.
Disabled access; free electric wheelchairs available on request. Free parking. Assistance dogs only (except in wildfowl reserve).
|ANNE OF CLEVES HOUSE MUSEUM||Museums & Galleries|
|52 Southover High Street, Lewes, East Sussex, BN7 1JA|
Part of the divorce settlement made by Henry VIII to Anne of Cleves, this lovely Wealden hall-house is now a popular venue for weddings and a range of other events.
On display are artefacts including Wealden ironwork, firebacks, cannon and the story of Lewes from the 16th century to the present day.
|THE REGENCY TOWN HOUSE TOUR||Museums & Galleries|
|13 Brunswick Square, Hove, East Sussex, BN3 1EH|
Explore Regency life and the development of Brunswick town designed by Charles Busby in the 1820's during a guided tour. Look at Busby's drawings of the project and visit the Regency town house, which is undergoing restoration. Tours available throughout the year, please call to confirm times and prices.
|BOOTH MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY||Museums & Galleries|
|194 Dyke Rosd, Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 5AA|
Originally built to house his private collection, Edward Thomas Booth (born 1840) spent much of his time collecting, stuffing and casing birds. Bequeathed to the Brighton Corporation, several other collections have since been added and the museum now illustrates the evolution of wildlife and the natural world.
|BRIGHTON MUSEUM & ART GALLERY||Museums & Galleries|
|Royal Pavilion Gardens, Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 1EE|
The museum houses everything from fine art, Art Nouveau, Art Deco, fashion items from the 1800s onwards, the Willett Collection of pottery and porcelain, ethnography and furniture. Plus, these outstanding buildings were originally stables and a riding school for Prince Regent.
|HOVE MUSEUM & ART GALLERY||Museums & Galleries|
|19 New Church Road, Hove, East Sussex, BN3 4AB|
The museum is split into a number of galleries including the Wizard's Attic which contains toys and interactive exhibits regarding children's lives, a local gallery plus other exhibits regarding the town's pioneer film-makers. There are also two contemporary craft galleries that showcase star objects from the collection, introduce some of the key craft pioneers of the 20th century and explore the process of craft making.
|ROYAL PAVILION||Museums & Galleries|
|Royal Pavilion Gardens, Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 1EE|
John Nash transformed the spectacular seaside palace of the Prince Regent (George IV) between 1815 and 1822 into one of the most dazzling and exotic buildings in the British Isles. The Royal Pavilion houses furniture and works of art including original pieces lent by HM The Queen and a magnificent display of Regency silver-gilt. Glorious decorations and fantastic furnishings have been re-created in a £10 million extensive restoration programme. The Queen Adelaide tearooms provide a sweeping view over the Pavilion gardens, which have also been returned to their original Regency splendour. No access available for wheelchair users to the upper floor.
|PRESTON MANOR||Museums & Galleries|
|Preston Drove, Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 6SD|
Experience the charms of this delightful old Manor House, dating from 1250. Rebuilt in 1738 and added to in 1905, it powerfully evokes the atmosphere of an Edwardian gentry home both 'Upstairs' and 'Downstairs'. Explore more than twenty rooms over four floors from the superbly renovated servants' quarters in the basement to the children's day nursery on the upper floor. The house contains notable collections of furniture, portraits, silver and family memorabilia. Preston Manor is situated next to Preston Park in Preston Drove, 2 miles (5 minutes drive) north of central Brighton on the A23. Nearest train station is Preston Park. Open April to September.