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Interesting history of Eastbourne. We especially enjoyed the old films of the area which are shown... read more

Reviewed 11 October 2018
Afternoon visit

Very interesting exhibition on at the moment called, Eastbourne in sickness and in health. It's all... read more

Reviewed 28 August 2018
Jane B
Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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2 Carlisle Road, Eastbourne BN21 4BT, England
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Reviewed 11 October 2018

Interesting history of Eastbourne. We especially enjoyed the old films of the area which are shown in the cinema in the basement of this building. Check opening hours before visiting because it's not open every day but once you have your ticket, it's valid for...More

1  Thank Couple-Tadworth
Reviewed 28 August 2018

Very interesting exhibition on at the moment called, Eastbourne in sickness and in health. It's all about the history of Eastbourne going back to 1869 and the towns first convalescent Hospital, All Saints. Queen Victoria's daughter, Princes Alice, stayed at Compton Place to recuperate in...More

Thank Jane B
Reviewed 9 August 2018

So many people walk by this wonderful centre. Full of history and interesting stuff! Just sorry it isn't open more days, but it's probably run by volunteers, so can understand why.

Thank Sue M
Reviewed 28 July 2018 via mobile

When I paid my £3 I was given a ticket valid for a month which is unusual and struck me as odd as this is only a small museum. There are excellent exhits on the history and growth of Eastbourne as a town and holiday...More

Thank sheepygold
Reviewed 25 October 2017 via mobile

Not open Tuesday or Wednesday. Such s shame as it looks as if it might be interesting. TripAdvisor users please take note. Shame it doesn’t say so on the website!

2  Thank Wersaints
Reviewed 14 October 2017

Mu husband and I went into the exhibition at 3.00. and came out at 4.30 - three floors of excellent history about Eastbourne, well presented and the basement floor showing superb old films about the shops and the travel information. The ground floor was full...More

2  Thank Lacey27
Reviewed 28 August 2017

Worth a visit before you have a wander around Eastbourne. It details how the town was planned and developed from 4 hamlets by the landowners, the influence of the coming of the railway; Eastboune an unlikely bombing target in WW2 and the plans for the...More

1  Thank SHDC-Dancer
Reviewed 1 February 2017

Been to Eastbourne several times and never been here before, what a gem, good information on the heritage of Eastbourne, very well displayed. The film in the basement was so good and we will certainly visit again.

2  Thank Sue P
Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

Seeing this place on TripAdvisor on a visit to town we thought that we should visit - and we're glad we did! Although the building appears small on entry, it hides 3 floors of information about the town and its history. This is coupled with...More

Thank 914bryanp
Reviewed 2 September 2016

It took me until my third visit to Eastbourne to visit the Heritage Centre, but I wish that it had not. It is staffed by kind, helpful and enthusiastic volunteers and houses two main exhibitions - one on the general development of Eastbourne, including the...More

3  Thank MAH3862
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3 April 2017|
Response from Peacelover2016 |
Adults £3, Seniors / students £2.50, Children £1, Family £6. Group discounts (10 or more visitors) are available, and the Heritage Centre can be opened for groups outside of normal opening times (subject to the availability... More