Newhaven Historical Society own and manage the Newhaven Local and Maritime Museum which is located at Paradise Park in Newhaven, East Sussex – within easy reach of Brighton and Eastbourne. The museum houses a diverse collection of photographs and artifacts relating to local heritage and the maritime history of Newhaven and the surrounding area.
The Society was founded by four local history enthusiasts and collectors, including our Honorary Curator, Peter Bailey MBE. The Newhaven Museum first opened in 1971 in a small rented room adjoining the old Pilot's House on Newhaven's West Quay and expanded to its current location in 1996.
Access can often be allowed during Jan/Feb/Mar by contacting the secretary Tony Helyar 01273 515404.
It will re-open on 30 March 2014: Weekdays 2.00pm - 4.00pm & Sat/Sun 2.00pm - 5.00pm.An annual programme of interesting talks and events take place at the Hillcrest Centre, Hillcrest Road, Newhaven, BN99EA.These are frequently of interest to anyone researching family history and the life and times of their family in Newhaven and East Sussex.
Next Event: Tuesday 1st April 2014 - 7.00 for 7.30pm Tuesday 3rd June 2014
The lost industries of Lewes - John Davey
Members - free entry
Guests welcome - £2.00 entry
- An ABC of Sussex Churches
Speaker: Kevin GordonTuesday 7th October 2014
- The Secret Sussex Resistance (WW2)
Speaker: Stewart AngellTuesday 2nd December 2014
- Aspects of Sussex during the Great War
Speaker: Ian EverestLocal History Speakers - The society is always pleased to have information from speakers who can give a talk for about an hour on subjects including Newhaven, Maritime History, Family History, Social History, Brighton, Eastbourne and East Sussex in general. Please contact the secretary with details.
Newhaven (01273) 515404 email@example.com
Newhaven Local and Maritime Museum, near Brighton, East Sussex, UK