Newhaven Historical Society

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Newhaven Museum
near Brighton, East Sussex


Newhaven Historical Society own and manage the Newhaven 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 and 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. The honorary curator is Tony Helyar.

Museum opening times 2017:

The museum is currently undergoing a programme of work to improve the accessibility and presentation of its photographic archive and is scheduled to re-open on April 1st. Further updates will be shown on this website and our Facebook site in due course.


For further info about opening times please telephone Tony Helyar : 01273 515404



An annual programme of interesting talks and events take place at the Hillcrest Centre, Hillcrest Road, Newhaven, BN9 9EA.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 7th February 2017 - 7.00 for 7.30pm


A.G.M followed by a presentation by Tom Bonner of Newhaven Past in Cine Film and Video

Members - free entry
Guests welcome - £2.00 entry



Local 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 ahelyar@tiscali.co.uk


Newhaven Museum, near Brighton, East Sussex, UK


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