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. The museum is open:
Weekdays (except Monday), 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 Talk: Tuesday 4th June 2013 - 7.00 for 7.30pm The South Downs of East Sussex.
Speaker - Monty Larkin
Members - free entry
Guests welcome - £2.00 entryTuesday 1st October 2013
- The Women's Land Army - a Sussex connection
Speaker - Ian EverestTuesday 3rd December 2013
- The history of BBC Radio Brighton.
Speaker - John HentyLocal 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Newhaven Local and Maritime Museum, near Brighton, East Sussex, UK