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 :

OPEN; Tuesday, Wednesdays, Friday and Saturday - 11.00am until 4.00pm

Adult Admission £3.00 (accompanied children free of charge)

For further info about opening times please telephone Will Pilfold : 01273 517603

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 5th June 2018 - 7.00 for 7.30pm


Training for War: Life in First World War Training Camps in Newhaven and Sussex

Speaker: Jenny Flood

“The life suits me and I have adapted myself to it, but am a different boy from the one you knew.” This line, written by Private Sugden in a letter to his sweetheart whilst training at Newhaven, expresses how he has adjusted to army life. But did all new recruits feel the same?

This illustrated talk will look at the experiences of men training for war in Newhaven and the surrounding area.

Members - free entry
Guests welcome - £5.00 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) 517603 willpilfold@hotmail.co.uk


Newhaven Museum, near Brighton, East Sussex, UK


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