Newhaven Historical Society

King George

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, 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.

Museum opening times:

November : Saturday 11.00am - 4.00pm. Sunday 2.00pm - 4.00pm
Please note that the museum will be closed during the winter - details of re-opening in 2016 will be posted on the website.

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 1st December 2015 - 7.00 for 7.30pm

Salvaging the Costa Concordia

Speaker: Mike Stockwell

The Costa Concordia ran aground on 13 January 2012, resulting in the loss of life of 32 passengers. Newhaven-based company Titan Salvage was appointed as lead contractor to remove the wreck. After an operation lasting 2 years which became the largest and most expensive wreck removal project in history, Titan successfully righted, refloated and towed the vessel to Genoa for scrapping. Speaker Mike Stockwell was one of the key members of staff involved with the task. A fascinating evening is expected about this amazing piece of recovery work which was covered by the media throughout the world.

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

Newhaven Museum, near Brighton, East Sussex, UK

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