Newhaven Historical Society

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Newhaven Museum
near Brighton, East Sussex




NOTICE: Following on from a members' vote at the AGM of the Newhaven Historical Society on 7th February 2019, the following trustees were all re-elected for another year: Madeleine Empson, Will Pillfold, Stefan Storoszko, Jenny Flood, Marcia Honeyball, Ian Everest, Susan Pillfold, John Cottrell and Angela Simmons.

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.

Newhaven Museum:

OPENING TIMES DURING 2019 : 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 : 07831900130

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 4th June 2019 - 7.00 for 7.30pm


Lewes and Bonfire Night

Speaker: Andy Thomas

Illustrated with his own spectacular photos, Andy explores the historical Sussex town of Lewes, world-renowned for its huge annual Bonfire Night festivities, taking a revealing look at the enthralling multi-layered rituals and events which make this colourful and controversial mix of folklore, liberty issues and burlesque humour unique. Andy, born and bred in Lewes, uses his experience to give an insightful glimpse into this vibrant town of mystery and tradition.

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.
07831900130 [email protected]


Newhaven Museum, near Brighton, East Sussex, UK


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