Newhaven Historical Society

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Newhaven Museum
near Brighton, East Sussex


Following recent Government recommendations we have decided to cancel the Newhaven Historical Society speaker events at the Hillcrest Centre on April 7th and June 2nd.
The specific advice around non-essential gatherings means the society needs to act responsibly to protect our members, guests and speakers along with anyone helping during these evenings.
For the same reason, it will also be necessary to delay the opening of the Newhaven Museum which was scheduled to open on April 4th.
We're sure you will all be disappointed but feel there is no other course of action open to us in the present climate.
Thanks for your support in these difficult times.

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

Newhaven Museum:

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 7th April 2020 at 7.30pm

Peacehaven and Telscombe - how they really started


Over the years, a number of stories have arisen about how the towns of Peacehaven and Telscombe came into existence. Whilst studying for his Master's in History, Stanley Barnard found that history was not always as previously told and his talk will explain the fascinating story of these two settlements

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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