Newhaven Historical Society

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Newhaven Museum
near Brighton, East Sussex

REGISTERED CHARITY NO. 1171675





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 artefacts relating to local heritage and the maritime history of Newhaven and the surrounding area.

Newhaven Museum:

OPEN: 5th April - 29th October 2022

Tuesday, Wednesdays, Friday and Saturday - 11.00am until 4.00pm (until 29th October)

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 June 2022 at 7.30pm


My life as Henry VIII - an historical romp


Tony Harris, actor,historian, and interpreter, has been touring the UK being the 16th century’s most notorious Tudor for over ten years, inhabiting the king-sized costume to bring the Henry VIII to life.
In his inimitable style, all will be revealed about his efforts to produce an heir and expect to hear about the trials and tribulations of having six wives.
For two years Tony Harris lived and worked at Hampton Court Palace playing Henry VIII every other day for the benefit of more than half a million tourists. As part of his contract, the 53-year-old had to agree to remain above 18 stones with a strict diet of cakes and chips to retain the weight.
Tony says, “People forget that when Henry came to the throne he was a fit young man and remained so until his mid-30's and a nasty jousting accident. “I play him as he would have been at my age – and that’s how people expect him to be.

This promises to be a very special evening in Newhaven - don’t miss it!!


Guests welcome: Entrance £5.00

Venue: Hillcrest Centre, Bay Vue Road, Newhaven BN99LH

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 Museum, near Brighton, East Sussex, UK


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