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:

OPENING TIMES DURING 2021 (As from 20 July)
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 5th October 2021 at 7.30pm - subject to COVID restrictions



The Commonwealth War Graves Commission – and the Newhaven War Graves

Speaker: Ian Everest

Ian Everest's interests in this organisation started 35 years ago when he travelled to Northern France to visit the grave of his great uncle. Like many others who have visited the war cemeteries, he developed a great respect and admiration for the high standards of their presentation and maintenance.. The talk will look at the origins of the Commission , the work involved in constructing the cemeteries and how it manages to inspire new generations to honour those who fell for their country. Ian will also look at the war graves in the Newhaven Cemetery and the 'missing' German military graves from the Second World War.



Guests welcome: Entrance £5.00

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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