Newhaven Historical Society

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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 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:

OPENING TIMES DURING 2019 UNTIL 26th OCTOBER : 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 February 2020 at 7.30pm


AGM followed by "Shoreham Fort - Past, Present and Future"

Gary Baines, Chairman of the Friends of Shoreham Fort talks about the diverse history of Shoreham Fort and also the development of Palmerston Fortifications along the Sussex and Hampshire coasts.

*Travel through time… .
*When and why the forts were built and how they prevented attack.
* Where the forts were strategically placed.
* How the use changed from defending the country to becoming the first ever film studio.
*Why the fort was then left to decay.
* What is happening to conserve and maintain the last fort of its kind.
*The plans to restore the fort and return it to the community to use.

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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