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:

The museum is currently closed and will reopen on 5th April 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 1st February 2022 at 7.30pm - subject to COVID restrictions


The Ouse Valley chalk pits – their history and landscape impacts

Speaker: Dr Will Pilfold

It has been claimed that the Ouse valley has more chalk pits than anywhere else in Europe. Although none of these pits are in use today, their history and effects on our local landscape is very interesting, especially to those who live here. This illustrated talk explores the origins of the pits, their ownership, why the chalk was extracted, their demise and legacies.

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.
07831900130 [email protected]


Newhaven Museum, near Brighton, East Sussex, UK


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