Newhaven Historical Society

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Newhaven Museum
near Brighton, East Sussex




NOTICE: Following on from a members' vote at the AGM of the Newhaven Historical Society on 7th February 2019, the following trustees were all re-elected for another year: Madeleine Empson, Will Pillfold, Stefan Storoszko, Jenny Flood, Marcia Honeyball, Ian Everest, Susan Pillfold, John Cottrell and Angela Simmons.

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 1996. The honorary curator is Tony Helyar.

The museum is now closed until April 2nd 2019 :

OPENING TIMES DURING 2019 : 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 2nd April 2019 - 7.00 for 7.30pm


Old South Heighton - a Downland village with an industrial past

Speaker: Ian Everest

Take a virtual walk around the village and delve into the past with old photos, paintings, maps, newspaper cuttings and fascinating anecdotes from past residents. Ian will be featuring the farms, the school, industry, the cottages, the churches, the pubs, the shops, entertainment, events, the people and how the two world wars impacted on the village

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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