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 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: Thursday 7th February 2019 - 7.00 for 7.30pm
Annual General Meeting
To be followed by an illustrated presentation,
The River Cuckmere - from source to sea
Speaker: Kevin Gordon
The Cuckmere River flows for about 25 miles from near Heathfield to the coast where the meanders have become an iconic scene. Local Historian, Kevin Gordon will tell the story of the river and the villages and features it passes including Burlow Castle, the Alfriston Beaver and the lost village of Exceat. The talk will conclude with stories of piracy, smuggling and wrecking near Seaford Head.
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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