Bexhill Museum

Bexhill Museum's collections range from local history and archaeology to fashion and the town's motoring heritage.

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Bexhill Museum

Bexhill Museum's collections range from local history and archaeology to fashion and the town's motoring heritage.

Bexhill Museum is reopening from July 9

Bexhill Museum offers something for everyone from local history & archaeology to fashion & Bexhill’s motor heritage. Our unique collections are housed in a distinctive building combining a traditional Edwardian museum with a modern extension.

In line with Government guidelines we closed our doors during the worst of the Covid-19 crisis. Now we able to reopen, our priority is ensuring that visitors and residents alike can enjoy our fascinating collections safely.

We’ve been working with our colleagues in the 1066 Country network and taking advice from the professionals on the best ways to reopen our galleries to our visitors & members.

We have removed unnecessary touchpoints, increased the availability of hand sanitiser, introduced one-way walking systems, added protective screens, and increased signage and non-contact communication.

And our famous model railways, designed & inspired by our Patron Eddie Izzard, are running throughout the day.

We will be reopening between 11am and 3pm Thursday through Sunday for the first few weeks. There’s more about the Museum’s preparations for reopening here.

Take plenty of photos and share them with us @BexhillMuseum and @Visit1066Country. We’d love to see them, and share them with the folks who are still staying home.

The Sargent Collection | The Costume Collection  | The Technology Collection | Bexhill in WWII | Izzard Family Model Railway

Emergency support for Bexhill Museum during the Covid-19 crisis has been provided by the National Lottery via Arts Council England, and East Sussex County Council.

Additional support for our reopening activities has come from the South East Museum Development Programme and the European Regional Development Fund via the South East Creatives Cultural and Digital Sector Programme.

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