About the Museum

To inspire people of all ages and promote learning and enjoyment among all Bexhill residents as well as visitors by encouraging discovery

Bexhill Museum Ltd Is a registered company in England & Wales (no.4959445) limited by guarantee and a registered charity (no. 1102638). The company was formed in November 2003 when Bexhill Museum and the Old Town Costume Museum amalgamated.

The primary purpose of Bexhill Museum is to collect, conserve, display and interpret objects and information related to the history and natural environment of our surrounding area. This work is undertaken for the benefit of the public and, in particular, the residents of Bexhill and district, local schools & colleges and visitors to the 1066 Country area. Our emphasis is on education through displays and exhibitions in the gallery and by outreach work in the community.

Bexhill Museum is an independent museum and a registered charity. It is directed by the Rother District Curator and run almost entirely by volunteers. The Museum Director-Trustees are elected by the membership.

Our Curator

Julian Porter MA is employed by Rother District Council as District Curator on attachment to Bexhill Museum.

Directors and Trustees

The director-trustees currently serving are:

Anne Stacey – Chair

Georgina Bradley

Gordon Smith

J E S Crone

John Betts

Leah Fusco

Natalie Tilbury

Peggy Goodberry

Sally Hemmings

Day to day operations are the responsibility of an executive committee of volunteers headed by the District Curator.

Volunteers coordinator: Gordon Smith

Membership: Jenny Snape

Museum shop: Beryl Feakins, Christine Waterfield, Teresa Peirce

Front of House: Karen Smith, Peter Booth

Education programme: Anne Lucarotti, Charlotte Moon, Lesley Wilde

Collections care: Mary Bywater

Digital archives: John Newport, Rohan Jayasekera

Social Media: Julian Porter, Mari Edwards

The museum has two part-time paid employees: Rohan Jayasekera, business support officer, and Toni Neville, housekeeping.

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