Blues Unlimited – new exhibition

Blues Unlimited - new exhibition

BEXHIL Museum has a new exhibition for 2019 celebrating the work of two townspeople who in the 1960s founded a magazine still considered to have been one of the premier publications in its field. Did you know Bexhill was the birthplace of Blues Unlimited Magazine? This small exhibition in the museum reception area explains the … Read more

Eddie dedicates WWII rail layout

Eddie dedicates WWII rail layout

MODEL locomotives were chuffing, an air-raid warning siren was wailing and World War II posters lined the wall as the museum’s patron, comedian and actor Eddie Izzard, dedicated its newest attraction. The Park Gallery was packed. Television and press cameras concentrated on the star. But there was one key absentee. Two years ago Eddie and … Read more

Armistice Figure donated

Armistice Figure donated

A FIVE feet tall silhouette of a First World War soldier is in place at the Museum. Sited in a window overlooking Egerton Park, it will draw visitors to the museum’s forthcoming Armistice exhibition. The figure is one of thousands produced by veterans working for Royal British Legion Industries and sold in support of ex-service … Read more

Town’s Hotel Industry Heyday recalled

AT its peak Bexhill’s hotel industry was a major factor in the town’s economy. In the inter-war period Bexhill Hotels Association boasted around 140 members. Bexhill had been transformed at the turn of the 20th Century from a small hill-top village to a thriving seaside resort by the efforts of the 7th and 8th Earls … Read more

Southern Counties Costume Group Tour

FOURTEEN members of the Southern Counties Costume Group were given a conducted tour of the Museum and its extensive costume collection on the afternoon of Saturday, April 21st. Collectively, the group has extensive knowledge of the history of costume and visits collections across the region. Group members visiting the museum were drawn from as far … Read more

Centenary tribute to Spike Milligan

DURING three months of research to produce the museum’s centenary tribute to Spike Milligan, volunteer Yvonne Cleland frequently found herself reduced to helpless mirth by the late comedian’s humour. No wonder that museum patron Eddie Izzard describes Spike as the “godfather of alternative comedy.” The illustrated tribute on the Sargent Gallery’s west wall has been … Read more

Museum thanks donor

The Centerpiece of the current display in the museum’s Costume and Social History gallery is a sombre black dress which is easily the most significant item in its extensive costume collection.  The mourning dress worn by Queen Victoria for the funeral in 1892 of her grandson the Duke of Clarence was previously on extended loan … Read more

Sept Outing: Savill Garden, Windsor Great Park – Tuesday 4th September

Outing to Savill Garden, Windsor Great Park on Tuesday 4th September. The garden covers 35 Acres with landscaped areas and woodland settings. Explore the gardens. Bring a picnic or there is a cafe and a restaurant. We will then move on at 2.15 pm to explore Dorney Court, a beautiful English Manor House set in … Read more