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Peter Fairhurst

Peter Fairhurst: An imaginative and inspirational friend

With the death of former museum CEO, technologist and much loved teacher Peter Fairhurst, Bexhill bid farewell to a man with an original, creative and inventive mind.
Bexhill Christmas Railway

The Izzard family story behind the Winter Wartime Model Railway

Eddie Izzard tells Sky News how the story of his father’s return home as a wartime evacuee inspired the creation of the Bexhill Winter Wartime Model Railway.
Bexhill Museum

Bexhill Museum temporarily closed to the general public

In line with government recommendations and in line with other heritage venues, Bexhill Museum was closed to the general public on Thursday 19 March 2020.
Workshops for the visually impaired

A new project for the visually impaired

Bexhill Museum has launched a new community project for 2020. Funded by Arts Council England, Insight to Culture is inviting visually impaired members of the community to join workshops at the museum to explore the galleries and collection.

Bring Coastal Currents Back to Bexhill in 2020

Last year’s Coastal Currents Arts Festival really left its mark on Bexhill – literally! – with a fantastic mural in Wickham Road. Exhibitions, open studios, and much more kept creativity popping up all along the coast between Hastings, Rye, St Leonards, Bexhill and Eastbourne.
Eddie Izzard at the WWII gallery in Bexhill Museum

Eddie boosts Xmas special opening hours

BEXHILL Museum has extended its season to open over the Christmas period – boosted by the popularity of a new model railway commissioned by one of the town’s most famous names.
Bexhill WW1

Christmas Museum Exclusive

Our new World War II Gallery is open and featuring the Bexhill in Winter 1940 themed model railway layout designed by Eddie Izzard.  And if that inspires you, pick up some of  our exclusive set of Christmas cards featuring images of the model railway covered in snow.
Eddie Izzard

Eddie opens his Crazy Idea

An enthusiastic Eddie Izzard has explained to press and television how his “crazy idea” of recreating the snow scene which greeted his evacuee father on his return to Bexhill for Christmas 1940 has become reality.
Bexhill marks Queen Victoria's 200th anniversary

Bexhill marks Queen Victoria’s 200th anniversary

THE star exhibit in the Museums Costume and Social History gallery, a mourning dress worn by Queen Victoria in 1892, was once used for dressing-up games, the donor has revealed.