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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.

Lace and embroidery weekend

EXQUISITE quality was the hallmark of the Museum’s lace and embroidery weekend, an event which brought admirers of these skills to the Costume Group’s beautifully-presented display in the Education Room on April 27th and 28th.
Bexhill's Amiens Raid Air Ace

Bexhill’s Amiens Raid Air Ace

BRITISH & Commonwealth servicemen and women who lost their lives in the service of their countries are buried all over the world where their graves are tended by dedicated groups of local volunteers.
1950s and 60s Exhibition

1950s and 60s Exhibition

VIBRANT colours, bold imaginative designs –   Bexhill Museum’s 2019 exhibition on the Costume Gallery catwalk pays tribute to the exotic Fifties and Sixties. Costume Group volunteers Georgina Bradley, Stella Hales-Morris and colleagues have selected with care from the museum#s extensive collection to produce a display which is at once elegant and stunning. Here are ... Read more
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