Bexhill Museum is an independent, volunteer-run museum based in the seaside town of Bexhill, East Sussex
From fashion and dinosaurs to local history and Bexhill's motor racing heritage, Bexhill Museum has something for everyone.
Follow the 'What's on?' link for the museum calendar and the 'Current Exhibitions' link to find out what you can find at the museum this season.
Bexhill Museum is managed by Bexhill Museum Limited, a volunteer run registered charitable company, limited by guarantee.
(Reg Charity No. 1102638).
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HERITAGE TRAILS LAUNCHED
Where would the seeker after local history find the “frapping” point once used by the town’s commercial fishermen?
For that matter where would they find the site of the WWII WVS “Forces’ Corner,” the Cinema de Luxe opened a century ago or the former Police Station opened in 1903?
The answers to these and many other local points of interest may now be found along four new Heritage Trails.
These free new full-colour publications by Bexhill Museum, produced with the assistance of Rother District Council and the De La Warr Pavilion, are designed with both visitors and residents in mind.
They are the work of museum researcher Paul Wright.
In the first leaflet, A Brief History of Bexhill, Paul charts Bexhill’s origins in the grant of a charter in AD772 by King Offa of Mercia for the building of St Peter’s Church.
The leaflet takes the reader from Domesday Book references to the Napoleonic Wars when 5,000 Hanoverian troops of the King’s German Legion were garrisoned in the town and on to Bexhill’s rapid turn-of-century development by the 7th and 8th Earls De La Warr into a fashionable seaside resort and the building in 1935 of the
De La Warr Pavilion.
Individual leaflets are devoted to East Parade (Red Trail), West Parade (Blue Trail), Devonshire Square (Green Trail) and Buckhurst Place (Orange Trail). Each trail is about two miles long and two hours could be spent exploring each trail.