Bexhill Museum
Bexhill Museum
4.5
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
About
Bexhill Museum offers something for everyone from local history & archaeology to fashion & Bexhill’s motor heritage. Our unique collections are housed in a distinctive building combining a traditional Edwardian museum with a modern extension. The Museum runs a wide range of special events, activities and workshops throughout the year for children, families and adults.
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1-2 hours
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  • Louis
    1 contribution
    Not to be missed!
    Welcoming staff, smiling, and brimming with helpful information .... Niel was the perfect entryway host for this charming museum. So much to see please allow ample time to expore. A real treasure for Bexhill-on-Sea
    Visited February 2023
    Written 24 February 2023
  • Donna J
    2 contributions
    Bexhill museum
    What a lovely town museum, the volunteers were very helpful friendly and enthusiastic, as well as knowledgeable. The museum it self has a wide selection of historical works including a wonderful collection of clothing throughout the ages. There is a transport section that has a wonderful N gauge snow layout and a OO gauge which belonged to Eddie Izzards family. Well worth a visit.
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 4 March 2023
  • VKS99
    Reading, United Kingdom54 contributions
    An excellent local museum
    This is a really well presented and varied museum. The exhibits include a range of objects to illustrate the history of Bexhill and its people, as well as larger individual exhibits such as the model railway layouts and the racing cars. In addition, there is a large gallery of textile items illustrating fashion and clothing over the last 250 years. The volunteer staff were incredibly friendly and helpful without you feeling pounced upon, and allowed you to wander and explore on your own whilst being very willing to chat about the exhibits in a knowledgeable and informative way. We spent over an hour wandering around and could have stayed longer if we had more time.
    Visited March 2023
    Written 5 March 2023
  • Greenlake
    18 contributions
    How a museum should be !!
    What a lovely museum.There are many varied displays to look at and the staff, many of whom are volunteers, are very knowledgeable and helpful. The Izzard family trainsets are wonderful and have buttons to press - which appeals to both old and young.My husband and I visited for the princely sum of £2.50 each (old wrinklies rate) and it would have been a bargain at twice the price. An ideal way to spend a morning or afternoon at Bexhill. As the museum backs onto Egerton Park you could even make a day of it.The parking on Bexhill seafront is only £2 for 10 hours (8am to 6pm) so all in all it's a bit of a bargain.
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 27 March 2023
  • Philippa G
    6 contributions
    Fascinating history of a town that encapsulates wider historical trends
    We spent a very enjoyable morning at Bexhill Museum. Bexhill has a fascinating - and sometimes surprising - history encapsulating British history from colonialism, to the massification of leisure and the rise and fall (and rise again?) of the British seaside. It covers sporting history, history of the railways, the role Bexhill played in popularising blues music and more! The staff and very helpful and knowledgable too. Well worth a visit and you will definitely discover things you never knew including the original plans for the De La Warr Pavilion… I urge you to go!
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 16 June 2023
  • Lord Brett M
    15 contributions
    Excellent Tardis of Artefacts
    Excellent Tardis of artefacts. From what appears outside to be a very small establishment once you enter, all becomes clear how large the premises actually is. A very interesting establishment containing everything from world record breaking land vehicles and steam powered cars, to Egyptian artefacts, dinosaur footprints, a stunning mineral collection, 2 fabulous train sets owned by (Suzie) Eddie Izzard, a wonderful history of how the museum was created amongst an array of other exhibits, if one is lucky, they can even have a personal guided tour by the very informative and helpful Gordon. We'll worth a visit
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 28 June 2023
  • Ramona_Joan
    Hereford, United Kingdom36 contributions
    Well worth a visit- some beautiful displays.
    A charming museum, with helpful staff. We had to look around separately as we were not permitted to walk around together with our dog. The artefacts on display are many and extremely varied. My favourite part was the clothing/costume display and also Eddie Izzard’s childhood train set. The miniature town of Bexhill under snow, during war time was phenomenal too. I liked the interactive buttons to see the trains, trams & church bells working. Well worth a visit to this fabulous museum.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 29 June 2023
  • Rosa G
    1 contribution
    Bexhill on sea: Local museum worth a visit.
    This small local museum is staffed by volunteers who are very knowledgeable about the exhibits. I liked especially the snow covered model of the town and seeing the little tram and train run on the tracks. The costume gallery is also a delight.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 29 June 2023
  • P Duly
    Bexhill-on-Sea, United Kingdom7 contributions
    Must visit Bexhill Museum
    Loved our visit. Elva car of National interest with local connections in abundance. Shipwreck history, Costumery, miniature railway with Izzard family connections, Spike Milligan and his wartime exploits in Bexhill area. There's More! Knowledgeable and helpful staff. Thank you.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 5 July 2023
  • A. Lamb
    United Kingdom24 contributions
    Bexhill Museum Volunteers make this place come to life.
    Went to Bexhill Museum today what a find, if you are near the area this is a must to visit. There are so many volunteers who speak to you as you walk round telling you so many facts about artefacts at the museum, so very interesting. A gentleman volunteer spoke to us in depth about the Trainset which was gifted by Izzy Izard, it shows Bexhill town in miniature and the gentleman knew so many wonderful stories from WW2 about the history of the area, it made our day. Would 100% recommend visiting here.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 9 July 2023
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Heather B
Broad Oak, UK91 contributions
Dec 2023 • Couples
Great find on a cold day. Can’t believe we’ve never been before. We received a really warm and enthusiastic welcome from the volunteers. All were very knowledgeable and offered lots of additional information. Lots of interesting exhibits with lots of local finds. Trains, cars, clothing, war, nature even dinosaurs! Go and see for yourself if you’ve never been.
Written 1 December 2023
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Corinne L
Bexhill-on-Sea, UK21 contributions
Nov 2023 • Couples
Loved this place. A diverse range of artefacts in this museum. The whole place was well organised and laid out to easily navigate. The highlight was the knowledgeable staff who explained about the exhibits and gave us lots of historic information about Bexhill, thank you, it was much appreciated.
Written 26 November 2023
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Timothy R
Devon, UK20 contributions
Nov 2023 • Couples
This is an absolute gem of a museum. And made all the more fascinating and enjoyable by the warm welcome and guidance on offer from the team of volunteers. And the highlight of course was the Eddy Izzard inspired model railway.
Written 24 November 2023
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Matt T
Sevenoaks, UK35 contributions
Oct 2023 • Family
We really enjoyed Bexhill-On-Sea museum, the museum has 2 different miniature train sets which go around an accurate miniature Bexhill-On-Sea. The museum tells you facts about the history of Bexhill, including events like World War Two. However the museum is fairly small and only takes around. 45 mins to 1 hour to complete.I would recommend going to this if you have time but it isn’t a must see!
Written 24 October 2023
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Charles B
London, UK19 contributions
Oct 2023 • Solo
This museum is packed with a wide variety of exhibits. It's well worth spending a couple of hours here, if you are interested in local history
Written 9 October 2023
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KimM750
Exeter, UK304 contributions
Aug 2023 • Couples
We visited thinking an hour or two would be enough - no! After 1.5 hours we hadn't left the first exhibit hall!

So much to see and take in ..far too much for a casual glance!

The volunteers were welcoming and friendly, with Angela being exceptional.

We forgot and weren't prompted for Gift Aid, so that was a shame.

Definitely on our To Do list for our next visit to the area .
Written 24 September 2023
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Sushi-fan10
London, UK134 contributions
Sep 2023 • Couples
Truly welcoming and entertaining little museum - with something for everyone. Dinosaur footsteps, a Roman gladiator helmet, taxidermy, Winston Churchill’s boyhood dress, a knitted swimsuit, Eddie Izzard’s family railway set. Planes, trains and automobiles! All for £4 - and really knowledgeable museum staff/volunteers - would recommend to anyone.
Written 24 September 2023
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Keith J
Halifax, UK5 contributions
Sep 2023 • Couples
One of the best small museums we have been in. Staff were brilliant very freindly and engaging a real eclectic mix of items to see especially train sets ! For £3 a bargain.
Written 19 September 2023
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KAHants
Southampton, UK12 contributions
Sep 2023 • Couples
Lovely welcome from really friendly and 'proud to be here' people. There are plenty of fascinating exhibits upstairs but it appears a little muddled and lacking logic. Prehistory sits next to a model of the de la Warr which is above a drawer containing a model of the farm at the Battle of Waterloo; an original Lowry is hidden behind a piano and a soldier mannikin, under a huge spider crab. We loved the story of the little boy and the Bison tusk but the story isn't next to the tusk. Adults can sort this but for children it could be confusing. The downstairs galleries are better and the local history is interesting. It really is very worth a visit, give the museum and yourself time.
Written 12 September 2023
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Derek B
Bexhill-on-Sea, UK2 contributions
Sep 2023 • Family
Brilliant place to visit. A must for anyone visiting or living in Bexhill. Friendly and knowledgeable Volunteers. Learnt so much about my town.
Written 3 September 2023
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