Museums, Galleries and Historical Attractions
If you're looking for an artistic, historical or just plain informative day out in East Sussex, look no further...

Battle Abbey
High Street, Battle
Explore historical buildings and the famous battlefield. High tech visitor centre, events throughout the year, one of the most popular visitor attractions in the South East.

Bexhill Museum
Egerton Road, Bexhill
Newly refurbished and expanded there are displays and exhibitions for everyone to enjoy. A range of galleries displaying everything from motor racing to dinosaurs to social history and local arts and crafts.

Bodiam Castle
Bodiam, Near Robertsbridge
Among the most famous and beautiful castles in Britain, dating from 1385. Extremely rare example of its kind set in picturesque countryside. Enhance your visit to Bodiam with a STEAM TRAIN journey.

Nr Lewes
An artists home and garden, the meeting place of the "Bloomsbury group" of writers, painters and intellectuals. Open wednesdays to Saturdays between April and October.

De La Warr Pavillion
Seafront, Bexhill
Constructed in 1935 and surely one of the most famous buildings in Sussex. Home to concerts and art exhibitions as well as being the perfect venue to enjoy a pot of tea with sea views.

Hastings Museum & Art Gallery
Old Town Hall, Hastings
A rich mixture of displays reflecting local themes and the culture of other lands. Regular events for all age groups.

Hastings Old Town
With it's unique net huts and fresh fish stalls stocked by the largest, beach-launched fishing fleet in Britain, Hastings old town is the perfect place for a day trip. Explore narrow lanes, quirky craft and antique shops and cosy pubs serving locally brewed ales. Details of where to find refreshments in the area can be found in our Pubs & Restaurants section

Herstmonceux Castle
Nr Hailsham
A magnificent, brick-built, moated Tudor castle which hosts many events throughout the year. Surrounded by carefully maintained, Elizabethan gardens, perfect for a relaxed stroll.

"How we lived then" Museum

Cornfield Terrace, Eastbourne
Museum of shops and Social history with over 100,000 exhibits on four floors. Discounted entry for the over 60's.

Kent and East Sussex Railway
Britains finest rural light railway, relive the glory days of steam with a nostalgic journey through beautiful countryside. Regular special events, please see the website for further information.

Long Man of Wilmington

Nr Alfriston
Over 230 feet in length and dating from the 17th century, this chalk carved figure nestles among the beautiful downs. An unusual landmark that makes a walk in the local area unique.

Michelham Priory

Find out about the Priory's fascinating 800 year history.

Newhaven Fort

Built in 1859 and used by the military until 1962, the fort is now a fascinating place to explore. A huge collection of military memorabilia and fantastic views of the English Channel.

Observatory Science Centre

Nr Herstmonceux
Discover science in action with amazing, hands on displays. Indoor and outdoor fun for all ages.

Pashley Manor Gardens
Nr Wadhurst
A quintessential English Garden on the Sussex and Kent border. A sumptuous blend of romantic landscaping, imaginative plantings and fine old trees. Gardens open from April to September, excellent cafe.

Redoubt Fortress
Royal Parade, Eastbourne
Eastbourne's hidden treasure, for over 200 years the redoubt has stood ready to defend the coast. Housing three regimental collections and regular special events.


One of the historic Cinque Ports, Rye now stands almost two miles from the sea at the confluence of the rivers Rother, Tillingham and Brede. Boasting cobbled streets and a wealth of picturesque buildings, Rye makes a charming day trip destination. Details of where to find refreshments in the area can be found in our Pubs & Restaurants section

Rye Art Gallery
Founded in 1957 and standing in the heart of historical Rye, the Rye Art Gallery offers works of regional and national importance.

Towner Gallery
Royal Parade, Eastbourne
Contemporary art museum for South East England. Admission free, wide range of exhibitions and events.

Yesterdays World

A charming museum with displays and exhibits dating from the Victorian era, right up to the 1970's. Also boasting a glorious walled garden making it the perfect venue for afternoon tea.