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NOV
21
by Di Knell
Donations can now be made on line at https://www.justgiving.com/bexhillmuseum....
NOV
17
by Cheryl Poole
A UNIQUE occasion produced a unique response. So many people took up Bexhill Museum’s offer to mark Armistice Day amid its WWI commemorative exhibition that the gallery was packed. Visitors observed the Two Minutes’ Silence surrounded not just by...
NOV
06
by Cheryl Poole
TO pack a room with boisterous, half-term-celebrating, youngsters would seem like a recipe for loud noise. But give them a range of interesting craft-work to attempt and the result can be near-silence. Volunteers achieved the seemingly-impos...
OCT
29
by Di Knell
Thursday 6th November, 10-11.30 am, the Coffee Morning will include a Silent Auction. Find out more at Parkhurst Hall, Parkhurst Road. What treasures will they be selling? Have fun finding out how much they go for. ...
SEP
05
by Di Knell
New National Curriculum Besides the subjects described in our Teachers’ Pack, we are also now running enhanced sessions on the Stone Age and Smuggling (as part of a local history study) to support the new National Curriculum starting ...
AUG
14
by Cheryl Poole
STRIPED blazer and boater, “flapper” dress and feather boa – Bexhill Museum volunteers went back to the Roaring Twenties for their annual summer Family Fun Day on Friday, July 25th. The Fun Day is held in partnership with Bexhill Carnival and sup...
JUL
13
by Di Knell
STEPPING OUT TO EXPLORE BUCKHOLT FARM AND LOCAL IRONWORKINGS.Meet at Sidely Car Park opposite Lidl at 2.00 pm on Sunday 20th July for a somewhat more demanding walk than usual. Access to this private site is challenging with steep banks, uneven gr...
JUL
10
by Cheryl Poole
Collections Review and Community Engagement Project for 2014/15 Bexhill Museum and four other partner museums in West and East Sussex and Kent have awarded a grant to run a collections review project. Funded by the Arts Council England’s St...
JUL
10
by Cheryl Poole
IT takes a group of dedicated railway ?buffs? to put together an exhibition on a defunct rail line and do the subject full justice. On June 14, 1964 the last passenger-carrying diesel train thundered over the 17-arch viaduct over the Combe Haven ...
JUN
23
by Cheryl Poole
SUSSEX Day was brought to Bexhill Museum with a flourish when Rother member Cllr Paul Lendon rang the bell for the county. Stalls in the museum’s Education Room were selling everything Sussex – from Sussex flags to illustrated maps drawn...
JUN
03
by Di Knell
Bexhill Museum celebrated its 100th birthday on Thursday 22nd May 2014 by throwing a party in honour of its founders. As well as good food, drink and company there was an abundance of special events. The evening also served as the off...
MAY
12
by Di Knell
Come and celebrate Bexhill Museums 100th Birthday, and help the museum thrive in the next 100 years! Centenary Birthday Party at the museum on Thursday 22nd May 6.30-8.30pm, buffet, bubbly and birthday cake as well as special activ...
MAR
11
by Cheryl Poole
OUTING TO KENWOOD HOUSE, HAMPSTEAD, LONDON Date: Thursday 8th May 2014 Time of first pick-up: 8.30am Cost: £23...
MAR
09
by Di Knell
Bexhill Observer reported the opening of Bexhill Remembers which was well attended on Friday 28th February. THREE hundred and thirty one tiny bottles hang from the twigs of a tree. Each bears a label. Each represents a Bexhillian killed in the ...
MAR
05
by Di Knell
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FEB
14
by Di Knell
The Limited Edition Bexhill Museum Centenary Bear is in the Museum Shop now....
JAN
07
by Di Knell
A new Machine Embroidery and Textiles course at Bexhill museum in spring 2014. Claire Buckley a freelance textile artist, author and qualified teacher will be running a 6 week course from March 11- April 15 2014. Tuesdays from...
DEC
04
by Cheryl Poole
Movers and Shakers Youth Performance and Exhibition Project, Bexhill Museum Performance at the De La Warr Pavilion Auditorium on Saturday 29 March 2014 Exhibition at Bexhill Museum opening on Saturday 3 March 2014 Bexhill Museum will be...
NOV
19
by Di Knell
Bexhill Remembers Exhibition and archive project for 2014, opening Saturday 1 March 2014. Local people will uncover the part played by Bexhill residents in the First World War, thanks to a £35,500 grant from the Heritage Lottery ...
NOV
07
by Cheryl Poole
On Wednesday 16th November Dr Geoff Doel gave an interesting, well illustrated talk on the ?Green Man’. These images of heads with foliage coming out of their mouths and eyes are found in many places, even in Bexhill – look above the door...
NOV
05
by Cheryl Poole
HISTORY in miniature has been brought to Bexhill Museum. The contents of a single but highly informative display case tell how a postal service was brought to the town. The display is the work of Bexhill Philatelic Society. It marks the stamp-collec...
OCT
18
by Di Knell
SPOOKY SUSSEX DROP-IN AFTERNOONThursday 31st October 2013 from 2.00 to 4.00pm.Spooky crafts. Guided Walk-about through the Galleries from 3.00 to 4.00pm. Find the spookiest objects and learn all about them.Adults £3, children £2. Childre...
OCT
04
by Cheryl Poole
BEXHILL Museum has played a significant local part in the Heritage Open Days project in which 4,500 buildings nationally were opened to the public. Museum curator Julian Porter gave a fascinating powerpoint presentation in the council chamber to ...
AUG
28
by Di Knell
The Real Thing Bexhill Museum Takeover Day at the De La Warr Pavilion Free Family drop in activities 11am- 4pm Saturday 14th September, the De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill on Sea To celebrate the De La Warr Pavilion exhibition The Univers...
AUG
22
by Cheryl Poole
DEDICATED volunteers on the Education Group at Bexhill Museum have doubled the number of children visiting the museum on school trips in two years. Group leader Anne Lucarotti told Mark Redsell, head teacher of Buckswood School, on Monday, Augus...
AUG
13
by Cheryl Poole
CHILDREN’S laughter filled the building when Bexhill Museum staged its Family Fun Day. More than 500 youngsters took part in the July 26th event, staged in support of Bexhill Carnival. Ten volunteers from the staff of Hastings Direct, which i...
JUN
27
by Cheryl Poole
VRRMM! Antiques expert David Harper brought a growling E-Type Jaguar V12 to a halt on De La Warr Parade and out stepped supermodel Jodie Kidd. The celebrities were on a mission – to meet Bexhill Museum chairman John Betts. Scott...
JUN
24
by Cheryl Poole
A GRAPHIC account of the discovery of one of the most important hoards of rare Roman coins was given on Tuesday, May 28th to guests at Bexhill Museum. The visitors included town MP Greg Barker, High Sheriff Graham Peters, Town Mayor Cllr Frances ...
JUN
11
by Cheryl Poole
The popular folk/eclectic acoustic/originals band Titus is playing a long-awaited return gig at Bexhill Museum on July 5th as part of the Sussex Folklore season and to help raise museum funds. Titus are well-known throughout Kent and Sussex for thei...
JUN
11
by Cheryl Poole
GENERATIONS of children visiting Bexhill Museum will be able to learn of an historic link between the town and Holland. Bexhill aimed at raising £120,000 to buy a corvette during its Warship Week in 1942. Despite the fact that its war-time ...
MAY
24
by Cheryl Poole
TWO towering figures now stand guardian over Bexhill Museum’s major exhibition for 2013. Folklore, Farming, Festivals and Fertility already featured farm implements from the past, a time-line of country rites and rituals plus colourful cost...
APR
19
by Cheryl Poole
A LAUNCH day to welcome the Bexhill Observer staff held on Friday, April 5 saw many of the paper’s readers visit the museum to meet them. The paper’s reporters have not had a base in the town since the Observer office in Sackville Road s...
APR
02
by Cheryl Poole
BEXHILL Museum has been awarded full accreditation by the Arts Council after being judged by the same standards as the V&A. Months of work for Bexhill Museum curator Julian Porter backed by the efforts of the establishment’s volunteers...
MAR
06
by Cheryl Poole
SIR Goddard Oxenbridge of Brede had the misfortune to be considered an ogre who ate children. This was not helpful in the 15th Century and in 1487 Sir Goddard was executed by being cut in half with a wooden saw.Sir Goddard’s fate is just one o...
FEB
01
by Cheryl Poole
WHAT has been described as the most important hoard of Roman 3rd Century coins found in Britain since the 1930s will be on public display at Bexhill Museum from Monday, February 4.Enthusiast Tim Simmonds, of Burwash, was hurrying home in the rain in ...
FEB
01
by Cheryl Poole
VOLUNTEERS who keep Bexhill Museum operating have been told of their “good-news” year. They were attending a meeting in the Education Room which reviewed progress and reforms made in 2012 and summarised plans for the 2013 season which op...
DEC
13
by Cheryl Poole
THE bound files of the Bexhill Observer dating back to its launch in 1896 were the inspiration for a running series of live performances at Bexhill Museum on Friday, December 7th. Matinee and evening audiences saw drama and music students aged 16-18...
NOV
30
by Cheryl Poole
Performance Students bring 100 year old newspaper archives back to life at Bexhill Museum. Due to the success of the Global Gathering youth project and exhibition that took place over the summer, Bexhill Museum has been awarded more funding to engage...
NOV
15
by Cheryl Poole
A KEY element in Bexhill’s motoring heritage has helped publicise both the town and its museum at the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham.Members of the Bexhill 100 Motoring Club used a covered trailer specially designed for the purpose to...
OCT
15
by Cheryl Poole
AMONG the younger volunteers who keep Bexhill Museum running there is one helper who is even younger in heart.When Joyce Philpott is not taking her turn at the independent, accredited, Egerton Road museum she is busy helping ring the bells at St Pete...
OCT
15
by Cheryl Poole
A GLIMPSE of what life was like for the troops who manned the town’s defences against invasion by Napoleon Bonaparte can now be gained at Bexhill Museum. Bill Hill, the retired architect who reconditioned the museum’s original scale mode...
OCT
05
by Cheryl Poole
HAD the manufacturers patented their many technical innovations and put the Armstrong car into production, pioneer motoring would have taken a different course. But they didn’t. The result of their labours was a single machine which languished ...
SEP
10
by Cheryl Poole
MUSICIANS were seen playing in full wide-screen colour as guests gathered in Bexhill Museum’s cafe for a ceremony marking the gift of its new audio-visual system. The Wednesday, September 5th event was an opportunity to thank Bexhill Chamber of...
AUG
13
by Cheryl Poole
BEXHILL Museum played a key role in the highly-successful Party In The Park venture. Volunteers welcomed more than 1200 visitors as the Museum threw open it doors. Saturday, August 11th will long be remembered as a joyous occasion when families flock...
JUL
02
by Cheryl Poole
DELIGHTED students had their first opportunity to see their work on public display when Town Mayor Cllr Joanne Gadd opened Bexhill Museum’s latest exhibition. A Global Gathering celebrates the museum’s rich world art collections. Young pe...
JUN
18
by Cheryl Poole
VIEWERS can now learn how Bexhill became the birthplace of British motorsport thanks to a motor heritage trail of five full-colour display boards. A cavalcade of historic vehicles headed by Bexhill Museum’s replica of the Serpollet steam car wh...
MAY
18
by Cheryl Poole
The Kursaal Story – Bexhill Museum half-day school Bexhill’s Kursaal has always been a subject of wonder and curiosity. It is no longer there, of course, but how could this stylish, exotic looking centre of entertainment have come to a sm...
APR
26
by Cheryl Poole
MEMBERS of the public are being invited to take a detailed look at one of the key factors which shaped Twentieth Century Bexhill. With That’s Seaside Entertainment, the Society of Bexhill Museums is offering three half-day workshops in the Eger...
APR
25
by Cheryl Poole
A SPECIAL Bexhill Museum exhibition featuring nearly 40 gold and platinum discs, CDs and DVDs has been dedicated to the museum’s unsung heroes. In a 25-year career as a record company executive with giants like CBS, Polygram and MGM, graphi...
APR
25
by Cheryl Poole
SIX months of detailed research and painstaking work have produced an evocation in miniature of a long-lost Bexhill landmark.At 82, retired architect Bill Hill’s eye for detail and steady hand with a pair of tweezers are undiminished.The man ...
MAR
02
by Cheryl Poole
THE premier exhibition for Bexhill Museum’s 2012 season poses an intriguing range of questions. Sporting Bexhill was formally opened by Town Mayor Cllr Stuart Wood at a gathering in the Egerton Road museum’s costume and social histo...
FEB
28
by Cheryl Poole
IN an immediate response to the shock sudden death of soul diva Whitney Houston, a South Coast Museum is staging its own unique tribute. The eight-platinum CD award designed in 1999 to mark Whitney’s eight-million sales in the UK is now o...
FEB
28
by Cheryl Poole
MORE than 70 of the faithful folk who keep voluntarily-run Bexhill Museum going crowded its education room. They were taking part in the museum’s first Volunteers’ Day, one of a raft of new measures designed to help the fully-accred...
FEB
28
by Cheryl Poole
VISITORS to Bexhill Museum this year will be spoilt for choice when it comes to the range of exhibitions planned there. The Egerton Road museum re-opens on Monday, February 6. To mark Olympics year, the major exhibition will be Sport In Bexhil...
FEB
28
by Cheryl Poole
BEXHILL Museum features in a forthcoming edition of BBC2’s Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is. An edition featuring Society of Bexhill Museums chairman John Betts is due to be screened at 5.15pm on Wednesday, February 8. When John receive...
FEB
08
by Cheryl Poole
Please see the press releases from the past year below: August 2011: Christmas Craft Fair 2011 - Saturday 19 November 2011, 10am - 5pm: Stalls now available to book! We are now taking bookings for our second annual Christmas Craft Fair. Tables are &p...
DEC
09
by Cheryl Poole
'Museum Evening Lectures' Almost everyone reading this will possess at least one pair of spectacles and might have wondered where this indispensable piece of equipment came from. Frank Barraclough, who practiced locally as an optometrist for 50 year...
JUN
06
by Cheryl Poole
The latest press releases in relation to events, activities, lectures, exhibitions and more at Bexhill Museum can be found in the 'All News' section of this website.For the latest newsletters, take a look at the Bexhill Museums Newsletters page.Plus,...
FEB
08
by Cheryl Poole
The Society of Bexhill Museums host a wealth of lectures throughout the year. The 2011/12 lecture programme is available to download here: Lecture Programme 2011/12We will aim to bring you reports of the lectures on this page. For past lectures, plea...
FEB
10
by Cheryl Poole
Welcome to Bexhill Museums newsletters.You can find the latest issue on this page in PDF version, along with the newsletters from the last couple of years (please note some documents are large and may take a while to load): Visit 'adobe' website for ...
NOV
19
by Cheryl Poole
Bexhill Museum was officially opened by our patron, Eddie Izzard on Thursday 26 November Eddie Izzard returned to the town of his childhood to render yet another service to a cause he holds dear.Despite of the rain Eddie completed a half marathon fr...
AUG
03
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The Museum walks programme regularly brings to light little snippets of interesting information, details of some historically significant person or event or even one of those things that is neither significant nor important but raises the comment, &l...
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