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 Exhibitions for 2015

Bexhill and Abroad

Exploring our World Cultures Collections and their Connections to Bexhill

2 February – 6 December 2015  

Showcasing hidden treasures, and fascinating stories about cultures and collectors. Visually stunning objects from Africa, Asia, South America and the Pacific will be displayed for the first time, demonstrating a breadth of creativity, ingenuity and diversity. Part of the Uniques Project uncovering ethnography in Kent and Sussex, funded by the Arts Council England. Find out more on the project blog:

Something Old, Something New

Wedding Dresses from 1857 to 2007

 2nd February - 6th December 2015

                                        This exhibition showcases the museums exquisite collection of wedding dresses, and reveals fascinating stories about the brides who wore these dresses on their special day.


The wedding dresses date from 1857 up to the present day; including Victorian, Edwardian, 1920s, 1940s and a 21st century Gothic example.  Many of these dresses come with their own personal effects; such as shoes, veils, headdresses, petticoats, hats, sprays, love letters, house-keeping books and photographs.


Most of the women who got married in these dresses had connections to Bexhill. Wedding dresses reflect the communities and cultures that created and preserved them.

We hope you enjoy this sumptuous collection.

The Kings German Legion in Bexhill

The Waterloo bicentenary 1815 – 2015

20 April – 6 December 2015

To mark the two hundredth anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo, Bexhill Museum presents a special exhibition about the King’s German Legion. Their infantry were based in Bexhill, and suffered heavy casualties when fighting as part of the British Army at Waterloo


For previous temporary exhibitions, please visit the Temporary Exhibitions Archive page.