The Local History Museum is now closed to the public and will be relocated to new premises.
Latest News: The Redoubt Museum is now open for the season.
Eastbourne Society Partnership
Eastbourne Borough Council is currently working in partnership with the Eastbourne Society, Eastbourne Local History Society, Eastbourne Natural History & Archaeological Society and the local branch of Family Roots to develop a new local history facility for the town.
East Sussex Records Office holds many documents relating to Eastbourne local history. Many of these records can be found online at the National Archives' Access To Archives project website.
The Eastbourne Borough Council Museum Service has been awarded a confirmed grant of £72,000 by the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for its exciting new project ‘Eastbourne Ancestors’ which will be the first of its kind in the UK.
There are over 300 skeletons in the Eastbourne Museum Service collection, most of them Anglo-Saxon from around 1500 years ago but some are possibly Neolithic, over 4000 years old. The aim of ‘Eastbourne Ancestors’ is to give an osteo-bigraphy or story from the bones for each individual in the collection. This will involve detailed scientific analysis which will not only confirm the gender, age and size of each individual but could also tell us about their health, diet, social status, regional (or national) origins and perhaps how they died.
For more information on the Ancestors project go the the press release, or contact Museum Services on 01323 415396 or at email@example.com.