De La Warr Pavilion
The De La Warr Pavilion is a Modernist icon for contemporary arts on the sea front in Bexhil on Sea. It is pioneering in its programme and extraordinary in its approach, attracting leading contemporary artists and thousands of visitors every year. It has two gallery spaces, an auditorium, cafe bar, shop, sea-facing balconies and an outdoor terrace with an award-winning bandstand.
Gallery, Heritage site, Architecture centre
Open every day
10:00 - 17:00 weekdays
10:00 - 18:00 weekends
Closed: Christmas Day
Cafe bar open every day for light lunches, snacks, homemade cakes and drinks.
Selection of spaces available to hire for weddings parties and special occasions
Shop selling books, prints, cards, limited editions, ouvenirs and design-led accessories for the home
Ladybird By Design
- 24 January — 3 May 2015 *on now
For one hundred years, Ladybird books have delighted children, their parents, grandparents and teachers alike, taking readers on a journey of discovery and enlightenment.
Affordable and accessible, Ladybird books hold a significant and affectionate place in the collective psyche of the nation, conjuring up, through written word and illustration, life in Britain in more innocent times.
The De La Warr Pavilion will display over 200 original illustrations that cover a selection of Ladybird books from the late 1950s to early 1970s. Focusing on those books which reflected the world in which the reader lived, the exhibition will feature selections from the People At Work series, Shopping With Mother, the Science and Nature series as well as the Well Loved Tales and Key Words series.
- Family friendly
De La Warr Pavilion Resource Pack
Our innovative DLWP Resource Pack is designed to open up the building and its architecture as a resource for teaching and learning, and is suitable for primary and secondary schools and youth groups.
How to obtain
Packs are free to schools and youth organisations. Pick one up when you visit or call Natalie on 01424 229103 to have a pack sent to you (postage & packing will be charged).
De La Warr Pavilion
Bexhill on Sea
01424 229 111