Seaford Museum and Heritage Society

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Seaford Museum is housed in Martello Tower no. 74, which is situated at the eastern end of Seaford seafront. Nicknamed the Tardis by its visitors, there is a deceptive 5,000 square feet of display area which includes the roof with cannon, entrance floor with museum shop, the lower floor of the tower and the covered dry moat area.

The museum not only records Seaford's long history from its days as a Cinque Port but also appeals to all age groups and all members of the family with displays including shops, tableaux and a fascinating collection of material from pre-historic times to the present day. There is a General Store, Dressmakers Parlour, the contents of toy, chemist, ironmonger and photographer's shops as well as Victorian schoolroom, Victorian kitchen and wartime kitchen. There are also collections of domestic appliances covering the first half of the 20th century, office machinery from early typewriters and copiers to computers and a particularly large collection of radios and television sets.

There is a working model of Seaford railway station in 1926, wartime memorabilia, two figureheads, information on shipwrecks in the area and information on the changing coast including a video of the most recent sea defence work.

The Museum has a reference archive of pictures, articles etc. and a register of houses in the town, which may be consulted by appointment.

Venue Type:

Museum

Opening hours

Summer (Good Friday to End of British Summer Time) Sundays and bank holidays 1100-1600. Wednesdays and Saturdays 1400-1600

Winter (End of British Summer Time to Easter) Sundays and bank holidays 1100-1600
(except Christmas Day).

Admission charges

Adults £2.00
Members free
Children £1.00
Concessions £1.50 (senior citizens)

Getting there

It is easy to find the Martello Tower near the cliffs on the seafront. Please note that the post code BN25 1JH is for SatNav location only and not for mail.

Additional info

Owing to the nature of the building, there is no lift or wheelchair access.

Contains records of Seaford's history from its days as a Cinque Port and has many displays including shops, tableaux, collections of domestic appliances and office machinery and a particularly large collection of radios and television sets.
The Museum has a reference archives of pictures, articles etc. and a register of houses in the town, which may be consulted by appointment.

Collection details

Archaeology, Archives, Coins and Medals, Costume and Textiles, Fine Art, Maritime, Medicine, Personalities, Science and Technology, Social History, Weapons and War

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.

Seaford Sunset Late Opening

  • 15 May 2015 7-9pm

Seaford Museum on the seafront at Seaford will be open late for Museums at Night. This is a grand opportunity to not only visit the museum and doscover our collections, but also (weather permitting) to watch a beautiful sunset from the tower roof.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

http://www.seafordmuseum.co.uk

Getting there

It is easy to find the Martello Tower near the cliffs on the seafront. Please note that the post code BN25 1JH is for SatNav location only and not for mail.

Seaford Museum and Heritage Society
P.O. Box 2132
The Esplanade
BN25 9BH
Seaford
East Sussex
BN25 1JH
England

logo: Heritage Open Days 2014 logo: Museums at Night

Website

www.seafordmuseum.co.uk

E-mail

info@seafordmuseum.co.uk

Telephone

01323-898222

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.
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