Seaford Museum and Heritage Society


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

  • Phone: 01323-898222

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.

Further information

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).

Charges:

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

Travel directions:

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.

Upcoming events:

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Facilities and services

Facilities:

  • Toilets
  • Education facilities available
  • Meeting room available
  • Object study facilities available (enquire in advance)
  • Research facilities for academics
  • Shop
  • Study facilities

Facilities information:

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

Services:

  • Adult lectures and courses held
  • Brochure or leaflet available with directions to museum
  • Events and resources for children and families
  • General guide to collections available
  • Guided tours
  • Loan service
  • Member of staff available with responsibility for education
  • Object identification and/or written enquiry service
  • Pre-booking service for groups
  • Primary school education service available
  • Printed/audio-visual information available for schools
  • Secondary school education service available
  • Touch exhibits

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