Newhaven Historical Society


     Newhaven Museum near Brighton, East Sussex



Newhaven Historical Society own and manage the Newhaven Museum which is located at Paradise Park in Newhaven, East Sussex – within easy reach of Brighton and Eastbourne. The museum houses a diverse collection of photographs and artefacts relating to local heritage and the maritime history of Newhaven and the surrounding area.

Newhaven Museum:

Museum opening times until 26th October 2024


Adult Admission £3.00 (accompanied children free of charge)

For further info about opening times please telephone Will Pilfold : 07831900130

An annual programme of interesting talks and events take place at the Hillcrest Centre, Hillcrest Road, Newhaven, BN9 9EA. These are frequently of interest to anyone researching family history and the life and times of their family in Newhaven and East Sussex.

Next Event: Tuesday 1st October 2024 @ 7.30pm

Lewes from a Newhaven perspective

Speaker : Bob Cairns

How did residents of Newhaven interact with Lewes in times gone by? Perhaps by catching the train or the 123 bus service to get to school or a workplace. Maybe a visit to the market, the auction rooms or the cinema. There was live music in the pubs and in the Town Hall – did you know Pink Floyd played there in 1968? Then of course, there was the Horse Racing at Lewes Racecourse, the spectacle of Lewes Bonfire in November and watching Newhaven Football Club play against Lewes at the Dripping Pan. Bob Cairns, who was brought up in Newhaven, where he has traced his ancestors back to 1680, reflects on the relationship between the two towns by delving into his huge collection of postcards and photographs.

Guests welcome: Entrance £5.00

Venue: Hillcrest Centre, Bay Vue Road, Newhaven BN99LH

Local History Speakers - The society is always pleased to have information from speakers who can give a talk for about an hour on subjects including Newhaven, Maritime History, Family History, Social History, Brighton, Eastbourne and East Sussex in general. Please contact the secretary with details.


Newhaven Museum, near Brighton, East Sussex, UK

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