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How We Lived Then


Visit this famous southcoast Museum of Shops and social history

See 100,000 exhibits collected over the last 50 years by the owners Jan and Graham Upton. This historical attraction is shown in a regency town house on four floors of old shops room settings and displays this portrays 100 years of social history 1850-1950.

Perfect for a day out the museum is five minutes from the seafront shopping area and theatres. The railway station and main bus stops are about ten minutes walk. Signposted all around the town both for motorists and pedestrians. School, studentand other groups welcomed reduced rates on application. Worksheets available upon request. There is a fascinating Gift Shop at the entrance Guide dogs and other well behaved dogs allowed. Some stairs so not all accessible to disabled visitors.