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How We Lived Then

20 Cornfield Terrace
East Sussex
BN21 4NS

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Telephone: 01323 737143
Nearest Station: Eastbourne

Visit this famous south-coast 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. We are signposted all around the town, both for motorists and pedestrians. 

School, student and 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. 

Opening Times

Open every day from 10am
Closing time depends on the season


Adult: £5
Child: £4 (up to 15 years)
Seniors: £4.50 (60 years and over)
Under 5s: FREE
Family ticket: £15

Reduced rates for groups upon application


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